Adam Erace on 10 Arts
Philadelphia Weekly’s Adam Erace dines at celebrity chef Eric Ripert’s 10 Arts in the Ritz Carlton and finds the French cuisine meshes nicely with the local menu items.
Eric Ripert swept into town doing all the right things: sniffing green beans at Reading Terminal, extolling boar prosciutto from Dâ€™Angeloâ€™s andâ€”most importantâ€”bringing in Le Bernardin sous chef (and Somerton native) Jennifer Carroll to run 10 Arts.
The French-inspired menu shares 60 percent of its DNA with Westend Bistro, 10 Artsâ€™ sister restaurant in the D.C. Ritz-Carlton. Carroll deserves props for making it locally relevant with Delaware Valley treasures like Pennsylvania brook trout, soft pretzels and Kennett Square mushrooms. Donâ€™t let her pedigree fool you. Sheâ€™s still just Jenny from the block.