Location: 1537 South 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147. 215.551.5000
Date: November 28, 2013
Rating: Tasty modern American
Every year we Gavins descend on Philadelphia for several days of epic gluttony. This traditional week of feasting kicks off with the traditional Wednesday night dinner at some Philadelphia restaurant.
Mushroom Risotto. truffle, maitake, hazelnuts.
Mixed Green Salad. seasonal accompaniments.
2008 Ferrando Carema White Label (Etichetta Bianca). Parker 92. The 2008 Carema Etichetta Bianca wafts from the glass with sweet dried cherries, tobacco, sweet herbs and crushed flowers. A mid-weight, delicate wine, the 2008 is quite typical of these hillside vineyards. In 2008 the acidity is a bit on the high side, which readers should keep in mind when considering food pairings. This is a gorgeous wine from Ferrando. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023.
Organic Salmon. sauerkraut latka, Belgian endive, whole grain mustard.
Pork Belly. Okinawan sweet potatoes, escarole, Dijon jus.
Beef Skirt Steak. royal trumpet mushrooms, farro, sauce Bordelaise.
Overall, a lovely meal, wish a lot of flavor and a great way to start off the 2013 ThanksGavin!