Phase One of Sophia Opens on New Year’s Eve

Striped Bass alum Christopher Lee is coming back to Philadelphia. Fans will get their first chance to try his food on New Year’s Eve at Christopher Lee at 1623, the prelude to Sophia, which will be coming to the location in 2013.

There will be three options on New Year’s Eve in the former Salt & Pepper. Lee and chef de cuisine Oris Jeffers will be preparing a four-course dinner with Champagne for $45, a later seating for $75 and a bar package for $35 between 10 p.m. and midnight.

Arugula & Fennel Salad
Parmesan Cheese, Pears, Almonds, Pomegranate Vinaigrette


Parsnip Soup
Braised Short Rib, Crispy Horseradish, Celery Leaves

2nd Course – Choice of

Butternut Squash Ravioli
Pancetta, Brussels Sprouts Leaves, Cider Brown Butter Sauce


Seared Diver Sea Scallops
Cauliflower, Capers, Kumquats, Local Honey, Verjus

3rd Course – Choice of

West Coast Halibut
Little Neck Clams, Leeks, Baby Turnips, Fine Herbs


Grilled Aged NY Strip Loin
Creamed Spinach, Fingerling Potatoes, Brandied Peppercorn Jus

 Chef Christopher Lee at 1623 [Facebook]