Isabella Grows Up, Goes Late

It’s not like the people of Conshohocken have a lot of choice when it comes to where they go for tapas. As far as I can tell, it’s pretty much Isabella or… leave Conshohocken.

And yet still, chef Michael Cappon (ex of Marathon and El Vez, who was there to open the kitchen when Isabella opened last year in a former shots-and-beers bar on East Elm) isn’t sitting on his complete dominance of the Spanish/Mediterranean/small plates scene in Conshy. No, he’s out there making changes and trying to make things better.

Staring Monday, Cappon and his Isabella crew will be offering an 8-course tapas tasting menu full of artful small plates for the price of some single entrees in Center City. Just $27 gets you the house mozzarella with lavender honey and spiced almonds, mussels in a roasted tomato jus, mojito sorbet (as an intermezzo), pinchos de carne (skewered beef with porcinis and charred onion), chile-dusted pork belly with sweet pea puree and more. Sure, the deal is only good at the beginning of the week (from Sunday through Wednesday night), but seriously? DVR your favorite shows, get up off the couch and give it a chance. $27 ain’t a lot to lose.

But hey, if you just can’t tear yourself away from Dancing With The Stars (or whatever), Isabella is now running a late-night happy hour on the weekends with $3.50 tapas, half-off drafts and $5 martinis ’til midnight. So you know what that means?

Now you’ve got no excuse.