It's Grace Kelly's time again, and the late Princess of Monaco is being seen in an exhibit at the Michener Museum in Doylestown and next spring, on the big screen. (Nicole Kidman plays the East Falls-raised contractor's daughter.)
Not one to allow a bid for publicity to pass it by, The Library Bar at The Rittenhouse has developed a bubbly cocktail created by its in-house mixologist, Pablo “Papi” Hurtado.
"Elegance & Grace” - inspired by the princess' favorite flower, the rose - combines rose water-infused vodka, rose petal nectar, Demi Sec champagne and candied rose petals.
Some graduates of Drexel University's Center for Hospitality & Sport Management are coming back to the ol' kitchen for a Friends of James Beard fund-raising dinner Thursday, Nov. 14 at the school's Academic Bistro (101 N. 33d St.).
Host chefs, on the Drexel faculty, are Michael Traud (an alum of Vetri and Zeppoli) and Jonathan Deutsch (a classically trained chef).
Greg Garbacz of Sbraga will prepare a Nicoise salad of olive deviled egg, roasted tomato, haricots verts purée, gem lettuce leaves, seared tuna
Scrapple is not the best food for people who insist on knowing exactly what is in what they’re eating, says Shelby Vittek, and certainly isn’t for those who are particularly health-conscious.
But Vittek loves the pork product, and she dropped in last weekend at ScrappleFest at Reading Terminal Market.
In an article for TableMatters, she writes she was "surprised to see such a large group of people willing to give up a chunk of their Saturday to delight in a food made up of literal scraps of pig not suited for anything else."
Chef/owner Alex Boonphaya of Circles Thai (812 N. Second St. in Northern Liberties) had planned a four-course beer dinner with brewers Tim Patton and Christina Burris of Kensington's Saint Benjamin Brewing Company.
And then the Philippines were blasted by Typhoon Haiyan.
Boonphaya is donating 100 percent of the proceeds of Thursday 11/14's $35-a-head feast (6 and 8 p.m.) to relief efforts.
Danya Henninger, Philly.com
Whether you love wine, beer, sherry or just enjoy culinary culture, we’ve got a great way for you to spend an evening this week (or multiple evenings, we won’t judge). From a tribute to a food world legend to a toast celebrating Belgian beer, here’s how to spark up your November calendar.
The nation's food industry pays tribute to veterans and active military personnel for Veterans Day by proffering free or discounted meals.
Be sure to call first, as participation may vary.
Among those we've found:
At midday Thursday, tickets were still available for Friday, Nov. 8's appearance of Giada De Laurentiis at 3 p.m. at the Williams-Sonoma store in King of Prussia mall.
Attendees must preorder her new book Giada's Feel Good Food: My Healthy Recipes and Secrets ($32.50) to secure a spot; call 610-265-5970.
De Laurentiis, the star of Food Network’s Everyday Italian and Giada at Home, a judge on Food Network Star, a contributing correspondent for NBC’s Today Show, and the author of six New York Times bestselling cookbooks.
Geno's Steaks in South Philly is running a cheesesteak giveaway this month by using Facebook and Instagram.
It starts Saturday, Nov. 9.
To enter, follow @GenosSteak on Twitter.