The National Governors Association is in town, and Pennsylvania's Ed Rendell got Old City's City Tavern to do something different for tonight's dinner, whose guest list may include President-elect Barack Obama.
Paul Bauer, director of events and marketing for City Tavern at Second and Walnut Streets, said this afternoon that Obama's appearance had not been confirmed. Chef-owner Walter Staib said that he is expecting "between 30 to 150 people" -- everything as of 5 p.m. was in flux as "every security detail in the world has been through here."
Bauer said Rendell requested not a fixed menu -- the standard at such banquets -- but asked that attendees be allowed to choose off Staib's circa-1773 restaurant's a la carte menu. Staib says Rendell wanted the guvs to get an "upscale, 18th-century experience."
Medallions of venison? Turkey pot pie? We recommend the wiener schnitzel.