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Mar 16, 2014 03:15 PM

Talula's Secret Supper Club

I went last night and was surprised to find no mention of it on this board. It's a five-course set menu for $55; the menu changes monthly. There's also a wine pairing available for $35. I really enjoyed the space and the vibe. The food overall was very good, with a few lapses. For example, some of my cavatelli was extremely undercooked, but the sauce was excellent. And the main dish for March is cod, which is hard for me to get excited about. We'll definitely give it another try when the menu changes.

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  1. That.and the price....and that it is nearby...........might tempt me to try Talula's again.

    I'm of the minority that finds the place more hype than "meat', but others do like it

    On Saturday, due to an abundance of gift cards, we opted for the Blue pear next to the Dilworthtown Inn for dinner. I had the special of swordfish with a nice sauce, although meagre portion, accompanied by dark lentils and mushrooms. The presentation was lovely, but I once again confirmed that lentils are not my favorite.

    Starter/small plates of Tuna tartare was hit and more than enough to share(although not mentioned as a share), while the Chicken nuggets that are listed as "share" came in at 5 nicely presented with a lovely sweet mustard sauce. My adult daughter had the Short Ribs and allowed me a taste which we both considered divine.

    Perhaps a better choice than Talulas..and running about the same price range

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    1. re: FriedClamFanatic

      Just wanted to make sure you knew that this post is about Talula's Daily in Philly, not Talula's Table in Kennett.

      Blue Pear -- for whatever reason it's usually off my radar when I'm mulling over dinner spots. Thanks for the reminder.

      1. re: CindyJ

        Thanks for geography! The table in Kennett has something similar on its menu and that is what confused me

        1. re: CindyJ

          My post was about Talula's Daily but when I saw your post from almost six months ago, I wanted to mention that we were at the Blue Pear last Friday. We went with another couple and the bill there was considerably less than at Talula's Daily. Since it was a holiday weekend, they were again featuring lobster and I had the Lobster Cobb Salad and French Onion Soup. I also had a glass of Prosecco. Hubby had two glasses of wine and split Mussels and the Pork Sandwich with our friend. Our share of the bill was considerably less than at Talula's. Admittedly, it was a smaller meal but reasonably priced at less than $90 including tax and tip. This was about our third time there and we will be back.

      2. we've always had great meals, and try to go once each month.

        1. We went with another couple last night and has a very good time. We did the Wine Pairing as well. There is a different menu each month and August included: Minature Lobster Rolls
          Cream of Corn Soup
          Goat cheese over toast
          Hot Peach Cobbler and Toasted
          Almond ice cream.
          The total for the meal is $55. The wine pairing is another $35 and coffee is extra. With the 8% sales tax and excluding the gratuity you are looking at more than $200 per couple. But it was a very nice evening and the wine pours were a good size. So much so that I definitely had too much to drink, but I wasn't driving.
          I would still like to get to Talula's Table someday and so would the other couple. But we agreed that finding another 3 or 4 couples that are foodies and interested in making plans a year in advance is tricky.

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          1. re: FayeD

            Go to her website and get on her mailing list. Once in a while (or more often) she'll have a cancellation - usually for 2-4 people that you can snap up. Be prepared to go on a few days notice.

            1. re: danbee1

              Thanks. I was on her mailing list for awhile but I guess I am not anymore.

              1. re: FayeD

                Act quickly!!! Farm Table is available for 9/21 and 9/23. Call 6104448255.

          2. Rule #1 about Talula's secret supper club is never talk about Secret Supper Club...

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