Greg Vernick is hosting chef Jamie Bissonnette for a special nose-to-tail dinner on Monday, September 8th at Vernick Food + Drink. Bissonnette, who is celebrating the release of his new book, The New Charcuterie Cookbook, has been named Food & Wine’s Best New Chef: People’s Choice and won a James Beard Award-winner of Best Chef: Northeast. He and Vernick first connected in restaurants in Boston, Vernick worked under chef and restaurateur Ken Oringer at Boston’s Clio, and Bissonnette has since partnered with Oringer, with whom he operates three restaurants including the extremely popular Toro and Coppa.
On Wednesday, August 13th, Amis is hosting a Victory Brewing beer dinner. The four-course beer-centric feast is $65 and includes beer pairings with each course. Chef Brad Spence and his executive sous chef, Ned Maddock have created a menu focusing on the beer, barley and hops of Victory as an essential part of each dish.
The dinner was inspired by the pair’s time at Victory Brewing Co., when they were preparing a 200 pound mortadella for the Great Chefs Event.
On Friday, April 25th, Fitler Dining Room is inviting winemaker and sommelier Nicola Biscardo of Nicola Biscardo Selections and ConExport Italy in for a special seven-course dinner. The dinner will feature Biscardo’s wine from various regions of Italy. Fitler’s executive chef, Robert Marzinsky will pair these wines with an impressive spring menu that includes bacon rabbit loin, sorrel-stuffed lamb belly and of course ramps. The pasta dish alone just screams spring.
Ramp spaghetti, peekytoe crab, bottarga, sea urchin butter, breadcrumbs, baked nettle cavatelli, wild watercress, full nettle jack cheese, semolina gnocchi, lamb ragu valley shepherd pepato
There will only be one seating at 7 p.m. and dinner is $190 per person, not including tax and gratuity.
Reservations are required and can be made by calling Fitler at 215-732-3331.
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Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 25th, Han Dynasty in Old City and Sixpoint Brewing are collaborating on a special Taste the Seis dinner that will showcase Sixpoint’s SEISon Farmhouse ale. The five-course, five-beer dinner is $50. Only a few tickets are available so call (215) 922-1888 for details.
When Tela’s Market & Kitchen at 1833 Fairmount Avenue opened back in November, there was the promise of intimate chef’s table dinners each week. Chef Chad Williams kicks the dinners off next Friday, January 24th at 8 p.m.
The $75 per person dinner (plus tax and gratuity) will be a four-course family-style meal prepared by Williams and accompanied by a complimentary beverage pairing. The chef’s table dinners are limited to 12-seats and reservations are required. To reserve one or more seats, email email@example.com with your preferred date and number of guests. Parties of twelve also have the option to “buy out” the chef’s table for the week.
Menus will change weekly and will reflect the freshest ingredients available in the market.
Chef Williams served as opening chef de cuisine at Amada and has recently returned to the area after some time on the West Coast.
Han Dynasty in Old City isn’t the only location of Han Chiang’s empire that is doing fun things. Han Dynasty in University City is hosting a beer dinner this Wednesday, December 4th with Stone Brewing. Each of the five courses (three different dishes per course) will be paired with a beer from the Southern California brewery including a couple of their most unusual.
The dinner is $60 plus tip and begins at 7 p.m. in the newly completed expansion of the restaurant. All of the dishes will be off-menu selections that have never been seen on the regular menu. Chiang himself will be serving up the dishes and Lee Marren from Stone Brewing will also be there.
Tickets can be reserved by calling Han Dynasty at 215-222-3711.
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.
This week Matyson is celebrating its tenth anniversary. And as Matyson is prone to do, that means celebrating with lobster and champagne. The tasting menu is all about lobster, guests are in charge of bringing their own bubbly. The tasting menu runs now through Thursday, November 21st and runs $45 per person.
On Tuesday, September 17th, Fitler Dining Room is hosting a special wine dinner with Pares Balta Wines and John Toler of Dreadnought Wines. Pares Balta is an interesting story. The wine makers went to school together in Bordeaux and ended up marrying the brothers who owned the winery. Check out the menu and for reservations, call 215.732.3331.