Jacques Pepin and his wife, Gloria are the special guests at Alforno Trattoria's Nose to Tail pork dinner Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. featuring Kurobuta pig raised in Vermont.
"This menu highlights Jacques' belief in frugality, wasting no part of the animal," Alforno noted in a news release. Course selections include rillette and head cheese of Kurobuta pig, salad of field greens topped with deep-fried pig ears and porchetta and pork Milanese, all paired with Italian wine. Dessert is a seasonal fruit tart with fresh whipped cream, served with limoncello.The Pepins will mingle with guests during the cocktail hour, and Jacques will sign copies of two of his best-selling books, "Essential Pepin" and "The New Complete Techniques," according to Alforno.
Alforno is at 1654 Boston Post Rd. in Old Saybrook. Information and reservations: 860-399-4166, alforno.net.