Suburban Snacks: Fundraising Incentives, Modern Mexican & a Foie Meal

Mexican Pod? Xilantro hopes to open this month

John Brandt-Lee is looking to fund his Avalon Pasta Bistro in a different way. He’s set up a Kickstarter project where interested people can donate towards his restaurant and starting today he’s offering some incentives. Anyone who donates $500 or more will get a table for four at Avalon Pasta Bistro’s menu-tasting next week, guaranteed whether the restaurant reaches the $10,000 fundraising goal or not. Anyone who donates $100 or more will get invited to the restaurant’s soft opening but only if the $10,000 fund-raising goal is reached by May 27. [Kickstarter]

Xilantro is hoping to open this month in Wayne. It’ll serve modern Mexican food and offer an expansive tequila selection. [Philadelphia Inquirer]

Restaurant Nostalgia in Chalfont is pulling out all the stops with a foie dinner this Saturday. Each of the five courses will have foie gras. The dinner is $55 per person. (Menu)

Steakhouse chain Firebirds Grill is opening this Fall in Chadds Ford. [Philadelphia Inquirer]

Nostalgia Foie Dinner Menu

Foie Gras Torchon, Pickle Cherries, Brioche, Fluer de sel

Foie Gras Parfait, Lobster Knukles, Truffle

Seared Foie Gras, Blini, Roasted Fig

Sous Vide Foie Gras, Seasonal Vegetables, Aged Balsamic

Foie Gras Ice Cream, Shortcake, Strawberries