Hog Roast Ripon offers specialty menus all-year-round, including our amazing Southern Slow Roast, which gives you no less than three meaty mains and four sides, and our Loaded Fries, where we smother fresh chips with your choice of meat and slaw, as well as melting cheese. Nevertheless, at this time of year, where everyone’s rushing to get Christmas gifts and put the tree and decorations up, we also have our lovely two-course festive menu available, with plenty of delicious food that will satisfy your guests and get them into the spirit of things.
There are two meaty mains on offer with our Hog Roast Ripon festive menu – either flame-roasted whole turkeys (to stick with the tradition of feasting on this poultry at Christmastime) or a centrepiece hog roast, slowly roasted over flames for hours on end. The latter comes complete with salty crackling, carved off the hog, as well as apple sauce and sage and onion stuffing, while the turkey main is served with fresh cranberry sauce and stuffing. We also have a vegetarian main of veggie skewers if needed, where we grill halloumi and a rainbow of vegetables to serve with Tzatziki and wraps.
In terms of sides, you won’t believe your eyes, as we actually give you seven in total – pigs in blankets, cauliflower cheese, roasted potatoes with rosemary and garlic, green beans, peas, carrots and glazed sprouts, all to be suitably drowned in our tasty homemade gravy.
When one of our long-term corporate customers asked us to cook up a Christmas feast Hog Roast Ripon-style recently, it would be with both meaty mains and the vegetarian main as well. For this function, we arrived at the venue several hours before service and set up our equipment outside in the grounds, ready to prepare the hog for its roasting first. Sometime later, we set the turkeys cooking too and then later in the day, it was time to freshly prepare the many sides and trimmings, as well as the veggie main.
By the time we were ready, with a great amount of scrumptious, fresh food, the guests had all arrived, mostly in festive outfits, and they couldn’t wait to dig in.