Remember back in December when Peter Woolsey was looking to give away some of his old kitchen equipment? Well it’s been claimed. The Avenue Delicatessen is picking up the equipment this morning. Laura Frangiosa, who used to work for Woolsey is excited to be putting the equipment to use in her new Lansdowne Jewish/Italian delicatessen. As you might imagine, Frangiosa can’t say enough good things about the Bistrot La Minette owner and chef.
As for Avenue Delicatessen’s Kickstarter campaign for a sign, they hit that goal late Friday.
Peter Woolsey of Bistrot La Minette is getting some new kitchen equipment and wants to make sure that his old equipment finds a better home than the scrapyard.
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Happy 4th birthday to Bistrot La Minette! To celebrate La Minette’s anniversary, chef Peter Woolsey will be serving a special four-course menu tonight through September 6th. The dinner will be $30 with an optional wine pairing for $15 extra. Drink specials for $4 will also be available, and the regular Bistrot La Minette menu will not be available on these nights.
Check out the full menu after the jump. Read more »
It’s tomato season and Supper owner and executive chef Mitch Prensky is collaborating with Bistrot La Minette’s Peter Woolsey on a tomato dinner on August 22nd and 23rd. On the Wednesday the special menu will be offered at Supper and the next night Prensky and Woolsey will be cooking it at Bistrot La Minette.
The dinner consists of four-courses for $35, $50 with wine pairings.
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Free stuff alert: During the 31 Days of Summer Love (which began on July 16th and ends August 15th) the With Love, Philadelphia campaign will be giving away prizes every day. To enter, click the daily link on the Visit Philly Facebook page, then follow the instructions via the Visit Philly Facebook app and you’ll be entered to win that day’s prize and the grand prize at the end of the campaign: two bikes from Philly-based Fuji Bikes.
The remaining daily giveaways include some fun food prizes too…
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Nobody does Bastille Day in Philadelphia like Fairmount. Eastern State Penitentiary plays the part of the Bastille and Fairmount Avenue becomes a Parisian boulevard. London Grill and its new sister establishment, Paris Wine Bar, promise to make this year’s festivities the biggest yet.
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Once again, last night brought to Philadelphia the glory, the pageantry and the weirdness that is the Foobooz Open Stove Night. At COOK, we gathered together our two teams of noble competitors–Kenny “Admiral Snackbar” Bush from Bistrot La Minette and Henrik “The Swedish Hammer” Ringbom from Brauhaus Schmitz–for a European showdown which pitted a Swedish-born chef cooking German food in an American city against an American-born chef working at a French restaurant who (for reasons of his own) decided to use last night as a chance to cook the Spanish food he loves so well.
Two chefs, two sous chefs, 8 courses and WAY too many drinks–that’s how these things work. And in case you missed the fun last night, don’t worry. We had COOK’s photo ninja Yoni Nimroad taking pictures for us: Preserving the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat and evidence of all the good grub consumed. So click through the jump to take a look at all the fun we had.
Wait, what is Admiral Snackbar doing to that elk?
We have made them cook with Doritos and beer. We have taken away their sous chefs. We have fed them shots and given them ramen, made them use radishes as a main course and forced them to make sauces out of cheez (as pictured above). And why have we done this?
All in the name of entertainment, of course. Bread and circuses for the food-obsessed hordes. The Foobooz Open Stove nights have become Philly’s gladiatorial arena–the place where young cooks come to prove themselves against their knife-wielding comrades–and we have just confirmed who our two new contestants will be.
On Thursday, July 5, Kenny “Admiral Snackbar” Bush of Bistrot La Minette will stand against Henrik “The Swedish Hammer” Ringbom of Brauhaus Schmitz in another raucous, whiskey-laced Open Stove showdown at COOK, a European Battle Royale pitting France against Germany in a contest for culinary domination. And the best part? Right this minute, there are still tickets available.
So get over to COOK right now and get your seats. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Get Tickets at COOK [Official website]
All Open Stove Night coverage [Foobooz]
This summer Bistrot La Minette has changed their entire menu. As of this Friday, and for the rest of the season, the menu will be nothing but Provencal cooking. This means that even the La Minette’s most popular dishes – including chef Peter Woolsey’s wife’s mac n’ cheese – will be removed from the menu. (But if you ask nicely Woolsey and co. will be happy to oblige your favorite dish.)
Some highlights of the menu include Burgundy snails in bone marrow and anchovies, a white wine-braised rabbit leg, and pan-fried frogs’ legs as well as classic Provencal ratatouille and Provencal-style braised beef. For dessert look for the peach bread pudding or a house-made ice cream.
Summer Menu [Official Site]
Bistrot La Minette [Official Site]
The celebration of the end of escargot harvesting season in France brings us National Escargot Day and Bistrot La Minette is celebrating with an escargot menu on May 23rd and 24th. Instead of the restaurant’s traditional Escargots de Bourgogne dish they will be spotlighting the Wild Burgundy Snail with their four course menu.
For $35 you can try all four courses, including three escargot dishes and a dessert, or for $50 you can have the four courses with a wine pairing to boot.
Check out the full National Escargot Day menu »