The forces of Rittenhouse Row, Kevin Sbraga, and Danielle DelRe, of Starr Restaurants, have come together to create an event that will be one to remember. From August 4th to the 7th, the restaurants of Rittenhouse Row will prepare meals unlike the ones on the traditional menus and give you a dining experience that is one of a kind. As of right now, 18 members will participate in the Rittenhouse Row Culinary Collective, but the list is growing.
Okay, so first it was Rob Halpern bidding adieu to Marigold, and now we hear that after five years in the kitchen, chef Anne Coll is walking away from Meitage?
Man, it has just been a bad week for restaurant news.
Anyway, the crew over at Zagat broke the story a couple days ago (including the news that Coll is moving on to some totally hush-hush new project tht she can’t even talk about yet), and now it looks like Meritage is going to be re-opening tomorrow night for dinner with a newly re-modeled kitchen and sous chef Adam Ratmoko getting to wear the big hat as exec.
You can check out the full Zagat story below. But here’s hoping that, like celebrity deaths, bad chef news doesn’t come in threes…
Meritage In Rittenhouse Opening With New Chef [Zagat Philly]
The Philadelphia Flower Show is in town from March 1-9, and Meritage is getting in on the action with a new, flower-based tasting menu that’ll be running from Saturday to Saturday, March 1 through March 8.
Chive blossoms, pansies, lavender, apples, elderflower and squash blossoms, all going in your food-hole. And all for just $39 per person which, if you checked out this morning’s post on the prices of prix fixe menus around the city, you’ll understand is a killer bargain.
Check out the menu after the jump.
Happy Chinese New Year, everyone. And welcome to the Year of the Horse. Despite the snow, the ice, the cold and everything else, we’ve got three Philly restaurants running Year of the Horse tasting menus this week–Sampan, Matyson and Meritage. Check out the details after the jump.
Just in time to help you recover from whatever holiday buying exertions you’re putting yourself through in this run-up to the holidays, Meritage is launching a game tasting menu that they’re hoping will be a draw for exhausted shoppers all across the city. It’s 5 courses, $39 per person (which is a steal), and the kitchen will be running it from Wednesday, December 11 through Saturday, December 14.
Oh, and of course we have the menu…
Today through Friday November, 22nd Meritage is offering a four-course duck menu for $39. Anne Coll’s menu even manages to get duck into the dessert with duck cracklings on a flourless chocolate torte.
Anne Coll, chef at Meritage, has worked with a lot of big names (Georges Perrier, for example). But she learned a lot of her best tricks from Susanna Foo while working at her mentor’s eponymous Susanna Foo Chinese Cuisine on Walnut Street.
Now, in honor of that time, she’s putting together a Susanna Foo Tribute Menu at Meritage. It’ll be available from Wednesday, Oct 9 through Saturday, Oct 12, and features versions of “her mentor’s famous dishes from Susanna Foo Chinese Cuisine.” The menu is four courses (plus an amuse), and is going prix fixe at just $39 per person. Reservations, of course, are strongly recommended.
Check out the full menu after the jump.