The Dutch Is Celebrating Its First Birthday With a Fancy Dinner Party

Plus, they're rolling out dinner service in May.

The Dutch's Dutch Baby | Emily Teel

The Dutch’s Dutch Baby | Emily Teel

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.

The Dutch Anniversary Dinner

Hors d’oeuvres and complimentary champagne toast

Tuna tartar
avocado, mango, nori

asparagus, caviar, tarragon, mustard-shallot butter

Soft shell crab
watermelon, feta, mint, old bay mayo

Beef Wellington

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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