Thursday, February 11, 2016

Christopher Lee confirms his return to Philly

The Beard winner and former Striped Bass chef is buying into an East Passyunk resto.

Christopher Lee confirms his return to Philly


Christopher Lee - who won four bells awhile back at the Starr-owned Striped Bass - is returning to Philly.

Of course he's going to East Passyunk, the hottest strip in town.

Lee and team will join Joe Massara at Salt & Pepper at 1623 E. Passyunk Ave., which is currently operating. Right now, Lee told me, they're in design phase and it's unclear when the restaurant will close and then reopen. He said the concept is still being fleshed out but would be a neighborhood place with "great food, tasty drinks, and friendly service."

Lee, the 2005 James Beard Foundation’s “Rising Star Chef of the Year," also has Michelin Stars for Gilt and Aureole in NYC on his resume. More recently, he opened Huntington Social in Huntington, L.I.

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