Michelin-starred chef-restaurateur Jason Atherton and his wife Irha will launch their first restaurant in the Philippines with the Pig & Palm later this year.
The 57-cover restaurant, based in the MSY Tower, Cebu Business Park in Irha's home town of Cebu, will offer a modern Spanish tapas menu with a focus on pork dishes.
There will also be a 25-cover standalone bar, which will serve cocktails and bar snacks.
It will be the 16th restaurant worldwide for the Athertons' restaurant group, the Social Company, which holds three Michelin stars and spans London, New York, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Dubai and Sydney.
Atherton said: "It has always been Irha's dream to bring some of the success of our restaurant group, the Social Company, back to her home town of Cebu. As my wife and co-director of the company, it gives me no greater joy than to open a Social destination here as my love letter to her."
The restaurant has been created in collaboration with their business partners, Cebu-based property developers Chris and Carla McKowen and architect Lyndon Neri.
The restaurant's menu has been devised by Atherton and head chef Tim dela Cruz, who was born in Manila.
Typical dishes will include jamon and Manchego toastie with quail's eggs, lechon de leche with spiced pork-fat roasted carrots and herb dressing, and pulled pork burgers with spiced tomato chutney and avocado. There will also be a brunch menu offering a range of egg dishes.
The Pig & Palm is expected to open in mid-2016.
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