In what we hope becomes a long running tradition, on Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24th, Aldine chef/owner George Sabatino is inviting his long time friend Sam Jacobson, chef/owner of East Passyunk’s British pie and mash shop, Stargazy, to come over and celebrate the holiday.
And instead of turkey, ham, seven fishes or even Chinese food, there will be pies. An all-you-can-eat pie buffet to be exact. The event will cost $40 per person and will include Stargazy staples plus special pies like, pulled beef cheek; chorizo and mussel; chana masala (vegetarian), and winter pumpkin with house ricotta (also vegetarian).
In addition to all the pies, the chefs will offer sides like: potted shrimp with homemade toast, marinated beets with Aldine’s yogurt, warm baby carrots, root vegetables and potato mashes.
For dessert, Jacobson will be serving sticky toffee pudding with fresh, local cream and nutmeg, while Sabatino is putting together a white chocolate panna cotta with blood orange.
Reservations are suggested and can be made by calling the restaurant, through the website, or on Reserve.