Worth The Trip


Craig LaBan heads to Bethlehem this week, not following a star but towards Bolette, a New American restaurant in an old Inn. A restaurant that really impresses LaBan, likening Lee Chizmar’s and Erin Shea’s local-focused endeavor to an early Django.

And then there is the food, which is as skillfully dedicated to local ingredients as any I’ve tasted lately. What beforehand was the relatively untilled resource of the Lehigh Valley’s artisan farmers – many of whom have sold to Manhattan’s finest restaurants for years – has proved to be Bolete’s gold mine of inspiration.

Three Bells – Excellent

Bolette [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Bolette [Official Site]