Saturday, February 13, 2016

No wine(ing) for Bieber and Gomez at Vetri

The underage power couple does the tasting menu.

No wine(ing) for Bieber and Gomez at Vetri

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Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez at the Shops at Liberty Place. (Photo: <a href="http://www.phillychitchat.com">HughE Dillon / PhillyChitChat.com</a>)
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez at the Shops at Liberty Place. (Photo: HughE Dillon / PhillyChitChat.com)

Entertainers Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez played tourist here Thursday and Friday as she visited the Kmart store at the Gallery to plug her Dream Out Loud clothing line and to perform at the Mann Center.

Since this blog is all about food... Their downtown dining choices ran the gamut: smoothies at the Shops at Liberty Place and (as first noted by HughE Dillon on PhillyChitChat.com) a cozy dinner for two Thursday at Vetri, the city's highest-rated Italian restaurant, where your only option is the $135-a-person prix-fixe.

My insider tells me they paid special attention to the lobster panzanella, the dry-aged ribeye with grilled peaches and black cabbage, the signature spinach gnocchi with brown butter, and the almond tortellini with white truffle, and capped off dinner with chocolate polenta souffle. Could not be nicer or more polite, either.

They also got away (relatively) cheap. He's 17 and she's 19, see, and they skipped the wine list in favor of water.

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isney star Selena could meet eager fans at mega-store Kmart on Philadelphia's Market Street to promote her Dream Out Loud apparel collection.
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