History of the Cabaret Spectacular at Philly's La Peg / FringeArts

History of the Cabaret Spectacular at Philly's La Peg / FringeArts (Photo: LA Peg Websote)

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PhillyBite10Philadelphia, Pa - On Thursday, January 19 at 7 p.m., La Peg at FringeArts will host acclaimed cabaret performer John Jarboe and his History of the Cabaret Spectacular. The performance will combine Jarboe’s live world-premiere cabaret with Chef Peter Woolsey’s popular cuisine, including dishes and drinks representing some of the world’s great cabaret cities.

For $75 per person, including tax and tip, guests will enjoy the live cabaret performance, a multi-course meal and wine pairings, with additional cocktails available a la carte. Seating is limited to 40 guests, and tickets are available online by calling (215) 413-1318.

As artistic director of Philadelphia’s The Bearded Ladies Cabaret, Jarboe also regularly hosts La Peg’s popular “Get Pegged” Cabaret Series, and recently spent several months in Europe researching the artistic history of cabaret as an art form. His performance is the precursor to his forthcoming 2018 Fringe Festival cabaret, which will integrate aspects of the History of Cabaret Spectacular that will he will debut on 1/19.

The meal to accompany Jarboe’s bold performance takes its inspiration from Chef Woolsey’s time in Paris, and draws on his reputation as one of Philadelphia’s finest French chefs, established at his other restaurant, Queen Village’s acclaimed Bistrot La Minette. The meal will include:

  • Tartare de Boeuf, representing Paris, with cassis mustard, cornichons and toast points
  • Knödel, representing Berlin, potato dumplings with sauce nantua and crayfish
  • Pepet Vaudois, Saucisse au Choux, representing Zurich, cabbage sausage with leeks and potatoes

Cocktails and desserts will represent two more famed cabaret cities: New York and Philadelphia.

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