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November 25, 2013

Now Open: Chef Pierre Calmels Brings His Refined French Fare To Rittenhouse Square With Le Chéri In The Philadelphia Art Alliance

Thanks to the recently reopened dining room within the Philadelphia Art Alliance, there’s a new culinary treasure to discover in Rittenhouse Square. Le Chéri, a French term of endearment which translates to “darling,” is now open in the gorgeous restaurant space within one of this city’s very oldest multidisciplinary exhibition spaces. Chef Pierre Calmels and […]

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December 18, 2012

Viva Sunday: Top Picks For Sunday Suppers At Philadelphia Restaurants

Sunday suppers are a cherished tradition among many families, and even among restaurant staffers, who often gather for a family-style feast at the end of the weekend. Happily, the Sunday supper legacy is being carried on by restaurants in Philadelphia. Some serve traditional, family-style meals and others boast special offerings like prix-fixe menus and exclusive […]

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March 5, 2012

Three Philadelphia Chefs Nominated To Win Food & Wine’s The People’s Best New Chef Award; Public Voting Now Open

For the second year in a row, Food & Wine has allowed the public to weigh in on its search for the People’s Best New Chef. And for the second year in a row, Philadelphia is representing. This year, three of our local chefs are nominated for People’s Best New Chef: Mid-Atlantic: • Pierre Calmels […]

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February 22, 2012

James Beard Award Semifinalists Announced: Philadelphia Nabs An Impressive 16 Total Nominations

The 2012 James Beard Award Semifinalists have officially been announced, and Philadelphia is representing in a big way. Tashan, The Farm and Fisherman and Zeppoli are all in the running for Best New Restaurant. We have four nominees for Best Chef Midatlantic: Pierre Calmels of Bibou; David Gilberg of Koo Zee Doo; Konstantinos Pitsillides of […]

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June 6, 2011

The “Zahav Boat” July 4th Party Returns: All-You-Can-Eat-And-Drink With Star Chefs Jen Carroll, Peter Woolsey, Pierre Calmels And Others

In a fun sequel to last summer’s popular Down the Shore Party, “Captain” Michael Solomonov will host Down the Shore 2: The Zahav Boat at Zahav on Thursday, June 30 to kick off July 4th weekend. The party will be $60 per person, plus tax, which includes all-you-can-eat-and-drink, plus entertainment including a 70’s DJ, a […]

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February 24, 2011

PIFA Adds More French Flavor: 11 Star Philadelphia Chefs To Host 11 Top French Chefs For A Series Of Special Parisian Dinners In April

What would any Parisian event be without food? The upcoming Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA), April 7-May 1, will pair up 11 elite local chefs with 11 chefs from Paris and Lyons to create special menus inspired by the festival to be offered at each restaurant from April 13-15. The very impressive pairings […]

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February 21, 2011

1st Look TV Goes On A Pork-Centric Tour Of Three Of Philadelphia’s Hottest Restaurants: Barbuzzo, Bibou and Osteria

  First up, the popular pig popcorn appetizer at Barbuzzo with Chef Marcie Turney. Then it’s the decadent Pied de Porc — braised pig feet stuffed with foie gras — at Bibou with Chef Pierre Calmels. And finally it’s an impressive whole wood-fire roasted pig’s head at Osteria with Chef Jeff Michaud. Bold. And delicious. […]

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