Weeklong Salute to Pork & Michael’s on Naples, Long Beach

February 18, 2010 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
Michael's on Naples


(Executive Chef David Coleman Explores Italian Tradition Using Becker Lane Organic Pork)

Long Beach”s #1 rated restaurant according to the Zagat Guide, Michael”s On Naples, is going “”hog wild” the week of February 18 i’š25 as it celebrates an age-old Italian tradition highlighting various pork dishes. Executive Chef David Coleman will prepare a number of specials all week featuring Becker Lane certified organic, pasture-raised pork. Among the items that will be included on the $55 per person, four-course chefs tasting menu are house-made sausages, slow-cooked pork belly with heirloom beans, house-made mortadella, warm testa salad and country-style pork chops with braised leeks. Pork items will also be available a la carte.

Pork from Becker Lane is used by only the finest chefs in the world as the pigs are raised in a 2,000-year-old tradition of being fed acorns and allowed to graze freely. Coleman says that the weeklong program goes hand-in-hand with the restaurant”s adherence to the slow food movement that reinforces the connection between “plate and palate.” People who follow this concept embrace the notion that with the pleasure of dining comes the responsibility to protect the heritage, tradition, and culture of food.

“We’re delighted to launch our version of this Italian tradition, which underscores our commitment to the slow food movement. We believe that food should taste good and be produced in a clean manner without harming the environment, and that animals should be treated humanely in the process,” said Coleman.

Situated in the heart of picturesque Naples Island Long Beach”s most exclusive neighborhood Michael’s on Naples has developed a devoted clientele fierce in their loyalty of the restaurant. The menu is designed to protect the heritage, tradition and culture of food (i.e., herbs and spices are fresh and never bottled, produce is organic and secured from local farmers, meats are organic and come from small-scale providers). In addition to its renowned wine list, Michael”s On Naples offers a full bar. For more information, call (562) 439-7080 or visit www.michaelsonnaples.com.

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