Lacroix Goes Straight Prix-Fixe

Chef Jon Cichon has rolled out a five-course tasting menu.

Lacroix, the longstanding restaurant at Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Hotel is changing things up. Chef Jon Cichon has announced that the restaurant is going to a single, five-course tasting menu. Dinner at Lacroix will now be locked in at $105 per person plus an optional $85 wine pairing.

The format, which has debuted  with this week’s fall menu, offers some choices but other courses are fixed like the grilled Maine Lobster. A tail and claw is poached for this dish and topped with shaved and lightly pickled persimmon, curried persimmon puree and served with a lobster, pumpkin, celery leaf jus atop celery root puree.

The restaurant hopes the new format will create a seamless experience for diners as the front and back of the house will provide a unified experience.

The $105 price tag puts Lacroix $50 behind Vetri’s tasting menu and $45 behind Volvér’s full 12-course menu, however Volvér’s eight-course menu is $95. The new format is more affordable than Lacroix’s previously most pricey dinner option.

Fall Tasting Menu at Lacroix

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