Dish: Beacon’s Pork Chop Milanese


Every restaurant has customer favorites that must remain on the menu year in and year out, and at Sag Harbor’s Beacon restaurant one of those dishes is its Pork Chop Milanese, a surprisingly light dish perfect for a sunset meal with a glass of rosé.

“Going into out 19th season at the Beacon, we are known at both our restaurants (The Beacon and The Bell & Anchor) for fresh local seafood but we also balance the menu so there is something for everyone who dines with us,” says Chef Sam McCleland. “The Pork Milanese was designed to be the perfect summer meal because it is light and comes with a wonderful salad on top. We take the pork off the bone and pound it thin, bread it with fresh herbs and Panko breadcrumbs. It has a delicate crisp crust and is topped with a fresh salad of mixed greens, frisee, roasted tomatoes, caramelized onions and shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano which is dressed with creamy-lemon truffle vinaigrette. With a generous squeeze of the fresh lemon wedge it is served with, this dish is the ultimate summer meal.”

Beacon sources much of its menu from local farmers, adds Chef McCleland, including Harry Ludlow, Tom Falkowski and David Falkowski in Bridgehampton.

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