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Bundarra Pork Tasting Menu At Bar Nacional

 Here’s a story, about a lovely lady who was raising some very tasty pigs.  All of them were rare-breed Berkshires, like their mothers, and all had free-range digs.

Lauren Mathers

Photo: Em Hart @thaladybaker

Here’s a story about a chef named Alex, who loved pork, more than any other meat. After brining, braising, roasting and compressing – his belly was a treat!

Photo: Bar Nacional

The one day when this lady met this fellow, and they knew that it was a much more than a hunch; that they should join forces, and work together – to cook an amazing … dinner?

Well, close enough.

Bar Nacional is offering a special Bundarra Berkshire pork tasting menu between Easter and ANZAC Day. 

22, 23 and 24 April only

5 courses for $55 food, $85 with matched wines.
Book by calling Bar Nacional on 9252 7999

Bar Nacional uses Bundarra Berkshire pork for it’s signature pork belly dish.  

If you haven’t tasted this dish yet, served at the moment with with apple, lemon verbena, seeds and grains, this has to be your best opportunity. For these three nights, all courses will feature Lauren’s beautiful pork. Oysters with Jamon vinaigrette, Spanish style morcilla, porky bits and pieces like Jamon crumbs and of course Shaun Quade’s Tocino del Cielo (Heaven’s Bacon) dessert to round out the evening.

We may even be able to convince Lauren to visit and chat about her pork. There is no better excuse to come and visit.

Bar Nacional

727 Collins Street
Collins Square / Batman’s Hill 

Stop D15 Batman’s Hill Routes 48, 11 and 31.







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