The Pig and The Lady makes Bon Appétit list
BY NINA WU / email@example.com
The Pig and the Lady, which serves up Chef Andrew Le and his family’s eclectic East-meets-West menu, landed on the list of Bon Appétit’s list of America’s Best New Restaurants 2014.
The restaurant at Pacific Gateway Center in Chinatown is the only Hawaii pick on the list, which features 50 nominees from across the U.S. (from San Francisco to New York).
Chef Le, a 2012 Hawaii Rising Star, has taken his mother’s Vietnamese home recipes and given them a new perspective, including a pho with charcoal-grilled chicken. Le, a St. Louis School graduate, also worked for Chef Mavro before starting The Pig and the Lady as a pop-up in 2011, selling the family’s Vietnamese-inspired comfort food at various farmer’s markets.
The bricks-and-mortar restaurant opened in November 2013 and serves lunch and dinner.
Bon Appétit recommended The Pig and the Lady’s Loatian fried chicken with pickled chiles and peanuts; any of the noodles dishes; and whole roasted brisket (pictured above).
You can still find The Pig and the Lady at Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation’s farmers markets on Wednesdays (Blaisdell Center), Thursdays (Kailua) and Saturday (Kapiolani Community College).
The 50 nominees were selected by Foodist Andrew Knowlton, and will be narrowed down to a Hot 10 list, announced Aug. 19.
The Pig and The Lady
83 N. King St.