The Bar 210 menu at Lacroix has had a progressive playfulness since it was first rolled out by former chef Matt Levin. The latest incarnation by Jason Cichonski follows that trend.
Check out some of these highlights.:
- Tots Smoked Ketchup
- Apples Olive Almonds
- Pork Cracklings with Apple Sauce Porcini
- Crispy Curry Snack Mix
- Oysters East & West Coast with Tobasco gelle & lemon
- Pork Belly on Steamed Bun with Asian Pear
- Crab Croquettes with Malted Mayo & Pickled Fennel
- Beef Jerky
- House-Cured Charcuterie with Pickles & Mustard
- BBQ Pork Dumplings with Creamy Ponzu
- Poppy Fried Hamachi Collar with Honey-yuzu and Edemame
- Boneless Chicken Wings with Passion Fruit Hot Sauce and Goat Cheese
- Double Smoked Bacon Burger with Aged GoudaÂ Granny Smith Apple and Rosemary
Prices for the new menu range from $4.00-$16.00.
Bar 210 at Lacroix [Official Site]
A week ago we received a press release touting Bar 210 at Lacroix’s happy hour. And we thought to ourselves, they haven’t had a happy hour?
Turns out they haven’t but starting tonight they will! From 5 to 7 tonight and every weeknight there will be custom-crafted cocktails half-price atÂ $6 along with $5 wines and $4 bottled beers and most importantly, complimentary hors d’oeuvres from chef de cuisine Jason Cichonski.
And don’t forget you can get a full meal from the bar menu (PDF)Â nightly.
Bar 210 at LacroixÂ [Official Site]
Following on the heels of Matthew Levin leaving Lacroix, Adam Erace has a review of Bar 210, the more affordable bar at the Rittenhouse. It provides an interesting tease into what Levin could be planning next.
[Matthew Levin’s] a sneaky bastard, slipping Coca-Cola into the tempura-fried shiitakesâ€™ soy-sauce dip, spiking fresh-squeezed lemonade with tequila and jalapeÃ±os. In Levinâ€™s world, the chicken â€œnuggetsâ€ are the size of bricks and the strawberry â€œpearlsâ€ floating in the cardamom-laced Champagne involve a gelling agent called Kappa and a medical syringe.
Levin captains Lacroix with the mischievous spirit of a little boy who just tricked his grandma into eating a bug. And Bar 210 sells the food heâ€™d make for his co-conspirators: conceptual comfort stuffâ€”ooh, the meatloaf gratin!â€”and guilty pleasures tapped from deep, dark places in our subconscious.
Playing the Numbers [Philadelphia Weekly]
Bar 210 at Lacroix [Official Site]
Last week we received a sneak preview of Bar 210, the new bar at Lacroix. The bar features its own menu looks like a relaxed and relatively inexpensive way to be introduced to chef Matthew Levin’s culinary skills. There’s also a collection of hand crafted cocktails that is sure to create some buzz, especially the “Bi-Sexual Bourbon,” a tasty concoction of Makers Mark, peach nectar, sugar syrup, smoked maple syrup and rimmed with freeze dried peaches.Â
Full snack and cocktail menus after the jump.
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