- Neighborhood: Rittenhouse Square
- 210 West Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA
- Phone: 215-546-9000
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- Cuisine: French
- Price: $$$$
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
If you’re still looking to stuff yourself full of Christmas spirit, The Rittenhouse Hotel is hosting a series of holiday events in the next few weeks that are worth considering.
The hotel will be putting on its own gingerbread house display by The Library Bar with replicas of two Philadelphia landmarks – Betsy Ross’s house and the Philadelphia Art Museum. The gingerbread houses have been created by the Rittenhouse’s own culinary team, led by pastry chef Tova du Plessis.
But since you can't eat all the gingerbread (don't try, they'll kick you out), the hotel will be offering sweet roasted chestnuts, hot spiced apple cider, and hot chocolate as a part of their "Winter Warming Treats" every day in the lobby from 2-6 p.m.
The forces of Rittenhouse Row, Kevin Sbraga, and Danielle DelRe, of Starr Restaurants, have come together to create an event that will be one to remember. From August 4th to the 7th, the restaurants of Rittenhouse Row will prepare meals unlike the ones on the traditional menus and give you a dining experience that is one of a kind. As of right now, 18 members will participate in the Rittenhouse Row Culinary Collective, but the list is growing.
It looks like Lacroix (and the Rittenhouse Hotel in general) have done a bit of hiring and brought some new bodies into the kitchen and onto the floor.
The first is Tova du Plessis, who is coming aboard as pastry chef. That name sound familiar to you? It should. She did time at Le Bec Fin on the savory side as a sous chef, worked at Citron & Rose but, most notably, was the opening pastry chef at Avance, brought in by chef Justin Bogle to handle the sweet side of the menu. She was let go early on in Avance’s run (which, this month, might not be the worst thing in the world), but was quickly picked up by the team at Lacroix for this new gig.