When Kevin Sbraga closed his Philadelphia restaurants, we lost — among other things — one of the best single dishes in the entire city: Fat Ham’s Nashville hot chicken. Yes, there still exists a Fat Ham at the King of Prussia Mall, and yes, it serves hot chicken, but true hot chicken within Philly’s boundaries? Nada (well, besides Bud & Marilyn’s good-but-not-as-good rendition).
Luckily for us, Sbraga’s bringing his fried bird and other southern spins back to the city for one night later this month.
On Tuesday, April 25th, at 6:30 p.m., Sbraga will pop up in Osteria’s kitchen with a four-course $85 prix fixe menu . If you’re down, there’s a $40 beverage pairing supplement, too. Here’s what’s on deck (each course gets both items, it’s not a choice of the two):
Snacks-Soybean hummus, seaweed pie dough-Fat Ham croquettes, green goddess1st Course-Pimento cheese pizza, mortar crushed spring garlic pesto-Mustard greens salad, hot vinegar dressing, scallions & peanuts2nd Course-Smothered rabbit, rigatoni, bacon, peas & carrots-Smashed Yukon gold potatoes, green tomato tapenade, shrimp dip3rd Course-Hot chicken, white bread, ranch, dill pickles-Grilled bronzino, blue crab ravigote, red beans and rice4th Course-Coconut cream pie