Chef Patrick Feury
Fans of Berwyn’s Nectar will have an excuse to make the trek to West Philly early next year. Chef Patrick Feury and partners Michael Wei, Henry Chu and Kenny Hung are set to open a new restaurant, Danlu (which means “nectar” in Chinese), in the just-built high-rise apartment venture at 3601 Market.
The two-story restaurant and bar will have all the flavors that Nectar patrons love, but will focus on fun little bites influenced by Chef Feury’s time spent exploring Taiwanese night markets.
Feury and his partners had been looking for a space for two years and settled on 3601 because of its location in the heart of University City. “I wanted to create a new space with all the things I love about Nectar. I wanted it to be accessible to both students and those who are used to fine dining. The menu and the price point will be acceptable to both,” said Feury.
He continued, “I’m a huge lover of craft beer and wanted to expand on Nectar’s beer program. There will be 22 taps with a local brewery presence. Expect beers from Vermont, Maine and the rest of New England, too, because I have so many friends and family members from that area and have grown to love many of the breweries from up there.” Fun craft cocktails will also be featured at the new restaurant.
Feury hopes to have many events at Danlu that pair his food with beer, wine or cocktails. He also plans to utilize the same local farms and purveyors that he uses at Nectar.
The space is being designed by Jeffrey Beers, formerly of David Rockwell Group, who also designed Nectar. Feury said, “You will see the relationship between Danlu and Nectar the moment you walk through the doors. There will be two floors, an open kitchen and a balcony, but Danlu will have its own distinct style.”
Look for an opening in late February 2016.