And that’s what exudes from Jan Buhrman and her culinary team – passion. Nothing short of the true love for food, we attended the Pork and Knives Dinner last week, part of the Swine and Dine weekend here on Martha’s Vineyard. Catered, executed, and delivered to us by the team at the Kitchen Porch Catering and the Harbor View Resort chefs, this was a meal unlike any other.
The ambiance was set and this would be the culmination of a weekend filled with pigs and pork. Hosted at one of the best (if not the best) hotels on Martha’s Vineyard, we dined at the Water Street Restaurant, part of the Harbor View Hotel and Resort in Edgartown.
Arriving at the Harborview at 6pm, we mingled with a few familiar and local faces, such as our friends from the Port Hunter, and got to meet some new foodies as well. But enough about the people we are here to talk about the food!
A little background on Jan Burhman and why the pigs. She’s been the island’s go-to caterer since 1985, where she creates menus for everything from summer BBQs to fine dining events; at the Kitchen Porch, you’ll also be able to receive culinary classes (I’m eyeing the Easy Holiday Entertaining this December). During her catering orders, Jan realized all the food that was going to waste and had the marvelous idea to start raising pigs. Waste food would feed the pigs, and in turn, the pigs would feed us. Genius right?!