Chef Eli Kulp of Fork and High Street on Market will showcase the bounty of local foods and food traditions in his new tasting menu at Fork. (Photo by Jim Graham)
Eating locally is not always just about the ingredients — though of course, that’s the foundation. Locavore dining can also mean honoring the customs and traditions of the place in question.
Chef Eli Kulp’s new Our Terroir tasting menu at Old City’s Fork is doing exactly that.
The eight-course menu features dishes that “tell a story” about their regional origins, highlighting Pennsylvania’s gastronomic history.
As with any local-harvest focused menu, dishes will change seasonally.
For now, highlights include a shaved apple salad with wild hickory nuts and ginger shrub; a Pine Barrens-inspired venison carpaccio with charred local cabbage and pine-tip tea; a galette of Kennett Square mushrooms and cashew cheese; Amish-style brown butter noodles with smoked pork jowl; and Bucks County rabbit with saffron.
The pièce de sweet resistance, though, might just be the shoo-fly pie with rye streusel and buttermilk ice cream.
The tasting menu, which costs $95 per person, is available only for the whole table and served family style. Fork is also offering a beverage pairing for an additional $50 per person.
Make a reservation now for fresh take on the flavor of the region.
Our Terroir Tasting Menu at Fork
When: Tuesdays through Saturdays and by special request on Sundays and Mondays
Where: Fork, 306 Market Street
More info: www.forkrestaurant.com