Hardena does this every day. Stop in sometime during the week, and you’ll see. Just walk in, pick your plastic cutlery and a paper plate with a heaping pile of rice, and have one of the beautiful sisters top it with Surabaya classics. Sit in a rolling chair, roll yourself close, and delight in the first bite–because that bite will knock your taste buds around with every bit of gusto South Philly has running through its veins. And although they do it every day on the corner of 1754 S Hicks Street, there was something different about Saturday’s Foobooz After Dark rijsttafel dinner…
UPDATE: SOLD OUT
Last week, we announced the second coming of Foobooz After Dark. We know this time it’ll be a rijsttafel, a beautiful Indonesian feast put together the Hardena crew, held at Noord on East Passyunk.
Remember, there are only 25 seats available for this dinner, and tickets are going on sale very soon. To find out exactly when, sign up now for our Foobooz After Dark alerts.
If you do get a ticket, here’s what you’ll be eating:
Rijsttafel literally translates to “rice table”, and that’s what our next Foobooz After Dark dinner is.
For over 300 years, Indonesia was a Dutch colony and some of the best Indonesian food in the world can be found in Amsterdam.
So we took Philadelphia’s Best Indonesian, Hardena Waroeng Surabaya, and paired them up with our very own Little Amsterdam, Noord, to give us Philadelphia’s very first rijsttafel. Tables will be graced with big and small plates of beautiful Indonesian satays, sambals, fish, vegetables and the people will feast, family-style, until they can feast no more.
And like last time, it’s just going to be late, 11:30 pm on Saturday, February 1st and only 25 tickets will be sold, at $85 a piece (tax and gratuity included).
So who wants in? If you’re interested, sign up for our reminder email and we’ll email you the day and time tickets go on sale. Last time, tickets sold out in about two hours, so we suggest signing up.
The most telling quote of the night went like this:
“I’ve never seen twenty-five people eat duck at one in the morning. Wait, it’s two? What the fuck. It’s two in the morning?”
And although I don’t know who spoke it, it was right on the money. Where else would you see such a large group of people sop up a pool of hazelnut miso with a medium rare, dry-aged duck breast so many hours after dinner, and so many hours before breakfast?
Nowhere, that’s where. Nowhere but at the first ever Foobooz After Dark dinner.
Tickets for Foobooz’s first After Dark dinner are now on sale. Get over to the Foobooz store right now to purchase tickets to this special event.
The night features Justin Bogle of the forthcoming Avance collaborating with Chris Kearse from Will in a special after-hours dinner on Saturday, November 16th. Tickets are $125 per person and available only through the Foobooz Store.
Tickets to Foobooz After Dark: Bogle and Kearse [Foobooz Store]
Last week we told you about our new late-night dinner series, Foobooz After Dark. The first event is an exciting one, with Justin Bogle of the upcoming Avance and Chris Kearse of Will coming together for one really impressive dinner.
The party is happening on Saturday, November 16th at 11 p.m. at Will, with a single seating happening after they clear out the last tables of the night and lock the doors behind us. Tickets are $125 per person and the event is BYOB.
There are only have 25 seats available for this dinner and tickets are going on sale soon. To find out exactly when, sign up now for our Foobooz After Dark alerts so that you can be there, ready to get yours, the minute ticketing goes live.
Now check out what you’ll be eating if you’re lucky enough to get in.
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I’m going to let you in on a little secret:
Foobooz is launching its own little dinner series. Really little. Twenty-five seats, total.
And this is how it’s going to work …