Tickets on Sale Now for the Great Chefs Event 2010

The Vetri Foundation for Children focuses its giving to organizations that support childhood health concerns and the servicing of underprivileged, inner-city youth. The health and education of our children is a guarantee of the success of future generations.

Organized by Chef Marc Vetri and his business partner, Jeff Benjamin, The Great Chef’s Event raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to fight childhood cancer. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised went to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Buy your tickets now by clicking here.

Philadelphia Navy Yard
Building 543 5000 South Broad Street.
Philadelphia, PA, 19112
June 15, 2010, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Calling all Baltimore Bloggers…

Please join us for The Hard Stuff, Chef Arturo Paz’s next blogger dinner on Thursday, April 1 at 6 p.m. at Phillips Seafood Restaurant in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Lobsters, clams, mussels, oysters and crabs are just a few of the dishes you’ll get to savor. And Chef Paz will be available to discuss the details of selecting the best seafood, storing it and preparing it. And while it’s often not polite to be tapping on your Blackberry while eating, on this occasion it’s welcome. We just recommend that you swallow before pushing “send”.

So, if you’re interested in joining in on the fun, just RSVP to or call 215.731.2000 x206 as space is limited and reservations will be accepted on a first come basis.

A gem of a house for sale!

A gem of a house for sale on one of the best streets in Philadelphia

It’s not often we promote a house for sale on this blog. But our dear friends just put this fabulous house on the market. And we wanted to pass the word along to you. The house is located at 264 S. Van Pelt Street, between Locust and Spruce, one of the most charming streets in Philadelphia. In fact, if you take a walk down the street right now, the cherry blossoms should be in bloom, marking the first sign of spring. But that’s just one of the things we love about this spectacular, extra-wide, four story carriage house w/wonderful light and city views.

This home beautifully combines the highest level of historic and contemporary design. And it’s in impeccable condition. It features a two CAR GARAGE and the most up-do-date gourmet kitchen with Viking Stove and Refridgerator, an ideal home for entertaining guests or enjoying a night in.

This six bedroom, three and a half bathroom home also has a deck and garden space.  We invite you to check it out at

A Taste of Philadelphia at Skytop Lodge

Friday, June 11, 2010 – Sunday, June 13, 2010

Join us for a Taste of Philadelphia Weekend at Skytop Lodge, featuring some of Philadelphia’s most prominent chefs. Sample the fare of Chef David Katz from Meme Restaurant and Chef Peter Woolsey from Bistrot La Minette. Meet the Chefs at a cocktail reception and join them for cooking demonstrations of their favorite recipes. Feast on some of Philadelphia’s favorite fare!

On Sunday morning meet and talk baseball with Philadelphia Phillies owner Bill Giles and the voice of the Philadelphia 76ERS Marc Zumoff! For reservations, log onto or call 1.800.345.7759.

Hop to It!!!

Linvilla Orchards’ Hayrides to Bunnyland

After months of winter, you’re about ready to crack. So, why not spend a day at Linvilla Orchards and visit Bunnyland. It will assure you that Spring’s just around the corner. Kids will love taking a hayride through the woods to see their favorite rabbit. There’s storytelling, face painting, pony rides and free photo ops with the Easter Bunny. Stop by Linvilla’s Farm Market and Bakery to stock up on freshly baked treats like hot cross buns, cheese babkas, and mouth-watering pies.  And whether you need a last minute gift or want to decorate your house for the season, Linvilla’s Easter flowers are a perfect way to lift spirits and coax you out of your shell.

Where: Linvilla Orchards, 137 West Knowlton Road, Media, PA, 610-876-7116
When: March 27 thru April 3, Hayride Hours 11 am- 4 pm, Visit for details.
Farm Market and Bakery Hours, Daily, 9 am -5 pm (Open until 6 pm beginning April 13) Easter Sunday, 9 am -2 pm

Bistrot La Minette’s Basque Dinner

The next stop on Chef Peter Woolsey’s culinary tour through France is to the Basque region, which features influences from both the Pyrenees and Spain. Enjoy traditional dishes like pipérade, prepared with peppers, onions, tomatoes and spices. Chef Woolsey’s Basque dinner will be available on Wednesday, April 21 and Thursday, April 22. The four-course prix fix meal is $35 per person, $50 with complimentary wines. Here is the menu:

Basque stew, duck confit, cabbage, potatoes, turnips
Cabillaud Cuisiné Comme au Pays Basque
Pan roasted cod, white beans, pimento, sherry vinegar, olive oil
Poulet a la Basquaise
Oven roasted chicken, Basque pipérade
Gateau Basque
Pastry cream and confiture filled cake, vanilla ice cream

Bistrot La Minette is located at 623 S. 6th Street (between South and Bainbridge Streets). For reservations call 215.925.8000 or go to

Maru Global Delivers, Literally…

Maru Global’s Bite Sized Crepe Balls are all freshly made from unbleached flour in our Imported Osaka style Takoyaki Pan.­­­­­

Small (6) $3.25*   Large (12) $6.50      Party (50)$25


THE ORIGINAL Chopped Scallion and Red Ginger Topped with dried bonito flakes, Ao Nori dried seaweed, and an aromatic sweet sauce, choose: Octopus, Shrimp, Chicken, or Sirloin

Philly Cheesesteak

Caramelized Onion, toasted Sesame Seeds and Cheddar Bechamel

Regular or Vegan Mozzerella with Pizza Sauce, Basil Coulis (vegan), and Shaved Parmesean (regular)

Poached Shrimp with Spicy Mayo, Bonito Flakes, and Ao Nori dried seaweed

Smoky BBQ sauce with Cilantro, Jalapeño, and Caramelized Onion

Sweet and Sour Miso Sauce with toasted Sesame Seeds and Bonito Flakes

Corn and Salsa Verde, A Cornbread ball with Salsa Verde and Cotija Cheese

* Vegan? Allergic? Ask to have your batter made with an egg substitute.

See the full Maru Global menu here.

Check them out in person at 255 s 10th street Philadelphia, PA 19107,  267-273-0567