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As is befitting of a true tasting experience, TÈ Restaurant’s chef will send out his intermezzo creations before almost every course, in addition to the five- or nine-course set menu items. Expect small bites, little packages and dishes meant to stimulate, clear and cleanse your palate before moving on to the next course. To end the meal at this Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant, if you somehow have room after enjoying all of the delectable dishes the chef has sent out thus far, he has a plate of mignardises brought to the table. You’ll notice a large flying pig in the center of the mignardises plate; this pig, also present on the back of your personalized menu, is almost the mascot of the restaurant. He dates back to when chef-owner John Calabrese and his wife first dreamed of opening a fine-dining restaurant in Leola, Penn. — and a good friend of theirs replied, “Sure, when pigs fly.” Once the dream was realized, they decided to embrace the proverbial pigs.