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Valentine Date Idea: Love Stories and Pizza

pizzas-in-riva - Photo by Danya Henninger

This Saturday, February 9th at 1 p.m. Laurel Hill Cemetary is hosting Til Death Do Us Part: The Love Stories of Laurel Hill, a walking tour inspired by a tory of a woman whose heart, and only her heart is buried in the cemetery. After hearing her and other love stories of the cemetery, head inside for a toasty fireside reception with wine, hot chocolate and hors d’oeuvres. The tour is a very reasonable $20, $18 for students and seniors.

Don’t fill up too completely, because next up is dinner at nearby In Riva. Cozy up and share some of the best pizza around and if there’s anything featuring buratta, order it. Chef Arthur Cavaliere offers our favorite version of that cheesy goodness around.

For more Valentine date ideas, check out the Foobooz Guide to Valentine’s Day.

Til Death Do Us Part: The Love Stories of Laurel Hill [Official Site]
In Riva [Official Site]

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Craig LaBan Praises In Riva

We’ve had several enjoyable meals at In Riva over the past few months and in Craig LaBan’s online chat this week, the Inquirer restaurant critic sings the praises of the East Falls spot as well.

What have been your highlight flavors from the past week? I’ve had many, including this wood-fired pizza with brussels sprouts, rosemary ham, and balsamic from In Riva in East Falls – very Stella-like in setup. Some really nice wood-fired pies (even if those heat blisters can flake a bit too much char for my tastes. …) But the flavors are great, thoughtful, and well-prepared. It’s really settled into becoming the neighborhood anchor – casual, affordable, tasty – that I think East Falls really needs. Nice view of the river (great for cyclist breaks). Excellent little selection of Italian craft beers. And the crispy artichoke appetizer is not to be missed.

LaBan Chat: A comer in East Falls []
In Riva [Official Site]

In Riva Adds Housemade Pasta to Menu

In Riva is introducing four tasting-size pasta dishes which will be adapted on a monthly basis to pay tribute to the season’s peak ingredients, opening the door to an incredible amount of pastabillities. For the East Falls’ restaurant’s fall pasta debut, Chef/Owner Arthur Cavaliere has a Garganelli with lamb ragu, black olives, and pine nuts; a Corone with peas, shallots and truffles; a Nastrini with lobster, chanterelle and basil, and a Fiondette with pork sugo, asparagus and oregano. The pastas range from $11 to $16 or you can share them all for $45.

Beyond this pasta party, the menu is full of fall additions like Glazed Short Ribs with golden raisins, capers, and pine nuts, Roasted Scallops with apple, smoked bacon, and almond, and a Potato and Gorgonzola pizza with leek, smoked bacon, and thyme.

In Riva also offers a Chef’s Tasting Menu every night for $35 a person, for $15 you can add a wine pairing to accompany each course. With these new pastas, we’re feeling the fancy route, and have a feeling you will be too.

In Riva Fall 2012 Menu (PDF)

In Riva [Official Site]


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