New, Exciting, Philly Area?
Need some inspiration please. I've been suffering (trust me!) with whooping cough for so many weeks that the very thought of food grosses me out. But, I am finally getting better, and could use some suggestions for a shared birthday dinner in March with a good friend.
Our only restriction is that the restaurant chosen has to be NEW to both of us--no matter how much we might like a place, we always try someplace neither of has ever eaten at before.
We like seafood, ethnic other than Mexican or INdian; have eaten at many of the great Philly standbys, and would like some suggestions of a place a tad under the radar. Have car; we both live near Center City, but would be free to travel further afield for a great meal.
Looking forward to your ideas! Thanks in advance.
We ate at Chifa on Tuesday night (opening night - though by the service, food, ambiance...you'd never know it was the first night) It was excellent - Chef Garces has another huge hit on his hands.
The idea for the food comes from Peruvian-Cantonese (a lot of Chinese influence in Peru). Every dish we had was fantastic, although my personal standouts were the Lobster Noodles, the lamb empanada, the aji mushrooms served in a puff pastry of sorts, and the Kobe ceviche.
Here's a link to the menu:
They also do a $65 chef's tasting - everyone at the table must participate - but seems like a fantastic deal since in general the Chef will pick something from each area on the menu.