East Passyunk Gets a Restaurant Week of its Own

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East Passyunk’s Restaurant Week is set to run Sunday, February 24th through Saturday, March 2nd. Several of Philadelphia’s best restaurants will be participating, including Stateside, Will, Le Virtu and Fond. Twenty-one restaurants will offering three-course meals at $15, $25 and $35. Some restaurants are also offering lunch deals in the $15 range.

East Psssyunk Restaurant Week menus are being released over the next couple of days at eastpassyunkrestaurantweek.com. Check out some highlights below.

East Passyunk $15 Menu Highlights

El Zarape (1648 EPA)
‘Best of Philly’ winner for best tacos will serve lunch Sunday through Saturday:
Mango Salad (Mango, baby spinach, cherry tomatoes, red onions, achiote vinaigrette)
Grilled Salmon (with spinach and black bean salsa).  BYOB

Marra’s (1734 EPA)
Everyone’s favorite “red gravy” joint sticks to the basics with lunch Sunday through Saturday:
Chicken Cacciatore, Ravioli Sorrento and Penne Campagnola
Add a glass of wine for only $3.00.

Plenty (1710 EPA)
Offering brunch, lunch and dinner, Sunday through Saturday
Choose one of six specialty sandwiches, including a new Provencal (grilled Ahi Tuna, olive tempanade, caramelized fennel, bibb lettuce, lemon zest crumb and cibatta).  BYOB

$25 Menu Highlights

Birra (1700 EPA)
Offering five new off-menu specials during dinner service, Sunday through Saturday
Shrimp and Grits (Seared jumbo shrimp, stone ground polenta,garlic and shallots, chilis, fontina and fresh chives)
Seared Octopus (with tomato compote, 12 bean medley, shaved fennel, Hungarian paprika, fresh lemon and oregano and extra virgin olive oil)
Truffle Pizza (Taleggio, mozzarella, local mushrooms, infused extra virgin olive oil, shaved black truffle, toppied with a fried egg).

Cantina Los Caballitos (1651 EPA)
Optional tequila pairing ($10 more) for dinner Sunday through Thursday
Grilled Squid Steak (with Chimichurri, Mexican greens, roasted corn salsa, white rice, with optional pairing of Don Julio Blanco)
Roasted Pork Loin (with Peanut Mole, refried beans, vegetable rice, paired with optional Cazadores Reposado).
Vegan options are also available.

Noir (1909 EPA)
Dinner Sunday and Tuesday through Saturday.
Moules Frites (Mussels, spinach, tomato, roasted garlic, house fries)
Risotto Balls (with fresh mozzarella and prosciutto)
Creamy Chicken Pot Pie (with roasted vegetables and puff pastry)

$35 Menu Highlights

Fond (1537 S. 11th St.)
Roasted Mushroom Risotto
Beef Short Ribs with Carmelized Onion Spaetzle, Brussels Sprouts and Bordelaise
Belle Cakery’s Malted Milk Chocolate Ice Cream and Peanut Brittle

Le Virtu (1927 EPA)
Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday
house-made charcuterie
Palott cac’ eove (braised egg & cheese croquettes in tomato sauce)
Maccheroni alla mugnaia (hand-pulled single-strand pasta)
Some of their most typical Abruzzese and signature dishes

Tre Scalini (1915 EPA)
Menu is offered Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday
Grilled Polenta with Broccoli Rabe
Branzino “Aqua Pazza,” (literally translated Mad Water) an authentic Italian dish of fish poached in aromatic broth.

Will BYOB (1911 EPA)
Special dinner menu is only available Wednesday and Thursday
Whole Roasted Miatake Mushroom with Ricotta, Madeira and Petit Herbs
Barnegat Light Scallops with Jerusalem Artichoke, Celery and Nasturtium.
Add 3 Oysters with Yuzu and Saffron Sorbet for a $10 supplement.

East Passyunk Restaurant Week [Official Site]