Sunday, August 2, 2015

Kitchen shake-up at Dettera

Tom Groff is out at the Ambler destination, and Blackfish veteran Jeffrey Power is in.

Kitchen shake-up at Dettera

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Dramatic Dettera in Ambler has two levels: A bar below and a dining room above. American cuisine is on the menu.
Dramatic Dettera in Ambler has two levels: A bar below and a dining room above. American cuisine is on the menu. RICHARD BELL

Change is coming to Dettera, arguably Ambler's hottest-looking restaurant.

Executive chef Thomas Groff, on board from the get-go and its opening a year ago, has left.

His successor is Jeffrey Power, 32, a Culinary Institute of America grad who earned his stripes as sous chef at Blackfish in Conshohocken and most recently served a term at A La Maison in Ardmore after a spell at the Dolce Valley Forge Hotel and a brief return to Blackfish. (Got all that?)

Power is charged with addressing one of the restaurant's sticking points: The price points. (See Craig LaBan's review from last month.)

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Power's new menu, (somewhat) lower-priced and including more local ingredients (including items from Dettera's own garden), has taken effect.

Here is the menu.

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