Old City Fall Festival This Weekend

Old City Fall Festival 2006
This Saturday and Sunday is the first ever Old City Fall Festival. in addition to lots of shopping and entertainment there will be lots of food and drink festivities to take part in.

Among the highlights,

Amada – Complimentary tastes of Chef Garces’ cuisine at F.U.E.L. House on Saturday afternoon.
Bookbinders – Half-price wines by the bottle this and every Sunday.
Campo’s Italian Deli – Complimentary “mac and cheese” with purchase.
Cuba Libre – Flight of Cuba Libre brand rums for $18.
Dolce – Three courses for $29.95
Farmicia – Stop by and try their special fall pure herb and fruit extract.
Fork:etc. – 10% off gourmet products and gifts.
Franklin Fountain – Free samples at F.U.E.L.
GiGi – $15 for 3 course lunch on Saturday, $30 3 course dinner Friday and Saturday.
Haru – $30 seasonal prix fixe menu during the Old City Fall Festival.
Panini’s Trattoria – Complimentary glass of Sangria with purchase of entree.
Paradigm – 3 courses for $29.95.
Patou – Complimentary apps at the bar all night Saturday. Sunday 3 courses for $30.
Philadelphia Fish & Company – Complimentary Pinot Grigio with special dishes.
Swanky Bubbles – 15% off food during the festival.
Spasso – Mention the festival and get 10% off.
Taipan – Discounted Lychee Martinis and Mango Mohitos.

Cooking Demonstration Schedule after the jump.

Bulthaup Studio Inc. will host Cooking Demonstrations during the Old City Fall Festival. Doors will open a half hour before the demonstration and seating will be limited. A $5 donation is requested and will benefit the Old City District’s Streetscape Plan.

11:00 AM Swanky Bubbles – Learn how to roll sushi with non-traditional ingredients.
12:30 PM Philadelphia Fish & Co – Chef Justin Rambo-Garwood prepares seared sea scallops, grilled shrimp and more.
2:00 PM Bookbinders – Learn how to handle freh seafood and meet chef David Cunningham.
3:30 PM Panorama – Chef Rosmario Romano will demonstrate his cooking and discuss wine pairings.
5:00 PM Amada – Chef Garces will demonstrate Basque inspired pinxtos.

11:00 AM Bluezette – Chef Zachary Conover will prepare pan-seared red snapper.
12:30 PM Eulogy – Learn the secrets of making beer with Sir Michael Naessens.
2:00 PM Franklin Fountain – A demonstration on hand cranked ice cream.
3:30 PM Franklin Fountain – Clear candy and candied apple demonstrations.

And if you’re looking for parking, the wonderful Philadelphia Parking Authority is offering discounted flat rate parking at the PPA parking garage underneath the Independence Visitor Center. They’ll even be running a free shuttle from the garage through old city.

Old City Fall Festival [Old City District]