Tria Fitler Square Opens This Week
Tria’s Fitler Square location opens this week (exact day to be determined) at 23rd and Pine Streets, the former home of Dmitri’s. Although very similar to the other two Tria locations, this fermentables (beer, cheese, wine) bar will also feature a full kitchen, giving new executive chef, Karen Nicolas some more toys to play with. Nicolas comes with serious culinary chops, she was named one of Food & Wine magazine’s Best New Chefs 2012. Nicolas will oversee culinary operations for all four Tria locations. TheJohnson & Wales Culinary Arts alum was formerly executive chef at Citron & Rose and has worked at New York’s Gramercy Tavern, and apprenticed at the likes of California’s The French Laundry and Cowgirl Creamery in San Francisco.
Nicolas takes advantage of the full kitchen by adding a section of medium-sized plates that includes braised beef short rib with potato gnocchi and burrata cheese; trout piccata with semolina dumplings; and to the relief of Dmitri’s fans, a grilled octopus dish with orzo salad, and golden raisins.
The rest of the menu will be familiar to fans of Tria. Small plates, fresh salads and of course lots of cheese.
The layout of the space echos that of Dmitri’s, though the new Tria makes efforts to feel more connected to picturesque Fitler Square across the street. Additional windows, looking out onto the square, have been added behind the long bar, providing park views from every seat. The dining room contains two aisles, an embarrassment of riches compared to Tria’s tight Rittenhouse location, and seating for around 40. When the weather warms, outdoor tables will add another 30-seats. The interior of Tria includes white-washed brick walls, charcoal gray accents and blonde wood throughout.
For drinks, expect a similarly curated wine lineup to the other Tria locations and eight beers on tap.
Look for brunch to be added on Saturdays and Sundays. Sunday School and brunch in the same address? Could it be?
Tria Fitler Square Menu
Truffled Egg Toast with Fontina Fontal 6½
Marinated Calamari with Green Beans, Red Onion, Almonds, Capers and Calabrian Chili Oil 6½
Warm Poached Black Mission Figs with Gorgonzola and Prosciutto di Parma 6
Roasted Beets with Feta 4
Warm Tuscan White Bean Spread with Paprika Toast 5
Fennel Roasted Almonds 2½
Lamb Terrine with Pistachios and Dried Cherries, Chianti Mustard, Beet Relish and Cornichons 7½
Rosemary and Fennel Marinated Olives 4
Apple Tree Goat Cheese with Basil Pesto 4½
Truffled Mushroom with Fontina 5
Brie de Nangis with Allagash Cherries 4½
Pistachio Herbed Ricotta with Lavender Honey 4½
Roasted Beets and Goat Cheese with Arugula, Crushed Almonds, Red Onion and Balsamic Vinaigrette 9
Mixed Greens Salad with Black Mission Figs, Gorgonzola Dolce, Pine Nuts and Balsamic Vinaigrette 8½
Salad of Grilled Asparagus, Artichoke, White Beans, Tomato-Onion Relish and Pine Nuts 10½
Hickory-Smoked Salmon Salad with Baby Spinach, Fregola Sarda, Feta, Fennel and Lemon-Dill Vinaigrette 12
Trout Piccata with Semolina Dumplings, Broccolini, Capers, Lemon and Dill 16
Hand-Rolled Ricotta Cavatelli with Asparagus, Castelvetrano Olives and Hazelnut Brown Butter 14
Braised Beef Short Rib with Potato Gnocchi, Burrata Cheese and Onion Agrodolce 15
Shellfish En Brodo with Fregola Sarda, Pickled Corn and Calabrian Chili Butter 18
Black Pepper Tagliatelle with Kennett Square Mushrooms, Parmigiano-Reggiano and Porcini Sugo 14
Grilled Octopus with Orzo Salad, Golden Raisins, Chili and Citrus-Mint Yogurt 18
Roast Lancaster Chicken with Piave Potato Puree, Preserved Artichokes and Spring Pea Pesto 15
Flourless Chocolate Torta with Blackberries, Espresso Custard, Coffee Crumb and Saba 7
Semolina Cake with White Chocolate Mousse and Rhubarb Moscato Sauce $6½
Cheesecake with Glazed Blueberries, Amaretti Streusel and Sangaree Wine Syrup 6½
San Pellegrino (sparkling) or Acqua Panna (still) $5 liter
Limonata (lemon) or Aranciata (orange) Soda 2½
Virgil’s Root Beer 3½ Reed’s Premium Ginger Brew 3 Boylan’s Diet Cola 3
Passionberry Iced Tea 2½ Mighty Leaf Hot Tea 2½
Espresso 2 Americano 2½ Cappuccino 3 Latte 3½
Tria – Fitler Square [Foobooz]