Foodies rejoice! Welcome to our first edition of Philly Taste, a weekly selection of the latest menu updates, dining and tasting events from chefs and restaurants across the Philadelphia region. Here is this week’s selection:
YANGMING TO HOST AUTHOR ELIZABETH LaBAN (1501 Conestoga Rd., Bryn Mawr)
Yangming will host author Elizabeth LaBan — wife of Philadelphia Inquirer restaurant critic Craig Laban — on Wednesday, Oct. 19. According to a press release from the restaurant, LaBan will speak about her new novel “The Restaurant Critic’s Wife.” Guest can bring a copy of the book or reserve one in advance ($15 hardcover, $10 paperback). “I am honored to have Elizabeth LeBan here at Yangming,“ said owner Michael Wei in the press release. “We expect a large turnout for this very special evening. I can’t be more proud of partnering with Albertson’s Cooking School for this remarkable charity event.”
The event will include complimentary cocktails and appetizers and tickets cost $50. All profits and donations from the event will go to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Reservations can be made by calling 610-649-9290 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on Yangming visit yangmingrestaurant.com.
SOLA BYOB (614 Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr)
Sola BYOB announced in a press release this week that the restaurant has welcomed new Executive Chef Scott Morozin, a Delaware County native and graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. “Scott has proved himself at every level and at every turn of his career, and is always ready to reach for the next rung,” Sola BYOB owner Brian Engle said in the press release. “When you put together unsurpassed talent and passion and consider his portfolio, there lies a chef who can and will accomplish anything in any circumstance. And we are incredibly pleased to have him begin his next chapter here at Sola.”
Sola BYOB also announced its new menu selections, which includes a Four Course Menu by Chef Morozin every Monday through Thursday for $39 (plus tax and gratuity). According to the press release, the menu will change weekly to reflect what is fresh and in season. In addition to the Four Course Menu, Sola is also offering the following items on its Autumn Menu:
Scallop Crudo Ruby red grapefruit, jalapeño, candied grapefruit, basil, radish
Pan Seared King Salmon Parsnip puree, broccoli rabe, saffron, pickled apple, pork belly
Slow Roasted Creekstone Tenderloin of Beef Seared mushrooms, herb roasted potatoes, mushroom puree
For more information on Sola BYOB visit solabyob.com; for reservations call 610-526-0123.
POWER PAIRING’S WINE DINNER AT AZIE ON MAIN (789 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova)
Azie on Main has announced it will host an intimate wine dinner on Sunday, Oct. 23, to celebrate their new fall season. According to a press release from the restaurant, the evening’s wine selection will perfectly compliment the ingredients of Chef Ricardo Franco’s six course autumn menu. Hudson Austin of Wine Merchant will host the evening and discuss the wines he chose to accompany the menu. The Power Pairing’s Wine Dinner Menu is the following:
1st Course (Amuse)
Shredded Beef Rib Beggars Purses
Conde de Subirats Cava Rose (Penedes, Spain)
Pan Seared Halibut on sautéed spinach with Thai coconut shrimp broth
Chateau Loupiac-Gaudiet (Bordeaux, FR)
Seared Foie Gras with caramelized baby carrots, apples with brioche croutons
Waterbrook Syrah (Columbia Valley, WA)
Duck Breast with maraschino cream sauce on pumpkin mousse
Domaine Paul Mas Marsanne (Languedoc, FR)
Pepper Crusted Filet Tenderloin with a brandied demi glaze and parsnip puree
Stratton Lummis “The Magician” (Napa Valley, CA)
Fried Spiced Pumpkin Gelato with glazed maple walnuts and caramel dulce de leche macaroon
Marenco “Strev” Moscato d’Asti (Piedmont, IT)
The event begins at 6 p.m. and costs $65 per person. To make reservations call 610-527-5700; for more information visit azieonmain.com.
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