Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day! -- In Which I Attend a Goat Roast

Thanks again to my friends at the Lisa Ekus Group, yesterday I was able to attend an awesome local food event and celebration: An Oaxacan style goat roast!

Looks like something out of a horror movie, right?
In collaboration with some other people in the local food world, the feast was put on for a contest called Big Feast from Food52 and Tasting Table. I'll post links to the articles when they're posted--I can't wait to read the coverage of this really great party. Basically the goat was buried with hot coals and roasted for hours, then we dug it up and dug in. It was great!

Tiny custard tart--probably my favorite dessert

Not only was it my first time tasting goat (I can't quite describe it, it's not like any meat I've ever eaten), but also I got to sample a bunch of locally produced food. I brought my friend and fellow foodie, John, and afterwards we couldn't stop talking about how fun it was--and how AWESOME the food was! It's amazing how full and nourished you feel after a good meal with such fresh ingredients. It really made me want to get more involved in the local food movement. There are so many benefits to eating locally, and the food just tastes SO much better.

Cracked corn

I also met some really cool people. Here are some pictures!

Uncovering the goat

Sauce/Soup/Corn and the goat is underneath

These were my first two plates. Out of four total.

John approves of the goat taco

Removing the goat from the box

Goat carving

Trying goat for the first time--yum!

Delicious local beer

The Lisa Ekus Group!


  1. looks like a fun way to celebrate the holiday!

  2. The custard tarts look delish! And the goat too! Never had goat - what a unique way to cook it. It looks so tender. Happy Memorial Day!

  3. I don't think I've ever had goat but what an awesome event to try it at for the first time!!

  4. omg....I've never had goat but that looks so cool!

  5. Oh my gosh. I love those custard tarts too. It looks like a great day! Thank you for sharing with me! I'm glad I stumbled on your blog tonight. I hope you have a great end to your week!

  6. Your photos are looking great! It's incredible how well natural light works, isn't it? But I would absolutely love to try goat, I'm jealous that you got to do this!

    1. Hehe, even though my Facebook pictures grossed you out? :P Yeah goat was weird. It's not my favorite meat, but if it was offered to me again I'd probably accept. Overall it was just a really fun event!

  7. A goat roast!!!! I've never been to one...perhaps the next time my neighbor's very destructive goat wanders over...JUST KIDDING!