After 11 successful years in West Chester, Peter Gilmore has decided to close his award-winning French BYO, Gilmore’s. The Culinary Institute of America grad and Le Bec-Fin alum leaves on a high note, given the struggling economy. Perhaps he won’t miss those 16-hour days in the kitchen, but we’ll miss him.
Keep your eye on Suburban Square for the much-anticipated opening of St. James Place, a sophisticated American grill from Philly restaurateurs Michael Schulson and Rob Wasserman. I’ve been told that a fall opening is imminent.
On Sept. 8, join Drink Philly for its first-ever Phestiv-Ale craft-beer event, which is taking over the Sheet Metal Workers Hall on Columbus Boulevard. Proceeds benefit the Delaware Valley chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Visit phestivale.com.
Philadelphia Restaurant Week is back Sept. 30-Oct. 5 and Oct. 7-12. Many Center City restaurants will offer $35-per-person prix-fixe dinners and $20 prix-fixe lunch options.
Don’t miss Main Line Today’s first-ever Food & Wine Affair Sept. 21-22 at the Desmond Hotel in Malvern. The weekend features dinners, wine pairings, tastings and food from some of the area’s best restaurants.