Pig & Finch is serving up fresh, modern pub favorites in Leawood’s Park Place. French, British and American options are all on the menu ranging from pub classics to elegant dishes. Seth Welch is the gastropub’s general manager.
“The 801 Restaurant Group was expanding their concepts and wanted to start a gastropub that had the feel of an old English pub, but still offered world-class food,” says Welch. “The company is based out of Des Moines, Iowa. The main export out of Iowa is pork, and the state bird is the goldfinch, so with that, Pig & Finch was born.
“Chef Joshua Minnich has perfected this menu over the two and a half years he's been here. What makes his food stand out is the unique flavor combinations that you won't see anywhere else. Our pan seared scallops dish includes sweet corn, roasted cauliflower, grilled pears and Vadouvan, a french style curry blend. None of these ingredients are traditionally paired together, but with the rich buttery scallops, they create a dish layered with incredible flavor that is all tied perfectly together.
For his signature dish, he takes a filet of Skuna Bay salmon and prepares it very similarly to how you would prepare and serve prime rib. It is roasted with the skin on with a prime rib glaze and is served with horseradish cream and a port reduction on the side. It's beautiful on the plate and one of the more unique salmon preparations you will find.”
Other popular dishes include their shrimp and grits made with gulf shrimp, speck and Louisiana style hot sauce and their glazed pork belly is made with persimmon, arugula, celery root and sherry maple vinaigrette.
“Our shrimp and grits will stand up to any that you've had anywhere in the country, and our glazed pork belly combines some Asian fusion flavors with perfectly seared pork belly shingles that people rave about.”
Their drink menu changes with the seasons and is regularly updated. Syrups and infusions used in their signature cocktails are made in-house, local and national craft beer selections are on rotation through their twelve taps and their extensive wine list includes 45+ options, so there’s always something new and fresh to pair with your appetizer or meal.
“We have a nice mix of pub food like meatloaf, burgers, sandwiches and shepherd's pie. We also have some unique dishes like Spanish octopus, roasted duck breast and much more. With our take on gastropub, you can get the best of both worlds.
“We strive to create a fun, laid-back atmosphere that feels like your neighborhood pub. You’ll feel like family when you walk in the door and instantly realize this place is something pretty special. We have a ton of regulars and are truly like a little micro-community. Guests love the top-level service and love coming back time and time again. I think that is a result of a very unique but also approachable menu. If you want to come in and have some pub snacks or burgers with a few beers, you can get away spending less than $20 per person. Or, if you want to come in for a special occasion, you can have a 3 course meal with some of the best food in town and pair it with some really nice wines or cocktails. We execute a fine dining menu in a pub friendly environment.”
From birthday parties, rehearsal dinners and family gatherings to corporate functions and meetings, Pig & Finch is the perfect place to host your next small gathering or big event. Their dining options include their semi-private room for up to 20 guests, their community table for up to 16, or buyout the entire restaurant to accommodate up to 150 guests. Chef Minnich and his team can even create a custom menu to complete your event.
Don’t miss their happy hour, brunch on Sunday’s and outdoor patio during warmer months.