The summer may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any reasons left to get out and enjoy the restaurant scene in Philadelphia. Fairmount’s McCrossen’s Tavern is offering a “Totally Awesome Pairings Dinner” today Tuesday, August 27th. This late summer harvest event includes four killer wines, four courses and Di Bruno Bros. cheese for just $40. Dinner is served at 6:30.
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McCrossen’s Tavern has rolled out chef Townsend Wentz’s summer menu with classics like pickled beet salad and marinated Boquerones as well as new dishes like braised rabbit pappardelle and whipped ricotta with thyme and olive oil.
Also check out Laurne Harris’ new cocktails for the summer. Among the new additions:
- Agave Mojito, a refreshing twist with tequila and cilantro
- Purple Orchid, a white wine cocktail with lavender and orange liquors and lemon
- Blushing Lady, a sparkling blend of prosecco, aperol and orange.
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This month’s Totally Awesome Pairings Dinner at McCrossen’s Tavern is Tuesday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m.. This four-course meal is paired with four different rosés and also comes with a selection of four paired cheeses from Rocco Rainone of Di Bruno Bros.. Costing just $40, this pairings dinner fully deserves the title “Totally Awesome.”
If you’re someone who doesn’t agree that “Everybody’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day,” we have the perfect post-St. Paddy’s event for you. Eschewing the mayhem of the actual holiday, McCrossen’s Tavern is hosting a grown-up celebration a few days later. On Tuesday at 6:30 PM, chef Townsend Wentz and his talented beverage staff host A Totally Awesome Irish Whiskey Dinner. For $40, diners can sample four Irish whiskeys paired with cheeses and Wentz’s not-quite-Hibernian dishes.
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So this guy named Daniel Brennan, a Philadelphia native, decided to make some wine. And he did. He bottles his New Zealand wine under the name Decibel, and he wants to share it with his home city. On Thursday, January 10th, Brennan and the McCrossen’s Tavern team will be comparing vintages from bottles ranging from Sauv-Blancs to Malbecs—all of which are going to be accompanied by chef Townsend Wentz’s special menu he’s curated for this event.
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McCrossen’s Tavern is hosting a pairings dinner with South African wine producer Ken Forrester tonight, October 9th, at 6:30 p.m. The wine will be paired with special selections of food and cheese, with an exclusive menu prepared by chef Townsend Wentz.
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An Irish cheesesteak, foie-kebabs, Nutella pizza and a simple plate of spaghetti at a restaurant known for somewhat more complicated presentations–these are just a few of the secret plates uncovered by Grub Street Philly in an excellent investigation that hit the interwebs this afternoon.
There are a million dishes in the naked city, but not all of them are listed on menus. And there’s no single answer why chefs and restaurateurs keep these secrets. Some are things that were replaced in menu updates, but remain tastes that loyal customers can’t live with out; other are simply special plates reserved for celebrities, high rollers and dearly loved regulars.
So check it out, won’t you? All 8 of the plates that made Grub’s list sound like they would make an excellent dinner tonight. Though something tells me you might not be the only fella in the dining room looking for those foie kebabs…
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Lemon Hill is having an eventful August with two more events happening August 26th: a rare beer tasting and a Guest Chef Pot Luck event. The beer tasting of rare Swiss beers features Jon Medlinsky of Khyber Pass Pub and starts at 4:30 p.m. The beers to be tasted will come from Brasserie Des Franches-Mantagnes, a small brewery in Switzerland known for their Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien an annually released wine-like beer. Attendance is $52 which also covers snacks and the beer. Seating is limited, so reservations are required.
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McCrossen’s Tavern and their sommelier Lauren Harris are heating up the Summer of Riesling with two upcoming events. The first, the Mid-Summer Wine-Cheese-Food dinner on July 24th at 6:30 p.m. will be a dinner full of pairings. The fig-infused menu will be paired with Riesling over four courses for $32. Di Bruno Bros’ Rocco Rainone will be on hand to pair cheeses with each course as well.
At 7 p.m. on August 7th McCrossen’s will be holding the “Smackdown! Old World vs New World” wine event. For $30 participants will judge 10 different Rieslings in five categories: Austere, Porch Pounder, Transcendent, Slutty, and Opulent.
Reservations for both events are strongly recommended and can be made by calling the restaurant at 215-854-0923.
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