The Chefs of Passyunk Avenue Take Over Bok Bar

The Chefs of Passyunk Ave Take Over The Bok Bar (Photos: Bill Zimmerman)

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Philadelphia, PA East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District,  held their annual "Up On the Roof" event on a beautiful night in Philadelphia. - East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District,  held their annual Up on a Roof  "The Chefs of Passyunk Ave" event on a beautiful night in Philadelphia. Overlooking a twinkling skyline, the Bok rooftop bar was host to a carnival of tastes and aromas.


Up On The Roof 5The Chefs of Passyunk AveBok Bar Rooftop Bar - Up in the clouds, this wonderful evening in the sky was filled with creations from some of the most highly touted chefs in the area. We started sampling and found some excellent appetizers and were happy to be surrounded by such talent.

I started with an “Eggplant meatball” by Brigantessa / Le Virtu. They had a tender feel and an almost sweet taste accompanied by a sauce that I’m sure is a trade secret. Walking a bit further down the rooftop, tucked in the corner was P'unk Burger with its Chimichurri beef sliders with smoked Gouda cheese. It was the perfect burger and in slider form, you can try 4 just to make sure the first one was as Gouda as the last. Also See..Philadelphia Top Must Attend Foodie Events

Up On The Roof 7P'unk Burger with a Chimichurri beef slider
A part from my previous bad pun, I walked a bit further to Tre Scalini with a white bean and greens over shrimp. I believe this Mediterranean style dish was spot on in its simplicity and flavor. The citrus notes pointed perfectly with the shrimp. Hats off to them.

Up On The Roof 4Up On The Roof Event at Bok Bar

Townsend brought the noise with its whole roasted stuff pig. They knew what city they were in and delivered. It was an intense amount of “Yum”. Kudos. Tender and seasoned just right this dish was on point.Up On The Roof ViewUp On The Roof View

Cantina los Caballitos kicked in with its spicy, sharp Empanadas.PhillyBite Magazine founder told me they were his favorite, but not to tell his mother.

Up On The Roof 8Capogiro Gelateria's con brioche in dark chocolate

A new take on an Ice cream sandwich, Capogiro Gelateria's con brioche in dark chocolate was rich and smooth. Defiantly a “different then the norm” kind of treat.

Up On The Roof 6Barcelona presenting an out of this world Octopus

Last one and a good one was Barcelona presenting an out of this world Octopus. Pulpo (octopus) is a very tricky dish to perfect so I bow to the Magicians at Barcelona for giving me the first one out of 17 that I truly enjoyed.

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