behind the name
Pig & Fire pays homage to the lechón and it's embodiment of every Filipino gathering - celebration, family, friendship, and camaraderie.
At the center of every Filipino feast is the lechón, a pork dish known in several regions of the world, specifically Spain and it's former colonial territories, including the Philippines. Lechón is a Spanish word referring to a suckling pig roasted over an open fire. Considered by most as the national dish of the Philippines, lechón is prepared for every special occasion, festival, or holiday. The pig is roasted rotisserie-style over charcoal for several hours, rendering it's well-known crispy skin yet tender meat. Chef Anthony Bourdain has touted The Philippine southern island of Cebu as having "The best pig ever." Pig & Fire pays homage to the lechón and it's embodiment of every gathering - celebration, family, friendship, and camaraderie.