Chef Peter Woolsey's charming French bistro offers guests a taste of the Alsace region with a two-night tasting, January 15 and 16. (Photo courtesy Bistrot la Minette)
Years before Philly’s current nouvelle crop of French restaurants debuted, Bistrot La Minette’s kitchen was turning out serious cross-regional Franco fare.
Now, thanks to inspiration chef and owner Peter Woolsey gleaned from a recent vacation in the the Germany-bordering town of Strasbourg, France, the chef is set to host a Taste of Alsace, rendering his Riesling-rich experiences into a sumptuous dinner event for two nights this week.
The menu includes muenster, leek and mustard tart, choucroute with salmon, eel and mussels, boiled beef with bone marrow, spaetzle and Brussels sprouts and white wine cake with sautéed apples.
And count on hearing more from Woolsey soon. He’s the rumored chef behind the upcoming restaurant in the FringeArts building, to be opened in mid-to-late 2014.
The four-course dinner, which runs $35 per person or $50 with wine pairings, takes place this Wednesday, January 15, and Thursday, January 16.
Make a reservation for a dinner-length vacation in Queen Village.
Dinner in Alsace
When: Wednesday, January 15 and Thursday, January 16, 5-10 p.m.
Where: Bistrot La Minette, 623 S. 6th Street
Cost: $35 or $50
More info: www.bistrotlaminette.com