Thursday, November 17, 2011

Food Events @ Penn

Route 6 Opening
What: Yet another brainchild of Stephen Starr is opening this week: Executive Chef Anthony DiRienzo, previously Executive Sous Chef at Morimoto and Executive Chef of Buddakan in Atlantic City, is serving dishes inspired by the coastal towns spanning Maine to Maryland. Dishes include a raw bar, clam chowder, lobster rolls, crab cakes and Johnny cakes, as well as daily lobster and whole fish selections. Non-seafood dishes will include grilled steaks and fried chicken, while the dessert menu will feature a selection of freshly baked seasonal pies and cobblers. Reserve your table at their website.
Where: 600 N. Broad Street
When: Opening later this week.

Pre-Prohibition Cocktail Class
What: The Wine School of Philadelphia's first ever cocktail tasting class will feature the wine-based cocktail, the classic pre-prohibition drink. This tasting class will take you back to the golden era of the cocktail, before the Volstead Act... and long before vodka destroyed the martini.
Where: The Wine School of Philadelphia. 127 S. 22nd Street
When: Friday, November 18, 7:30-9:30 pm

2nd Annual Stout & Chowder Festival
What: Come out for the fantastic beer list (including brews from Triumph, Yards, Dock Street, Weyerbacher and Troegs) and home-style soups courtesy of Brulée Catering, the latest culinary endeavor of famed Philadelphia chef Jean-Marie Lacroix. A special “savor session,” sponsored by Franklin Fountain and Betty's Speakeasy, will be dedicated to local desserts made (and paired) with local beers. For our male readers, the festival will also be offering the opportunity for men to sport their best beards in the Burly Beard Competition in honor of No-Shave November. Bonus: free admission to museum exhibits, a glass keepsake beer mug, and more delicious brews at the after-party at Triumph Brewing Company. More info here.
Where: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Columbus Boulevard
When: Saturday, November 19, 5-8 p.m.
Cost: $60 per person, $5 off each ticket for groups of 6 or more

Penn Gastronomy Sugar High Showdown
What: Penn Gastronomy's 2nd annual dessert-making contest, co-sponsored by Sugar Philly! The event is open to both seasoned bakers and those who love dessert. Contestant prizes include your dessert featured on Sugar Philly's menu and a delicious, free dessert outing. Everyone who attends the event will 1) receive an exclusive Sugar Philly coupon and 2) get to taste some truly fantastic desserts!
Where: JMHH 240, University of Pennsylvania
When: Saturday, November 19, at 5 pm (contestants must arrive at 3:30 pm)
RSVP: Please fill out this form by Thursday, Nov. 17, at 11:59 PM, regardless if you are entering the contest or simply excited to sample a variety of desserts.

Photo courtesy of Nicole Woon.


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