Worth Knowing: Mangalitsa re-opening tomorrow after mud season break
Woodstock's hottest new restaurant will be re-opening after a 5-week break. Mangalitsa, located at 61 Central Street, will start serving dinner again tomorrow night, May 9. (See previous Worth Knowing post on Mangalitsa here.) Owners Matt Lombard and Nick Laurendeau took the time off to re-charge their batteries and re-imagine their offerings. They've spent time reflecting on things they learned last Fall during their first few months open, recreating the menu format, rewriting the wine and cocktail list, refining a garden plan with Fat Sheep Farm, and growing their herd of Mangalitsa Pigs in South Woodstock, which now sits at 51 head. They're now ready to re-open the doors!
The menu at Mangalitsa is re-written every Tuesday and pays tribute to the abundance of local food available throughout the seasons. Examples from earlier menus? Hickory roasted pork sausage (that would be pork from their very own Mangalitsa pigs) with warm potato salad, pickled onion, dill and tarragon, tamarind glazed carrots with goat's milk, yoghurt, cashew butter, mint and mandarinquat, duck breast with beets, pink peppercorns, saba and charred orange, miso glazed monkfish with Japanese sweet potato, radish and nori, Cavendish quail with foie grad, cranberry and pistachio stuffing, parsnip confit and brussel sprouts, and Boyden Farm beef strip loin with sweet potato puree, caramelized beets and blue cheese croquette. Yum. Mangalitsa's delicious and creative food is complemented by its unusually good wine list and our constantly evolving cocktails.
Mangalitsa will serve dinner Wednesday through Saturday until the last week in June, when we will resume a 5 night a week schedule. (It will be open for dinner service on Tuesdays as well starting June 6). Dining is by reservation only so call 802-457-7467 now!
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