Four Seasons Hotels has launched a food truck tour. The FS Taste Truck is making stops in nine cities as it travels from Boston to Miami. This week the food truck is in Philadelphia. Tonight, the truck will be at the hotel from 5:30 to 8 p.m., offering a locally influenced menu to hotel guests and people near the Benjamin Franklin Parkway hotel. A portion of proceeds will be going to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for cancer research.
Tonight from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., The Cafe at the Four Seasons (next to The Lounge) is hosting a global pop-up. Japan will be the locale featured this month and there will be a selection of Japanese small plates and sushi created by The Lounge chef Joe Liberatore. Tuna Tataki and Vinegared Crab start at $10. Japanese beers and sake will also be available as well as Sakerinha, a Japanese-Brazilian fusion cocktail.
Call 215-963-1500 for reservations.
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The Cafe at the Four Seasons Philadelphia (which is situated between the Lounge and the Fountain) is launching a new series of monthly, globe-trotting pop-up dinners designed to take guests to “some of our favorite culinary destinations around the world.”
And the first stop? Spain. On Wednesday, March 19, the Cafe will be laying out a selection of tapas and pinchos, paired with Spanish wines, from 5pm-8pm. As it stands right now, the menu will include Spanish classics like octopus a la plancha, Spanish tortilla, paella and special cheese and meat boards (read: jamon and manchego), and bottles of Spanish cava, sangria and Albarino wines to wash it all down with.
This is an a la carte kind of thing, with dishes ranging from $6-$12 and wines going in the $9-$14 range. And while reservations aren’t required, the Cafe space is rather cozy, so they are being accepted for those of you out there who like to plan ahead. Call 215-963-1500 to get yours.
Oh, and if you miss this brief trip to Spain? Have no fear. The Cafe is planning on doing these little pop-up dinners once a month, so just keep your eye out for the next one.
Four Seasons Philadelphia [official]
When the Comcast Innovation and Technology Center towers over the Philadelphia skyline at 1800 Arch Street, it will also include a restaurant at the base as well as one at the top. Also at the top of the tower will be a brand new Four Seasons hotel.
The new Four Seasons hotel will be significantly smaller than the current location at Logan Circle. The new hotel, with a lobby high in the sky will have 200 rooms, significantly less than the current location’s 357.
Restaurant M is offering free coffee with breakfast today as the Washingtons Square restaurant launches a coffee club.
Dunkin Donuts is offering free coffee today because the Eagles won yesterday.
And for the month of October, Four Seasons and La Colombe will offer a pop-up coffee cart in the hotel’s lobby all month. From 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. daily, the cart will be serving La Colombe speciality coffees including espresso, cappuccino, and lattes for $5. Enjoy your coffee Four Seasons style as you enjoy their lobby or terrace, relaxing while reading a newspaper.
Dock Street Brewing and their partners at the Four Seasons are continuing their collaborative beer seasons. Yesterday was brew day for their summer beer, Crackle and Squeeze. Look for this beer, made with meyer lemons and cracked pink and black peppers to debut during Philly Beer Week.
Right now, you can still drink the spring seasonal, O.P. Yum (oates and pomegranate beer) at The Lounge in the Four Seasons. A reasonable way to end an afternoon of museums or Center City shopping.
Watch the brewing video »
Once upon a time, great restaurants provided great service. But over the years, jackets have been lost, shirttails have come untucked, staffers have become less formal, and nostalgists have mourned the demise of high-end dining. The jacket-recommended Fountain Restaurant at the Four Seasons is a throwback.
In the January issue of Philadelphia magazine, Ashley Primis profiles five of the best coffee shops in Philadelphia. Check out the cozy coffee shops, where the cuppa joe is way better than your Keurig.
Coffee Talk [Philadelphia Magazine]
Today is Auguste Rodin’s 172nd birthday and Google has graced its homempage with a homage to the French artist. And since the Philadelphia has a newly reopened Rodin Museum and the most Rodin work outside of France, the Four Seasons on the Parkway is also celebrating with a special cocktail, “The Thinker.”
Get the drink at the Swann Lounge or make it yourself.