Meritage (500 S 20th Street) hasn’t had the best of luck with chefs lately. After only three months on the job, chef Paul Gauthier recently left the restaurant due to what Meritage co-owner Michele DiPietro described to Eater as an “uninspired menu.”
Now, chef Steven Forte is in the kitchen and he’s creating something that everyone can agree with: a new happy hour menu.
Beginning today, Meritage will host happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. The specials include $6 red and white wine, $6 sangria and a $10 Corona bucket.
You can check out the full food menu below.
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Some of you have probably already heard that Meritage recently let go their chef, Paul Gauthier, after just three months on the job. Eater Philly had the early word on that one–including a rare bit of honesty from a restaurant owner when they quoted Meritage owner Michelle DiPietro as saying “Paul’s uninspired menu was not received well.”
But now, we’ve got news on Gauthier’s replacement. New chef Steven Forte, formerly of Farmers’ Cabinet (which we’ll try not to hold against him), is in the kitchen now and already making changes.
What kind of changes? Well, you can check out chef Forte’s new Meritage menu here and decide for yourself whether or not this one looks a bit more inspiring to you.
Meritage at 20th and Lombard has named Paul Gauthier as its new executive chef. Gauthier, who is a Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management graduate of Scottsdale Culinary Institute replaces Anne Coll (who is going to be running the kitchen at Susanna Foo’s new Center City restaurant) who was the longtime Meritage chef and her successor, Adam Ratmoko.
In a adjective rich release, Meritage promises Gauthier will bring “seasonally inspired cuisine prepared with a modern French technique” to the restaurant.
The menu no longer has any hits of Asian influence but now offers standards like Beef Bourguignon, Bolognese and seared salmon.
Check out the full menu »