On Wednesday, August 13th, Amis is hosting a Victory Brewing beer dinner. The four-course beer-centric feast is $65 and includes beer pairings with each course. Chef Brad Spence and his executive sous chef, Ned Maddock have created a menu focusing on the beer, barley and hops of Victory as an essential part of each dish.
The dinner was inspired by the pair’s time at Victory Brewing Co., when they were preparing a 200 pound mortadella for the Great Chefs Event.
Tonight’s monthly industry night at Amis will feature chef Brad Spence and co-conspirator Han Chiang of Han Dynasty creating a free feast centered on the “holy trinity” of pork, pickles and chicken wings.
Chiang promises to show off dishes that have never been seen at any of his Han Dynasty locations. Discounted drinks, including Yards Pynk, Neshaminy Creek County Line IPA and Tsingtao will be available. Beverage Director Steve Wildy will also be getting in on the fun with Tapioca Milk Punch, spiked Watermelon Cooler and Amis punch.
As always, bring a pay stub and valid ID for admission.
Vetri’s chef Adam Leonti and company are preparing an amazing turducken-style roast that has to be seen to be believed. It’s a whole pig, stuffed inside a whole lamb, stuffed inside a whole veal.
Amis says they’re ready to feed 300+ people and will be pouring discounted wines, Lazzaroni spirits and La Colombe Pure Black coffee drinks to accompany the complimentary feast.
As always, 21+ and guests must bring an industry paystub for admission. The fun kicks off at 10 p.m.
The chefs will each be given four ingredients and tasked with coming up with a four-course meal that will featured one of the challenge ingredients in each course. The dinner is open to the public (maxes out at 20) and costs $65, including beverage pairings. The diners will also get to vote in order to determine the winning chef.
Call Alla Spina for reservations, 215-600-0017.
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Tonight Joe Cicala of Le Virtu is joining forces with Amis for the Vetri Family’s monthly industry night. The industry night is at Amis this month and will feature lots of offal from Cicala and Brad Spence.
As always, the fun starts at 10 p.m. with free food and discounted drinks. Be ready to present proof of hospitality industry employment at the door.
Zagat has the word on tonight’s all-night, Restaurant-Week-confounding Sausage Party at Amis. $19.99 gets you three courses of sausage. Yards beers are $5. There’s sausage antipasto, multiple-sausage courses to follow and chocolate salami and ice cream for dessert.
Oh, and one other thing? At some point during the night, there’s going to be a sausage-eating contest involving several big-name local chefs. Like Kevin Sbraga, Jen Carroll, Scott Schroeder, Jason Cichonski, Brad Daniels and Le from Hop Sing Laundromat. Chefs being the way they are, there’s no guarantee that the contest will happen, that all or any of them will show up, or that it won’t, at some point, just devolve into a drinking contest (as so many of these sorts of things often do). But seriously, isn’t it worth showing up just for the chance that you’ll get to see something like that?
Anyway, the full details are over on the Zagat blog. You should check it out right now.
GAYBORHOOD RESTAURANT: Amis
You don’t have to spend the mortgage at Marc Vetri’s eponymous townhouse to get that delicious Vetri Italian cooking. This exposed-brick, slightly industrial-feeling space has food that will simply knock your socks off, including our fave, the addictive tonnarelli. Sit at the counter, sip some very good wine, and watch the masters do their thing. 412 S. 13th St., 215-732-2647, amisphilly.com.
NEW GAYBORHOOD RESTAURANT: Little Nonna’s
Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran’s latest is a step back in time to the cozy kitchen of some little Italian granny—one who wants to put some meat on those bones. Loosen your belt and dive head first into the homemade meatballs sopped in “Sunday gravy” and a plate of the fluffiest gnocchi this side of Trastevere. 1234 Locust St., 215-546-2100, littlenonnas.com.
Last summer, the crew from Amis built a flying pig and flew it into the Delaware River as part of Red Bull’s Flugtag. Now there’s a documentary that chronicles the entire process.