The award-winning Surry Farms "Surryano" Ham has long been one of our very favorite things on our menu at Mockingbird Hill. It's about as perfect an example as we could ask for of our love for food and drink inspired by Spain but sourced locally.
Edwards & Sons' heritage breed, pastured-raised hogs are cured and smoked using traditional methods that date back to the 1600s. However, for a recent, limited run of hams, President and Cure Master Sam W. Edwards III added an extra step to the process, feeding their hogs on Virginia Peanuts.
“The flavor and texture of our traditional Surryano Hams has always been over the top, and with this project, the additional oils and proteins from the peanuts created something truly special,” said Edwards, speaking on behalf of the company. “We’ve done a few limited releases of this varietal over the past years to make sure we had it right, and the end result is an even more intensely flavored ham with a rich, buttery texture that exceeded my expectations.”
We at Mockingbird Hill are incredibly excited to be one of only a few restaurants in the country to have access to these incredibly unique hams. Come join us and enjoy this beautiful marriage of Virginia ham and Virginia peanuts!