Thursday, April 24, 2014
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The Latham opens Urban Enoteca

The hotel's renovation is complete, and now a dark downtown corner is brighter.

The Latham opens Urban Enoteca

As the Latham Hotel reopens at 17th and Walnut Streets, it was the setting for the Colin Farrell-Terrence Howard mob thriller Dead Man Down.

The hotel’s restaurant, an Italian wine bar Urban Enoteca, just opened.

Chef Dan Orvis’ dinner menu is mainly small plates (top-priced entrée is a pappardelle with braised short rib ragu for $25).

Orvis started with Latham parent company Ocean Properties in Key West at the Westin Key West as a lead line cook, and worked his way up into sous chef position in Bar Harbor, Maine, at the Harborside Hotel & Marina. Most recently, he was a "task force" culinary team member, assisting with the opening of the Delray Beach restaurant 50 Ocean.

There's a cruvinet system, allowing 24 wines on tap, plus 50 bottles on the list. Four local craft beers are on tap, plus 14 by the bottle. There also is the requisite cocktail menu, with fresh herbs and juices.

See breakfast menu and the rest-of-the-day menu (.PDF)

Michael Klein Philly.com
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