Thursday, December 15, 2011

Food Events @ Penn

Meritage Foie Gras Tasting Menu
What: Check Chef Anne Coll's latest five-course tasting menu at Meritage! From an amuse bouche of Foie Gras Mousse with pomegrante molasses and pickled apple with toasted brioche to Crispy Duck Confit (accompanied by a cured spiced torchon of foie gras, curried lentils, pineapple and kumquat chutney and a port wine reduction) to Peanut butter and Foie Gras Mousse (with dark chocolate and currant jam sauce), your taste buds are sure to thank you. See the full menu here and make reservations here.
Where: 500 S. 20th Street
When: now until Friday, December 16
Cost: $39

Zahav Holiday Celebrations
What: Zahav is hosting three special dinner events for the holiday season, each with a festive prix fixe menu. Start with Chanukah (Tuesday, December 20 until Wednesday, December 28) ($45), where you can enjoy classic fare such as Hummus with Glazed Brisket, served with house-made laffa and a selection of salatim; a selection of Latkes; and Sufganiyot with dates and orange. "A Very Jewish Christmas” features Israeli-inflected Chinese food, movies shown on a big screen, and hot buttered popcorn. Screenings of the to-be-determined movies (make your movie request via Twitter!) will be at 6 and 9 pm. On New Year’s Eve, the restaurant will serve a spectacular four-course dinner with menu highlights including Glazed Veal Shanks with saffron, apples and cinnamon and Chocolate-Hazelnut Babka with orange-vanilla ice cream. Check out more info here.
Where: The rotunda at the Shops at Liberty Place
When: Chanukah- Tuesday, December 20 until Wednesday, December 28; "A Very Jewish Christmas”- Thursday, December 22; New Year's Eve- Saturday, December 31
Cost: Chanukah- $45; "A Very Jewish Christmas”- $50 ($100 with bottle of Johnnie Walker Black for the table, additional $9 each for Chinese-inspired cocktails); New Year's Eve- $65 ($100 with drink pairings)

Complimentary Brunch for Toy Drive Donors
What: In the true spirit of the season, Le Castagne Ristorante is offering its customers a complimentary Sunday brunch entrée in return for donating a new unwrapped toy for charity. Toys go to the 23rd annual CBS-3 Joy of Sharing Campaign, which has provided thousands of holiday toys to underprivileged children throughout Philadelphia and benefits The Salvation Army, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Children’s Crisis Treatment Center. Eligible Sundays for the complimentary brunch entrée offer are December 11 and 18. Enjoy delectable offerings like Brioche french toast stuffed with Nutella & finished with dark rum & caramelized banana; and apple glazed braised pork sandwich. Reservations are not required.
Where: 1920 Chestnut Street
When: Sunday, December 18, 11 am-2 pm
Cost: One unwrapped toy per guest

Sabrina's Cafe Breakfast Deal
What: All three Sabrina's Cafes, included the newly opened University City location, will be offering a special of any of four breakfasts and a cup of coffee for only $6.99. The breakfasts offered are Two Eggs Any Style plus your choice of a breakfast meat and toast, Short Stack Buttermilk Pancakes, Challah Frenchtoast or Pigs in a Blanket.
Where: Any Sabrina's Cafe
When: Weekdays, 8-10 am, through December and possibly into January
Cost: $6.99

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