Jose Garces worked in top-rated professional kitchens from Spain to New York City before moving to Philadelphia in 2001 where he calls home today. Garces worked in top-rated professional kitchens from Spain to New York City before moving to Philadelphia in 2001 where he calls home today.
Sandwiches and Smoothies at Fuel. Due in part to its eponymous cheesesteak, Philadelphia hasn’t always been known for healthy foods or organic ingredients. But chef Rocco Cima knows the demand is there, and his menu of 100% organic ingredients meets it. Every item, except for the sandwich bread, contains 500 calories or less.
Thanksgiving at Square 1682
For the folks who balk at the idea of spending hours in the kitchen or can’t make it home for their tryptophan fix, the stellar staff at Square 1682 and Chef Caitlin Mateo have crafted the perfect Thanksgiving three course prixe-fixe menu for $55 a person. This Mateo’s second year cooking Thanksgiving dinner at Square 1682 and will be a definitely sell out event. Early reservations are encouraged. (215) 563-5008; www.square1682.com
Parsnip soup- roasted cauliflower, beet, hazelnut, mezza greens
Warm spinach salad- smoked bacon, heirloom carrots, toasted quinoa, amish blue cheese, white balsamic vinaigrette
Heritage herb roasted turkey- root vegetable farrotto, blistered haricot vert, traditional gravy
Roasted Acorn Squash- braised du puy lentils, beech mushrooms, pearl onion, roasted garlic buerre blanc
For the table:
Whipped potatoes- truffled black pepper butter
Brussels sprouts- pickled cranberries, curry butter, fried shallots
Carrot Cake – pomegranate, basil coulis, vanilla bean gelato
Pear Crostata – port wine syrup, almond brittle, honey gelato
WHITE: LaTerre Chardonnay, Covey Run Riesling
RED: LaTerre Cabernet, Columbia Merlot
WHITE: MacMurray Pinot Gris, J.Lohr Chardonnay, Tangent Sauvignon Blanc
RED: 14 Hands Merlot, Gascon Malbec, Edna Valley Pinot Noir
WHITE: Honig Sauvignon Blanc, Wente Chardonnay, Sokol Blosser Evolution
RED: Gilgal Cabernet Sauvignon, DeLoach Zinfandel, Rickshaw Pinot Noir
ABOUT SQUARE 1682
Square 1682 is located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia, just steps from Rittenhouse Square. The corner restaurant and popular bar was voted USA Today’s Best Hotel Bar by 10best.com and USA Today Travel. Executive Chef and GM Caitlin Mateo wields a deft touch in crafting dishes that manage to intrigue and comfort all the time. Square 1682 is also a LEED-certified restaurant with a strong commitment to ecologically responsible culinary practices and dedication to independent farmers, local purveyors, boutique ranches and sustainable fisheries. Square 1682 is adjacent to Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Philadelphia and is a Kimpton restaurant. 121 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103; (215) 563-5008; http://www.