The Pigs are going to Vietnam! We have been chosen to be a part of a nationally televised food and travel show that will air sometime next year. Mama Le and Chef Andrew will be visiting some famous restaurants and also visiting old stomping grounds of Mama's youth. It will be a fun, at times emotional journey, but it all comes back to food, as mother and son will visit various hot spots and stalwart traditional eateries to gain more knowledge on the history of Vietnamese cuisine.
To celebrate, we are going to have a Hanoi cuisine inspired menu for this Wednesday’s Blaisdell Farmers Market. Also, this Saturday, November 12 will be our 3rd anniversary of the opening of The Pig & the Lady! We cannot believe that it's been already 3 years but at the same time, it feels like the restaurant just opened yesterday. It has truly been a harrowing, yet exciting journey for Chef Andrew and his family, and we cannot be more prouder of him, his vision and the hard working staff that supports him everyday by providing a unique dining experience for our patrons.
Therefore, in celebration of this accolade, as well as the upcoming Vietnam trip, check out the special farmers market menu:
BUN CHA HANOI — grilled pork belly & pork shoulder, marinated in fish sauce, sides of pressed vermicelli noodles, otsuji lettuce, house pickles, shiso, lemon balm
HANOI PHO BAC — rare beef, chili vinegar, fresh ginger, cracked black pepper, green onion & cilantro, fresh noodles
CHA CA LA VONG — local fish marinated in turmeric & galangal, fried in turmeric oil & scallions and dill, served with rice vermicelli, peanut, lemon balm
As always, the full menu and schedule is over at the Farmers Market page.
Finally, we want to wish another brother a happy birthday, general manager Alex! You see him everyday either being a server at the restaurant, or wiping down tables, and also running the farmers market programs. HIs work ethic is astounding and loves being in the trenches with the staff. He is always smiling and wanting to ensure a great experience for our diners, sometimes to a fault. But, it just shows he truly cares about the food and that is the best kind of attitude and demeanor, especially at The Pig & the Lady. So, if you see him on November 10, then wish him a happy birthday.