Photos courtesy of Dallyn Pavey/Dish Public Relations
Chef Scott Morozin took over the kitchen at Bryn Mawr’s Sola BYOB in October and has been creating culinary magic ever since. With a long resume, including stints at local restaurants Roux 3, Tangerine, Rae, Gayle, Espuma, Mid Atlantic and R2L, Morozin brings a well-rounded culinary perspective to Sola.
Always pushing the boundaries, he recently launched a new concept at the restaurant—No Menu Mondays. The idea is straightforward, allows diners to explore dishes that they may not have ordered on their own, and lets the kitchen get creative.
Chef Scott Morozin
How does it work? Even though the five-course tasting is billed as having no menu, there is indeed a simple one. On the night that I dined at Sola, the menu included savory selections of mushroom soup, little neck clams, oregano-smoked lamb belly, slow-braised pork belly, ahi tuna, trout, black bass, hibiscus ravioli, Gerber Organic Amish chicken, tenderloin tartare, Creekstone Farms ribeye and Creekstone Farms beef short rib. Sweet selections included crème brulee chocolate, apple pie and baklava. Diners are instructed to choose four savory courses and one sweet course and to share any allergies, dislikes or preferences.
After ordering, owner Brian Engler made his way to the table to discuss the new concept. “On No Menu Mondays, it’s like watching an elaborate production with many parts moving, yet creating a perfect balance in the dining room,” he said. “Even if we serve 80 dishes, no two that come out of the kitchen are the same. If three people at your table all order the same protein, each dish will be completely different. It is amazing to watch what Scott and his team do in the kitchen.”
Morizon has embraced the ability to get creative with his cooking on Mondays, which is apparent in every dish. “While it may seem difficult to come up with so many different dishes, the season and the available ingredients really dictate the menu more than I do. It has to make culinary sense,” he says.
No Menu Mondays definitely makes culinary sense and offer an unforgettable experience.
No Menu Monday is $65 per person.
614 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, (610) 526-0123, solabyob.com