David Ansill

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David Ansill’s Legendary French Restaurant Is Popping Up at Noord

He did it a couple months ago at Amis — a one-night-only pop-up dinner featuring tastes reminiscent of his glory days at Pif. And now David […]

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David Ansill Teams Up with Saint Benjamin for Jamaican Jerkfest

Chef David Ansill is popping up all over the place lately: soon, he’ll be at Amis, serving up long lost favorites from his fondly remembered French […]

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David Ansill’s Pif Pops Up at Amis

Itinerant Philly chef David Ansill is popping up at Amis this month to bring back highlights from his iconic restaurant Pif for one night only.

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David Ansill’s Doubling Up

David Ansill has quite the story (much of which we’ve chronicled): back in Philadelphia after his repose in Jamaica, he’s brought great food and drink to […]

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Bar Ferdinand Chef Collaboration Series Continues With Scott Schroeder

Say you were trying to custom-design a truly weird night. Great food, interesting company, a crew in the kitchen who know their way around a […]

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Chef Collaboration Dinner Series At Bar Ferdinand Kicks Off With Koo Zee Doo

David Ansill has been getting up to a lot of cool things lately at Bar Ferdinand. There was his Spanish-inflected Chinese New Year menu, the […]

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David Ansill Debuts A New Fall Menu at Bar Ferdinand

Just in time for the change in the weather, chef David Ansill and his crew at Bar Ferdinand have given the menu a seasonal overhaul. […]

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Tomato & Wine Dinner at Bar Ferdinand

August is tomato season and Bar Ferdinand is celebrating by doing a six-course tomato and wine dinner on Thursday, August 29. Chef David Ansill will […]

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Will Celebrates First Anniversary

Chris Kearse’s Will turns one on Saturday, August 24th. Kearse is celebrating with a special tasting menu featuring his favorite dishes from the past year. The special […]

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Gin and Tonics Spanish Style (Plus A Cooking Class) At Bar Ferdinand

Over at Bar Ferdinand, they’re getting fancy with what is perhaps the simplest of cocktails: the elegant, understated gin and tonic. Apparently, the “gin tonic” […]

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Eat This Now: The Paella at Bar Ferdinand

Pictured above is the Paella Valenciana from David Ansill’s menu at Bar Ferdinand. The feast of shellfish, chicken, chorizo and rice is more than enough for […]

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New Wood-Burning Oven and Menu at Bar Ferdinand

Northern Liberties’ Bar Ferdinand is busting out a fiery new addition to its Liberties Walk space: a handcrafted wood-burning oven, constructed by owner Owen Kamihira himself. […]

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It’s a Pig & Paella Party with David Ansill at Alla Spina

Alla Spina’s monthly industry night is back tonight with Bar Ferdinand’s David Ansill cooking up more paella than George Costanza’s mother could comprehend. There will […]

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The Revisit: Bar Ferdinand

In Hollywood, where the slightest hint of risk can make a studio boss yank the latest Terry Gilliam project out of production to green-light another […]

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David Ansill’s New Menu Drops At Bar Ferdinand

The menus at Bar Ferdinand have been in a state of flux ever since itinerant chef David Ansill came back from an ill-fated voyage to […]