Provence Casino Would Bring Nationally Acclaimed Chefs

Tom Colicchio and Andrew Camellini with Bart Blatstein | Amanda Laura

Tom Colicchio and Andrew Camellini with Bart Blatstein | Amanda Laura

If Bart Blatstein lands Philadelphia’s remaining casino license he will bring two nationally known chefs to town. Bart Blatstein told the assembled media at the North Broad Street site of what he hopes will be his Provence Casino that  Tom Colicchio and Andrew Carmellini will open restaurants in the complex.

Tom Colicchio, who is known for hosting Top Chef and his Craft restaurants hints that he will be doing a steakhouse that will utilize local farmers for produce and beef as well. He added, “I have a few steakhouses already but I want to do something different, something unique for Philadelphia.”


As for Andrew Camellini, who has six restaurants in New York and Miami, the James Beard winning chef is leaning towards an Italian restaurant. Despite the French name of Provence, the chef is thinking Italian Riviera. "It's not far from where my family is from, so I think that's where I'm headed to draw inspiration from."

Each chef has time to nail down their concept as the gaming board isn't expected to announce a winner of the second Philadelphia casino license till later in 2014.

For more on Blatstein and the Provence Casino, check out Property.

 

  • matthew brandley

    O k folks . Let me get this straight. In the phila area we have sugar house. caesars I believe in chester, phila park , valley forge, phila park, allentown, the poconos, the casinos in ac and now this one? Has anyone ever heard the words over saturation? The Atlantic just closed and the borgoat is bankrupt along with the trop and Lord knows how many others are going the same route. Again common sense has been lost thanks to greed and stupidity of the state and the almighty dollar. Go after me for my spelling , whatever , but I am correct

  • matthew brandley

    more crime and lower life forms crawling out of the woodwork of north philly . left that out. just what sociey doesnt need.

    • no

      Go back to philly.com.

      • matthew brandley

        HEY STUPID! they have opend how many now in delaware? 5 in md with one now being built in baltimore. one just aproved in national harbor just across the river from d c and accessible to millions of people in d c va and n c. . Again wy is it when you assclowns get burried in facts you get sarcastic? at md live they have had violent robberies since its in a pred black area. again facts are facts! same thing has happend at sugar house. so again dont dare tell me I am wrong when all I have is facts to back me up. same thing has happend at phila park. They drw low lifes. same thing has happend in a c. If people want to gamble, do what they want . I dont care. I dont waste my money on it. But when stats back up what I am saying, and you clowns want to get sarcastic? you have a problem!

        • no

          tl;dr, bro. Means “Too Long, Didn’t Read.”

          Seriously, with your long disconnected racist rants without proper capitalization and punctuation, not to mention random insults thrown in, you would fit in PERFECTLY on philly.com! Seriously, give it a try, I think you’ll enjoy it.

          Unfortunately.