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Autunno alle Brace Tickets Go on Sale Friday at Le Virtu

Scott Schroeder, George Sabatino, Joe Cicala and Angela Ranalli are doing an outdoor family-style barbecue at Le Virtu on Monday October, 29th. The crew is preparing […]

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Abruzzo Preview Dinner at Le Virtu

On October 4th chef Joe Cicala and Le Virtu will be presented a special dinner to preview their trip to the Abruzzo region ofItaly this […]

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Oktoberfest Dinner with Special Guests at Brauhaus Schmitz

Oktoberfest is rapidly approaching and no one gets into it more than the folk at Brauhaus Schmitz. They’re kicking off their week of events with […]

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Cicala, Sbraga, Lacroix, and More Named to American Chef Corps

The Inquirer has the story on seven local chefs were recently inducted into a brand new State Department program called the American Chef Corps. Earlier […]

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German Chef in an Italian Restaurant

During Euro 2012 Brauhaus Schmitz chef Jeremy Nolen bet Le Virtu’s Joe Cicala that Germany would defeat the Azzurri of Italy. Nolen lost that bet […]

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About Last Night: Hop Chef

Last night I was lucky enough to judge Ommegang’s Hop Chef competition at World Cafe Live. Six excellent local chefs put their best foot forward […]

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Who Will Become Philly’s Next Hop Chef?

The Ommegang Hop Chef event is coming up and Philadelphia Weekly has all the details on that road trip four competing chefs took to Brewery […]

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Taste Illustrated: Stuff Shorter Than Le Virtu’s Maccheroni Alla Mugnaia

 Chef Joe Cicala has one dish that has become a signature for his kitchen: Maccheroni alla mugnaia, a hand-rolled single strand of pasta that hist […]

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New Le Virtu Happy Hour

In addition to the numerous restaurants in our Happy Hours with Food Guide Le Virtu, as of tonight, will be serving a Weekday Happy Hour […]

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Why Are a Bunch of Philadelphia Chefs Heading to Cooperstown?

If you follow local chefs on Twitter you may have asked yourself the same question poised in this post’s headline. George Sabatinio (Stateside), Scott Schroeder […]

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The Revisit: Le Virtu

When thirty minutes pass between a hostess depositing you at a table and a waiter turning up to take your order, the mind plays host […]

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“Foie Fridays” Starts Tomorrow

In protest of the recent foie gras troubles in California (where a complete Nanny State ban on foie gras is due to take effect on […]

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2012 James Beard Semifinalists Announced

The 2012 James Beard Semifinalists have been announced and Philadelphia area chefs and restaurants seem to have a bigger representation than normal. Tashan, The Farm […]

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Jose Garces’ 45-Minute Turkey, Plus More Thanksgiving Tips From Philly’s Top Chefs

Deep Fried Turkey Photo via iStockphoto First published on November 21, 2011Updated on November 21, 2012   Want to know how to tell if your […]