HughE Dillon: Philly’s Newest Signature “With Love” Cocktail

Plus a Jersey fair, two engagement announcements, and news from the soon-to-be former Lacroix chef

On today’s slideshow, I’ve got photos from yesterday’s cocktail competition (left, Judson Branch and Jules Odum from 13 at the Marriott) to decide the new With Love cocktail for the city, plus a New Jersey fair, a Joe Sestak appearance, and two newly engaged couples!

As I reported on Monday, Jason Cichonski is leaving Lacroix. The chef sent me a note yesterday, saying “I’m going to be working on a new project in the city. I can’t really talk specifics yet, but as you noted, I am very excited to move forward. I have spent the past few years as the chef of Lacroix working with incredibly talented young cooks who will ultimately be running the restaurant. It’ll be in good hands for sure. Right now I’m focusing on making sure the transition is seamless, and am confident it will be. I’ll be at the restaurant through October so till then, I’ll be in the kitchen, business as usual.” Michael Klein reported on The Insider yesterday that Lacroix will promote two sous chefs, Jonathan Cichon and Adam Lazarick.