Amis‘ monthly industry night has become a big deal among kitchen workers, who meet and mingle on the first Monday night of the month in a casual setting (412 S. 13th St.). The events start at 10 p.m. and are open only to those in the trade (you have to show a pay stub). Feb. 7's will partner Amis owner Marc Vetri with Georges Perrier, who are collaborating on what Perrier calls a Lyonnais-style picnic: Tripe a la Mode de Cannes, with Grilled Country Bread; Lapin Farci with Madeira Jus; Canard en Brochettes; Tete de Veau et Ris de Veau en Terrine; Saucisson de Mer avec Bouillabaisse; and miniature pastries. Grub is free, drinks are discounted.
Di Bruno's, opening in the Ardmore Farmers Market in Suburban Square, will be part of First Friday Main Line's Foodapalooza on Feb. 4 at Haverford Estates. This is just a taste. Emilio Mignucci says the stand itself will be open by Easter.