Tuesday, April 12, 2011

PIFA's Philly Restaurants Host French Chefs

Starting tomorrow, April 13th, all eleven restaurants that are partnering with PIFA will be serving up their masterpiece menus.  The menus are a collaboration of local chefs and visiting chefs for France.  Make reservations for one of the restaurants before PIFA ends on May 1st.

Chef Cichon and Chef Hubert
One of the eleven Philly restaurants that is hosting a chef from Lyon, France is Lacroix.  Their Executive Chef Jon Cichon has the pleasure of working alongside Chef Eric Hubert.  He is a member of Les Toques Blanches Lyonnaises, a selective International association of executive chefs, led by Christophe Marguin.   Chef Cichon is a local Philadelphia Chef and you may even recognize him for an on-air cooking demonstration on NBC's the 10! show.

Foie Gras Torchon, a dish made by Chef Cichon
Photo Credit: Christopher Gabello
Lacroix is located in The Rittenhouse Hotel right on the famous Rittenhouse Square.  The Restaurant has received many accolades including Open Table's 2011 Diner's Choice Award. Spring is the best times of year to walk around Rittenhouse Square for locals and travelers alike.  The many benches and grassy areas inside the square allow you to sit, relax, and escape the hustle bustle of the city.  While you are there you should defiantly check out Lacroix during PIFA.  I got a peak at the menu already and it looks great! 

Lacroix's special PIFA 7 course menu for $85 includes:
  1. Salmon- fava bean, French breakfast radish, black truffle
  2. Sweet Pea Cappuccino- bacon, morel mushroom
  3. Yukatat Bay Halibut- lobster, ramp, runner beans
  4. Foie Gras- sunchoke, asparagus, black sesame
  5. Berkshire Pork Tenderloin- baby turnips, passion fruit-Carmel
  6. St. Marcelin- pistachio, rhubarb
  7. Raspberry Tart - praline lemon verbena

Stay tuned for more PIFA sneak peak events and an inside scoop from Philly. PIFA IS HERE! Philadelphia April 7th – May 1st.  This post was written with the support of PIFA.

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