Nectar, the awe-inspiring French/Asian restaurant in Berwyn, PA is celebrating Philly Beer Week by going British on Sunday June 12, between noon and 3 p.m. The restaurant will host Nectar’s British Invasion, a sampling of English beers and pub food.
Enjoy a variety of beers from both Wells & Young’s and Belhaven Breweries. These beers are the perfect compliment to Chef Patrick Feury’s English pub fare.
If all that’s not enough, there will be a car show in the parking lot. And by the way, if you bring a vintage British car, you will receive a $35 gift certificate redeemable at Nectar.
While you’re there, don’t forget to vote for your favorite vintage car on display. The owner of the most popular car will receive $100 towards their next Nectar dinning experience.
Featured beers will include Young’s Chocolate Stout, Wells Bombardier and Banana Bread Ales, in addition to Belhaven’s Wee Heavy. The beers will be complimented by hors d’oeuvres like crunchy beer battered halibut with cucumber maki and Scottish quail egg canapés. The cost is $35 per person.
Nectar is located at 1091 Lancaster Avenue in Berwyn, PA. For more information and reservations, call (610) 725-9000 or log onto www.tastenectar.com.
Look no further than Linvilla Orchards HIDDEN HOLLOW SWIM CLUB
Since 1965, Hidden Hollow Swim Club has been a family tradition. It boasts an impressive selection of pools including a 50-meter Olympic pool, a 25-meter lap pool and a cloverleaf of 3 children’s pools: 1′, 2′ & 3′ deep. Plus slides, diving boards & platforms, including a 10-meter platform that’s guaranteed to take your breath away. The grounds have plenty of room for picnicing, sunbathing or lounging in the shade. Hike on the hiking trail, play in the children’s play area or enjoy tennis, basketball, volleyball or wall ball on one of our many courts. You can have lunch or dinner at the snack bar. For more information on joining the club, click here.
Celebrate the middle of the week by enjoying a four-course sampling menu of shellfish on Wednesday, May 25 at Mica Restaurant in Chestnut Hill. The cost is $45, excluding tax and gratuity.
Surf Clam Crudo, Marjoram, Jicama, Almond
Marvesta Shrimp, Saffron, Asparagus, Brioche Gnocchi
Lobster, Veal, Skirt Steak, Potatoes, Ramps
Lychee Soup, Strawberries, Coconut, Shiso
Mica, Chip Roman’s charming 30-seat restaurant serves modern American cuisine in a vintage old stone house. Designed by architect Richard Stokes, the concept was inspired by the success of the Tuesday Tastings at Roman’s Blackfish Restaurant in Conshohocken. The Mica menu is driven by the chef’s love for great ingredients without prejudice of origin or limited by a specific style of cuisine.
Roman’s goal is to create distinctive, gratifying food, period. Mica is located at 8609 Germantown Avenue. Dinner is available Tuesday through Sunday. For reservations log onto their website or call 267.335.3912.
Every Tuesday night at Chip Roman’s Blackfish Restaurant in Conshohocken, guests can enjoy a four-course tasting menu focused around one ingredient. The cost is $45, excluding tax and gratuity. Where’s the beef? It will be on the menu on Tuesday, May 24th.
bresaola, pecorini, arugula, gaeta olive
fettucini, oxtail, celery, coffee
beef tenderloin, pommes anna, tokyo turnips, bordelaise
poached peaches, lemon grass, pound cake
Blackfish is located at 119 Fayette Street in Conshohocken, PA, 19428. The restaurant is open for dinner Tuesday to Thursday from 5:30 to 10 pm; Friday from 5:30 to 11 pm; Saturday from 5 to 11 pm; and Sunday from 5 to 9 pm. Lunch is served Tuesday to Friday from 11:30 am to 2 pm. Outdoor seating is available in season. For more information, visit their website. For reservations, call 610.397.0888.
Georges Perrier of Le Bec Fin has invited Chip Roman to cook at Le Bec Fin on Monday, June 13. Chip spent five years on the line at Le Bec as Perrier’s protégé before opening his own restaurant. Today Chip owns two restaurants and a catering company. In addition to his acclaimed restaurant Blackfish in Conshohocken, he opened Mica in Chestnut Hill in March. He also runs Charles Roman Catering.
Guests at the collaborative dinner can enjoy a seven course meal for $95. Early seatings are at 5:30 p.m., 5:45, and 6 p.m. Later seatings are at 8:30, 8:45 and 9 p.m. For reservations, call Le Bec Fin at 215.567.1000.
Here’s the menu:
Yellowtail Kingfish “Sashimi Style”, Breakfast Radish, Yuzu Kosho, Moro Orange
Applewood Smoked Scottish Salmon, Crispy Potato, Fried egg, Mizuna
Liquid-Center Foie Gras Terrine, Sour Cherry, Iranian Pistachios, Brioche
Black Sea Bass with Crispy Skin a l’ Orientale
Roasted Breast of Squab, Stinging Nettles, White Asparagus and Morels, Pine Sprout
Fourme d’Ambert, Beet Membrillo, Cocoa Nib, Marcona Almond
Blackfish Beignet, Raspberry and English Cream
Twenty Manning Grill (261 S. 20th St.) is teaming up with Dock Street Tuesday, May 24, for a four-course bacon and beer dinner.
The meal, which runs $40 a head (seatings at 5, 7 and 9 p.m.), features porky goodness in multiple forms paired up with Dock Street beers. For reservations, call 215-731-0900.
Chicharrone Trio: Chipotle red sauce, avocado crema, hot English apple butter
Royal Bohemian Pilsner
Citrus & Cinnamon-Braised Pork Belly
Watermelon, Kasseri cheese and Burgundy vinaigrette
Dock Street Summer Session
Crispy Pork Croutons
Potato rosti, endive salad with hot bacon cider dressing and a poached egg
Dock Street Rye IPA
Brandied Cherry Ice Cream Sandwich
Soft chocolate cookie, homemade brandied cherry ice cream and maple bacon sprinkles
Chip Roman and Jason Cichonski of Mica Restaurant cook with Karen Rogers on FYI Philly!
For over 20 years, Previn has dedicated itself to serving the hospitality industry and the chefs whose creativity raises dining to an artform. Providing the newest and finest products to talented clients is their goal. Doing so at fair prices is their mission.
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But being green is all Chef Patrick Feury knows. Feury’s restaurant, Nectar, adopts a holistic approach to everything from the ground up. Or maybe it should be from the sun down.
Feury and his partner, Henry Chu are in the process of installing a solar panel system at the restaurant. It will be up and running this summer and it is said to be the largest in the county. The system will generate enough power to fully run the eatery, and maybe even a little more for the community. According to Feury, “The project will have paid for itself in about four years.”
And solar energy isn’t the only thing the two are doing to save the earth. They are careful about where they source their food, supporting local growers, and reducing their carbon footprint. “This isn’t anything new. Sustainability is in the heart of any chef that appreciates preserving the land and sea,” Feury said. “It’s about being cognizant of your locality and doing right by your community and the growers that supply you.” In addition to solar energy, the partners are also in the process of building a patio garden that features vegetables and herbs that will appear on Feury’s menu. In order to nurture the earth Feury will begin composting, using food waste from the restaurant.
While it may not really be easy to be green, taking small steps now will help protect the Earth and save us all from feeling the blues.
Nectar is located at 1091 Lancaster Avenue in Berwyn, PA 19132. To learn more about Nectar, visit their website, or call 610.725.9000 to make a reservation.