Get ready to go hog wild at Lechon Fest, Toronto’s newest food festival devoted to the Philippine favourite.
Central to this celebration is the crispy, golden coal-roasted pig famous for its succulent meat and other porky wonders and BBQ staples.
Taking place over two days in September at Wychwood Barns, event organizers (the same folks behind Canada’s Coconut Festival) aim to “encourage our Filipino-Canadians to learn more about, cultivate and honor our rich culinary traditions as a strong pillar of our national cultural identity.”
On the itinerary; a Kusina Battle Royale, fruit and vegetable carving competition, lechon cooking class, variety show, talent competitions, kids area, and of course, food from vendors like Platito, LJ Kusina Express, Barrio Fiesta, and more.
When: September 2 and 3
Where: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street, Toronto
Price: Admission is free