Meat lovers are set to go ho-ho-hog wild for the world’s first restaurant serving nothing but food and drink made with the nation’s festive favourite: pigs in blankets (PIBs).
Hailed by millions as the best bit of Christmas dinner, the bacon wrapped sausage leaves everything else on the plate trailing in its wake. To pay homage to the hog treat, the meat masterminds at The Jolly Hog have put them centre stage and created an entire menu dedicated to the boujee banger.
The carefully curated menu is anything but boaring, featuring sweet and savoury Christmas classics with a porky twist. Expect to pig-out on scrumptious starters and meaty mains, such as ‘PIB Cocktail’, a take on the prawn and Thousand Island dressed dish, Mince PIB Pies, a throwback to the original recipe served in the early Middle Ages, and ‘Festive Fondue’, a baked camembert served with piles of pigs in blankets for dipping.
For those who plan to enjoy the festive feast with friends and family, the chefs at Pigsty – The Jolly Hog’s Bristol-based restaurant where the menu will be available - have also created a shareable, showstopping Christmas Dinner Trifle – containing layers of creamy mash, cranberry-soaked brioche and of course the star ingredient, pigs in blankets!
Those who have a sweet tooth will be as happy as a pig in muck once they feast their eyes on the weird and wonderful dessert options up for grabs, from PIBfiteroles bursting with bacon jam, to warm candy bacon and apple ‘Hognuts’ topped with a miniature version of the bacon and sausage side.
And to wash it all down, attendees can sip on bacon-spiked cocktails garnished with… you guessed it, more pigs in blankets! Made by the Pigsty’s in-house meatologist team, the restaurant will serve twists on cocktails usually favoured on Christmas morning, such as ‘Bucks PIBzz’ and the ‘Bloody Percy’.
However, those who want to try the limited-edition menu will have to be quick. The pop-up will be open for just three days in December, opening its doors on Friday 3rd until Sunday 5th (also National Pigs in Blankets Day).
Olly Kohn from The Jolly Hog said, “We love hearing how much our customers love our pigs in blankets, and we thought it was high time these porky treats get the attention they deserve in the run up to Christmas. Something so delicious shouldn’t be relegated to the side of a plate of turkey and sprouts. As well as being packed with PIBs, our chefs have made sure every item on the menu tastes as banging as our bangers, because our customers are used to getting the best!”
The Jolly Hog sells award-winning, British outdoor bred, RSPCA assured sausages and bacon – including their extremely popular pigs in blankets – at supermarkets all over the UK.
Pigsty, 1-2 Gaol Ferry Steps, Bristol BS1 6WE