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What’s at the Centre of an Italian New Years Table?

Most cultures holiday traditions bring about a certain symbolism and festivity. With New Years almost always encouraging luck and prosperity in the year to come and of course, a hearty protein at the centre of the table; a grand roast embodied with a strengthening abundance.

Salty crackling, succulent meat, with a zippy herb stuffing; the absolute perfect Italian roast to bring in a new year: Porchetta.

Porchetta is an Italian specialty, often sold by street vendors outside shopping plazas, at festivals and in the marketplace. This feast of a roast is an important part of local cuisine in the Lazio Region. Family and friends gather to wrap their teeth around the pork shoulder flavoured and stuffed with herbs, garlic and seasoning and cooked as a whole pig until the skin is golden.

Bar Alto is preparing its kitchen’s to supply the feast and festivities of the year. Bring in the New Year dining from our al la carte menu while decked out upon the river and witness a magnificent Porchetta spit roasting on the deck. As the count down begins, grab glass of bubbles and prepare to enjoy the traditional Porchetta to be served in the early moments of the New Year.

The perfect centrepiece to excite tastebuds and bring in a perfect New Years Eve.