The Pig and Palm Cebu is a pretty intimidating restaurant and it has every right to be. Considering a Michelin-starred chef owns it, you’d think the restaurant is expensive. But with the right recommendations, it doesn’t have to be.
My apologies to the chef and the people behind this establishment. My photos do not do any justice to how actually luscious the dishes were. To make up for this, I have included some photos from the restaurant’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.
My husband promised to surprise me on our first wedding anniversary. After checking in at Marco Polo Plaza Cebu, we got ready for our dinner date at The Pig & Palm. To be honest, it’s been on my list of places to visit ever since a friend told us about its existence. But after reading about the restaurant, I hesitated. I thought it would be costly to try their dishes.
Michelin-star chef Jason Atherton and his wife Irha own the restaurant. It is the chef’s 16th restaurant under The Social Company, three of which have Michelin stars. Chef Atherton trained under chefs Gordon Ramsay and Ferran Adrià.
So when our GrabCar parked outside The Pig and Palm Cebu location, I knew there was no turning back. We would have to be careful about the dishes we order, or else we’d end up washing dishes on our anniversary.
We also ordered the Chargrilled Miso Carrots, Baba Ganoush, Walnut Pesto (P150). Out of all the dishes, this was the one I enjoyed most. The carrots were exquisitely soft to chew. The flavors easily harmonized with each other. The thought of the dish makes me want to head to the restaurant for lunch.
For our mains, we picked the Grilled Squid, Seaweed Salad, Green Mango, and Confit Tomatoes (P220); along with an order of Chicken Karaage, Sriracha Mayonnaise (P250). The Karaage was interesting. Its accompanying sauce gave hints of spice without overpowering the meat. The Grilled Squid, a combination of color and texture, was a playful experience that toyed with our palates.
It was a delightful experience; one we couldn’t help not to share with friends and family. We spent around P800 for our dinner date. Even though we didn’t get to spend our entire budget, we were already full from the dishes we picked out.
The Pig & Palm was a fitting choice to celebrate a milestone in our life together. It’s not a restaurant we’d pick on a normal day, but it’s definitely something to look forward to on a special occasion.
The Pig & Palm Cebu Location:
Pescadores Road, Cebu Business Park
For reservations, call (032) 255 8249
Restaurant Operating Hours:
7:30 AM – 12:00 AM (Tuesdays – Fridays)
8:00 AM – 12:00 AM (Saturdays – Sundays)
Bar Operating Hours
12:00 PM – 12:00 AM (Tuesdays – Thursdays)
12:00 PM – 2:00 AM (Fridays – Saturdays)