well, went with the simple preparation - 18-20 cloves inserted into a 5.5lb pork roast, bone in, salt & pepper, fresh rosemary. on the rotisserie for about 90-105min. rested for 15. internal temp at about 165-170.
served with the above fig/port reduction, roasted sweet potato/onion/garlic mash, swiss chard and salad. glass of lindemann's Pomme and then a few bohemian pils.
un. freaking. believable.
a few chops left over for dinner - drooling already!