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SunPork Fresh Foods – Tasting Event

SunPork

I recently had the exciting opportunity to attend a tasting event that showcased SunPork’s expanding range of pre-prepared pork products. This stylish event was held at Eureka 89 and the views were truly spectacular!

SunPork Drinks

The night began with a few cocktails and we later settled down to enjoy the mouth-watering menu created by Eureka Head Chef Renee Martillano.

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Shredded Chicken Arancini with Lemon Aioli

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Mini Pork Schnitzel with Tomato Chutney

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Shredded Beef Empanada with Aji Dipping Sauce

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Pork Belly Rasher in Korean BBQ Sauce, Radish Slaw, Confit Apple, Apple Cream

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Shredded Pork Croquette, Seared Scallop, Fennel Puree

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Peri Peri Pork Schnitzel, Labneh, Braised Cos

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Slow Cooked Pork Ribs in BBQ Sauce, Potato Rosti, Mushroom Crisps

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Slow Roasted Pork Belly, Celeriac Puree, Grilled Fennel

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 Apple, Rhubarb, Fennel and Pork Skin Crumble

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Chocolate

Attending this event reinvigorated my love for pork! Everything was simply delicious however the clear stand outs for me were the shredded pork croquette and the pork skin crumble dessert (who would have imagined that pork skin would be incredible in a dessert?). SunPork Fresh Foods is the largest pork producing group in the Southern Hemisphere and is 100% Australian owned and operated. Our menu was inspired by SunPork pre-prepared products which are perfect for busy people who want delicious home-made meals that can be easily made with minimal time and effort. SunPork Fresh Food products are available at Woolworths and their range includes Pork Schnitzels, Slow Cooked Pork Belly, Smoked Pork Chops, Sweet and Spicy BBQ Pork Ribs as well as a wide variety of fresh pork products. For recipes and more information visit: www.sunporkfreshfoods.com.au.

 

*Disclaimer: I dined as a guest of SunPork Fresh Foods and KDPR.

San Telmo

14 Meyers Place, Melbourne 9650 5525

 

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Beef, egg and olive Empanada

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Humita (Polenta, corn and basil chips) with chipotle mayonnaise

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Ceviche – Peruvian style lemon cured white fish with chilli, sweet potato and onion

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Mejilla de Cerdo: Braised Berkshire pork jowl ‘cheek’ with crackling

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Bife de lomo: Riverina black angus eye fillet (150 day grain fed)

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Hinojo: Fennel, chicory and orange salad with malbec vinaigrette

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Flan: Dulce de leche crème caramel with salted peanut praline

 

Thoughts:

Beef, egg and olive Empanada – really good Traditional Argentine fried pastry. Note that the portion size is tiny so you may not want to share this and have one all to yourself = Good

Humita – Dense chips that have a interesting flavour, great chipotle mayonnaise  = Good

Ceviche – fresh raw fish that had a sharp and spicy taste = Good

Mejilla de Cerdo – marvellous melt-in-your pork (as most of it was fat) with super crunchy crackling = Good

Bife de lomo –  a tender, juicy cut of beef that had a nice smokey flavour to it = Good

Hinojo – we originally did not want to get a salad but became persuaded by our waiter who insisted that we needed something to accompany our steak. It was an okay salad, light and citrusy = Not bad

Flan – Heavenly! Rich crème caramel, crunchy salted peanut praline with a huge dollop of caramelised dulce de leche = Excellent

 

Overall:

A bustling place that serves exciting Argentine food that is designed for sharing. Be sure to try one of their steaks so that you can experience the unique smokey flavour that comes from their authentic parrilla (Argentine charcoal grill). The decor here was definitely bovine inspired: cowhide and leather everywhere! Service was quite good, with our waiter being highly knowledgeable of all the dishes on offer.

 

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