On Feb. 28, renowned chef Georges Perrier will team up with Blackfish chef/owner Chip Roman to collaborate on a fabulous five-course meal ($95) at Roman’s Conshohocken restaurant. It’s not just their prestige that will make the feast one of the most delicious you’ll have all year—it’s the relationship they share. Roman began his culinary career in the kitchen of Perrier’s Le Bec-Fin, working under the master himself, which made him one of the most recognized chefs in the Philadelphia area. So you can imagine how incredible this reunion will be and how unforgettable the meal will be.
Diners will start with a gently poached seafood salad, apple cucumber consommé and preserved lemon crisp, followed by roasted sweetbread with warm shrimp, sweet potatoes, burnt orange vinaigrette and Madeira jus. After that, grilled Dover sole and truffle-stuffed rabbit loin are on deck. Finish with Brie mousse, Asian pear confit, or the ever-popular Le Bec-Fin dessert cart.
So much is happening on the Main Line restaurant scene. Here are some quick updates.
First, a big congrats to Yangming owner Michael Wei, whose Bryn Mawr restaurant recently beat out 45,000 others to snag the coveted title of “Best Chinese Restaurant in America” by Chinese Restaurant News. The ceremony was featured a few weeks ago on CBS Sunday Morning. See the video here.
Another congrats to Moon Krapugthong of Manayunk restaurants Chabaa Thai and Mango Moon. She has been chosen to cook at New York’s James Beard House on April 4.
Chip Roman sure is a busy guy. The restaurant he and his partner, Jason Cichonski (former executive chef at Lacroix), have in the works in Chestnut Hill finally has a name: Stone House. A spring opening is anticipated.
If you love finding new places to have brunch, add Angelina’s in Newtown Square to your list. It’s now serving brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.
Finally, Manayunk’s tasty new addition, Main Street Market, will expand into Saxbys’ former digs.
Yes, it’s been ridiculously cold outside, but Baja Fresh—the healthier alternative to heavy Mexican food with locations in Conshohocken and King of Prussia—is offering some great deals to warm you up.
Every Sunday in February, diners can take 20 percent off their take-out orders and, on Mondays, kids eat free when you purchase one regular meal. On Tuesdays, pay only $3.99 for a taco platter. On Wednesdays, get a free salad or soup with any entrée purchase. All of the meals are made from scratch with only the freshest ingredients—microwaves, freezers and can openers are banned at Baja.
I stumbled upon an entertaining and relatable blog by local writer/newlywed Leigh Calarco. Married since October, Calarco wanted to combine her love of food and cooking with navigating the world of “cooking for two.” In The Newlywed Food Files, Calarco posts her favorite recipes, products and pantry essentials, plus about the time-consuming process of shopping, cooking and meal planning. Visit newlywedfoodfiles.com.
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