The Dutch Is Celebrating Its First Birthday With a Fancy Dinner Party
It all started with drunken omelettes. As the story goes, after a night of heavy drinking, Noord’s Joncarl Lachman and Fond’s Lee Styer had a serious case of the munchies, so they went into Fond’s kitchen and fried up some eggs together. As it turns out, they’re pretty damn good at that sort of thing. Like Best of Philly-good.
And wouldn’t you know it, it’s been one full year of omelettes, uitsmijters, and Lebanon bologna at The Dutch. The crew is planning to celebrate its birthday on April 17th, not with brunch, but a fancy dinner party instead.
Hors d’oeuvres and complimentary champagne toast
avocado, mango, nori
asparagus, caviar, tarragon, mustard-shallot butter
Soft shell crab
watermelon, feta, mint, old bay mayo
Ana Banana Crepes (by dessert-pro Jessie Prawlucki Styer)
butterscotch pudding, blueberries, chantilly
Party starts at 6:30 p.m., it’s one seating, and $70 a person. Guests are encouraged to bring their own booze. Make your reservations by calling the restaurant at 215-755-5600.
Oh, and for those of you who just can’t get enough of this wonderful display of Philly chef camaraderie, know this: on May 18th, The Dutch will launch dinner service — weekends only. That menu isn’t finalized just yet, but Lachman says to expect a “dinner version” of the current menu. Stay tuned.
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