R2L Hosts the 5th Summer Harvest Dinner

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R2L is continuing their Summer Harvest Dinner Series, an event meant to highlight farmers’ hard work and bring them closer to the restaurant and its attendees, on Tuesday, August 5th. And this edition will feature Barefoot Gardens. Starting at 6:30 p.m., guests can not only enjoy their food but the farmers’ company, too, as they go around and discuss working on a farm.

On the menu is Crudo with Mackerel, Fennel and Crispy Potato Salad, Stuffed Rabbit Saddle, and Lemon Verbena Parfait. The 4-course menu is $75 per person.

Availability is limited, so to make reservations now by calling 215-564-5337.

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Il Pittore Introduces Local Farmer Menu

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Starting this week until the end of the summer, Il Pittore will introduce a new menu dedicated to the hot season and all of its offerings. Chef Chris Painter, who was just awarded Best Chef by Philly Mag’s Reader Poll, is taking advantage of the summertime produce in his Pennsylvania and New Jersey Farmers’ Menu. Using products from Green Meadow Farms in Lancaster and other local PA and NJ farmers, Painter will create a 4-course tasting menu.

Guests will start with a Chilled Cucumber Soup, followed by Pennsylvania Pride Beef Ravioli (see picture), Striped Bass, and, to finish it all off, Peach Upside-Down Cake.

Guests are encouraged to make early reservations because each night, there are only 20 available dinners. The menu is priced at $45.

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Brunch Sessions are Back in Mount Airy

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Brunch Sessions are back and better (plus cheaper) than ever. This Saturday, July 12th and Sunday, July 13th seven restaurants will host the summer-themed edition of Brunch Sessions: Four Seasons of Prix Fixe. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., participating restaurants will offer three-courses of seasonally inspired brunch, some of which are prepared just for the event, for just $16. From Latin flavor to Southern comfort and a retro 50s diner to an intimate BYO, Mt. Airy’s Brunch Sessions will surely draw a crowd of food lovers of all kinds.

And this year there’s a new kid on the block: Cresheim Valley Grain Exchange. Not only a newbie to the event, but to Mt. Airy as well, this restaurant at 7152 Germantown Avenue will serve up country classics, like Southern buttermilk fried chicken, cheeseburgers and hand-cut fries for guests to enjoy.

Plus if you’re not too stuffed, the fun continues throughout the day with live music, beer tastings – located at 7401 Germantown Avenue – shopping and much more.

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Summer Menu at M Restaurant

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The list for summer menus just keeps getting bigger. And now we can add M Restaurant at the Morris Hotel. Chef Kyle Beebe has put together a menu featuring local produce from Jansal Valley Farms and Blue Moon Acres. In addition to the full menu, which is available every night, M is also offering a $45 four-course prix fixe option.

Check out the full menu (and photos) after the jump.

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Fond Has a New Summer Menu

Photo by Samuel Markey

Fond posted on Facebook last night that Lee Styer would be rolling out a new summer menu starting today. But since that was probably posted somewhere east of Broad Street, Facebook said it was posted near Camden. Which is technically correct but manages to piss me off everytime I see it.

What doesn’t piss me off is Lee Styer nor Fond. So without further ado, the latest from the Passyunk Avenue restaurant.

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Summer Menus from John Brandt-Lee

steak & horseradish crostini with effn' hot relish & shaved parm

Chef John Brandt-Lee has just launched new summer menus at both of his restaurants – Avalon Restaurant in West Chester and Avalon Bistro in Downingtown. The menu at Avalon Bistro now features a sandwich section and an express dinner for two that includes five shared small plates for $39.

Here are links to the new menus:

Avalon Restaurant in West Chester – Summer Menu
Avalon Bistro in Downingtown – Summer Menu

McCrossen’s Rolls Out New Summer Food and Drink Menu

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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.

Full summer menu at McCrossen’s »

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