Philadelphia, PA - Colder weather is coming, and Harper’s Garden is warming things up with an enticing new culinary program, enhanced ambiance, and an expertly curated seasonal cocktail and mocktail menu. Chef Chaz Brown brings over 20 years of extensive culinary experience to the position of Head Chef, leading an already stellar team.
A much-anticipated new seasonal cocktail and mocktail menu launches insert whatever date you need to for the press to make sense to round out the refreshed food and beverage program. Enjoy both in Harper’s Garden’s now covered, stunning outdoor trellis and famed Greenhouses.
Chef Chaz Brown, formerly of famed Le Bec Fin and Fatty Crab NYC, will be keeping the well-known Harper’s Garden’s embrace the season approach and rotating menu offerings adding an invigorating perspective. Chef Brown admits that the farm-to-table concept is new but exhilarating.
“I feel like an old dog learning a new trick. This is a real first for me: focusing on farm to table and using so many local farms to order produce, cheese, meats, and more. I get super excited when our farmers send us their new product lists, and that excitement is such a great feeling as a Chef.”
He looks forward to creating a synergistic kitchen with the Harper’s team including Dan Netter and Ja-mis Wembley Cole. “We have a super collaborative kitchen. We talk about food as much as we can, and this passion, inspiration, working with foreign and familiar ingredients – this is what my soul needs at this point in my career.”
The blend of creativity has produced mouthwatering additions to the menu including the brined pork chop with tatsoi, apple apricot chutney, and blueberry chicken jus, and the winter greens and beet salad with cranberry pepita yogurt, apple cardamom vinaigrette, and apple chips.
Beverage Director Matt Deutsch also found that his talented team held the key to another exhilarating cocktail and mocktail menu. Members of the impressive bar staff collectively worked to make a menu that includes a dash of their own personalities.
Guests can look forward to a variety of beverage options ranging from the refreshing Thyme for Tea, seasonal classic with a twist spiked Hot Cider and non-alcoholic offerings like the Blueberry Vanilla Palmer. Deutsch’s favorite cocktail of the stellar menu is the Great Dictator which was created in tribute to his friend and fellow mixologist, Mathias, who recently passed.
Due to its popularity and demand, the Greenhouses at Harper's Garden, which debuted last Autumn in response to the COVID-19 crisis, will make their return. The team is excited to be able to return this unique dining option to the neighborhood. Two sizes of greenhouses will be available to reserve, at no additional cost.
The smaller greenhouses seat a party of four to seven, whereas the larger greenhouses seat from six to nine guests. They are all individual mini-dining rooms with ventilation, heat, decor, plants and flowers, tables and chairs, and a working door. These individual dining rooms are in addition to Harper’s Garden enclosed, heated trellis.