Monday, July 18, 2011
I first tasted porchetta when I was in Italy three summers ago, and I despaired at ever getting the real thing again. A few months later, Sara Jenkins opened her Porchetta at 110 East Seventh Street, between First Avenue and Avenue A. I had a meeting canceled at the last minute on Friday, so I decided to take myself there for a porchetta sandwich. Unbelievable! It tastes exactly the same as in Italy, and comes on this perfectly sized ciabatta to boot. The restaurant is quite small, and not fancy, but the food is fantastic.