The better you know your food, the better you can understand how to cook it. For The Spotted Trotter, understanding the products we use to make our food means understanding how it was raised, what it was fed, and, yes, even how its life was taken. All of these factors play into the flavor of the food and the success of our recipes.
Whether it’s the cilantro in a crepinette or the fat used for lardo, every taste you experience is affected by the environment in which it was developed. When the finest products are procured, they take on a power of their own. Then, when premium meat is combined properly with other ingredients, all of the components delicately work together to marry their flavors, mature and bloom.
A recipe is successful when the ingredients truly accept each other: fresh seasonings, salts, smoke, fat, and most of all the primary flavor of the meat – all individuals, but working together. This is what I call balance. When cooking with meat, as with any food, flavor is one thing, but balance is everything.
We invite you to browse our website to find the selection of fine meats currently on our menu. We change our products seasonly and weekly, so it’s always a good idea to call ahead of time to see what’s in production.