What to Eat This Weekend: Peaches

Five restaurants — and one festival — where you can find the fuzzy fruit

Sweet, juicy, messy, glorious. What’s better than a summer peach? We’ve picked out five restaurants serving them this weekend. If you really want to celebrate the fuzz, head to the New Jersey Peach Festival this weekend, which includes a peach bake-off competition and other peach-centric events. Peach jams, breads, pastries, ice creams, ciders, and more will be sold throughout the festival in addition to the stars themselves: Jersey peaches. For more information click visit the website. Click through for our peachy restaurant picks.

Bistro 7
Chef/owner Michael O’Halloran, of Old City’s Bistro 7, offers diners a savory version of peaches on his July menu. His crispy confit of pork belly is drizzled with a lavender-peach gastrique and topped with honey-roasted peaches, and is served with bacon-black beluga lentil pilaf and a mache salad.
Bistro 7, 7 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, 215-931-1560

Bridget Foy’s
The South Street restaurant is getting in the peachy spirit with a new section of their menu dedicated to the juicy fruit. Variations include Georgia flatbread with peaches, gorgonzola, pancetta, and a balsamic reduction; Dixie chicken with grilled peach salsa, buttermilk battered softshell crab with peach slaw; and a peach and blackberry cobbler with crystallized ginger and Bassetts vanilla ice cream. Haven’t had enough nectar? Keep it going with their peach bellini, fresh peach margarita, or a Lindemans peach lambic.
Bridget Foy’s, 200 South Street, Philadelphia, 215-922-1813

Chef David Katz of Rittenhouse Square’s Mémé is serving a house-smoked pork chop with grilled peaches and a side of succotash.
Mémé, 2201 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, 215-735-4900

The Orchard Restaurant
The Orchard Restaurant in Chester County is serving local peaches poached in white wine, sugar, and spices and served on top of a lemon almond cake with a dollop of lavender crème Anglaise.
The Orchard Restaurant, 503 Orchard Avenue, Kennett Square, 610-388-1100

This farm-to-table petite restaurant, café, and market on South Street gets in new fresh produce nearly daily, and luckily, this week they’ve got peaches. This weekend the restaurant will serve a cooling peach gazpacho with mint sorbet, as well as a peach sherbet made with fresh peaches from Three Spring’s Farm in Wenksville, PA.
Pumpkin, 1713 South Street, Philadelphia, 215-545-4448