a.bar Hosts a Day of Sherry

sherry-bottle-400This Monday, December 9th is going to be all about Sherry at a.bar. Though many people’s only experience with sherry is on the sweet side, there are dry Sherries that work very well with food.

From 3 to 6 p.m., all oysters are $1.50 each and several local wine reps will be pouring multiple Sherries, ranging from $5 to $10 a glass.

At 7 p.m. chef Terence Feury (Tavro 13) will prepare a four-course dinner with Sherry pairings. The dinner is $85 per person and there is only one seating. Contact beverage director, Tim Kweeder for reservations.

The menu and what’s happeing late night … » 

Tonight: 4-Course Paired Beer Dinner With David Katz at a.kitchen

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Last night, it was Jonny Mac. Tonight, Sixpoint and David Katz (ex of Meme) are getting together at a.kitchen for a four-course beer pairing dinner. And not only does the grub look good (excellent news for you Katz enthusiasts out there who keep managing to find him whenever he wanders back into the kitchens around Philly), but the beers are… Well, this is Beer Week. And no one is pouring anything less than their best.

Check out the pairing menu after the jump.

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a.bar Is a.few Weeks Away but They Have a.menu

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Back in April we gave you details on a.bar, the sister restaurant to a.kitchen that is opening this summer. Now we have a full menu, featuring some snacks, an extensive raw bar highlighted by the American white sturgeon caviar, seafood like barbecued octopus, charcuterie, and an ice cream sandwich. The menu is short and sophisticated, much like the a.kitchen menu. We have not gotten our hands on a drink menu yet, but expect we have been promised a wine list designed to match with the seafood menu.

a.bar Opening Menu (PDF)

Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival Is Happening This Saturday

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The annual Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival is this Saturday, May 18, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.. The festival extends from Walnut Street from Broad to 19th and on  18th Street, from Locust to Sansom. Over 40 of the areas best restaurants will be serving up their cuisine for your enjoyment at an affordable price. Some highlights of the participating restaurants include a. Kitchen, Barclay Prime, Continental Mid-town, Di Bruno Bros., El Rey, Le Bec Fin, Oyster House, Parc, SbragaShake Shack, Vernick, and Village Whiskey.

If that doesn’t make you want go, maybe this will; there will be a tasting area with 20 of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s Chairman’s Selection wines with a concierge and on-site store.

Other stands will offer Peroni beer, Rex Goliath wines, Cintron, and cocktails. Also, there will be cooking demonstration at 19th and Walnut courtesy of Starr Restaurants. The great food, booze, shopping, activities and weather make the Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival a can’t miss.

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Early Details On a.bar

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So it’s not looking at an opening until later this summer, but some details are coming to light on the new AKA Rittenhouse project (and sister operation to a.kitchen), a.bar. Here’s what we know:

  • a.bar will open this summer on the corner of 18th and Walnut
  • It will be open to the public but will offer priority seating and a separate entrance to residents of the AKA property.
  • The space will once again be designed by Edward Asfour–same guy who did a.kitchen. Expect “natural materials, coffered ceilings and a 17-seat pewtered bronze bar.”
  • The menu will be “pared down yet sophisticated,” offering oysters, charcuterie, bar snacks and small plates ranging in price from $4 to $22. At the bar, expect craft beers, lots of cocktails, and a wine list of rarities not often offered in Philly, in addition to a selection of fino and Manzanilla sherries.
  • a.bar will be open for lunch and dinner, 7 days a week.

 

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