Gran Caffe L’Aquila Features the Jewish Cuisine of the 2000 Year Old Roman Ghetto
Cooking Classes / Rittenhouse Square

Gran Caffe L’Aquila Features the Jewish Cuisine of the 2000 Year Old Roman Ghetto

The Roman Jewish community is the oldest in all of Europe dating back over 2000 years. The official Jewish “Ghetto” of Rome was established in 1555 next to Campo di Fiori by the Tiber river in Rome. The word Ghetto comes from the Italian word Borghetto which means small village & was used to identify … Continue reading

Scarpetta Launches Expanded Happy Hour, $55 Tasting Menu; Open Thanksgiving
Happy Hour / Menus / Prix Fixe / Rittenhouse Square

Scarpetta Launches Expanded Happy Hour, $55 Tasting Menu; Open Thanksgiving

Scarpetta Philadelphia recently celebrated their 1 year anniversary in Rittenhouse Square. That was a quick year! Until the end of the year, they are featuring some seasonal changes, an extended happy hour program, and holiday offerings as well. They will be open on Thanksgiving. They will be offering a $55pp prix-fixe menu Sunday-Thursday. You’ll also be able to … Continue reading

Gran Caffe L’Aquila’s “Arrosticini” Takes on Philly Cheesesteak
Cheesesteaks / Italian / Rittenhouse Square

Gran Caffe L’Aquila’s “Arrosticini” Takes on Philly Cheesesteak

This is the first time I’m hearing about the Arrosticini and I’m being told that it is Italy’s answer to a Cheesesteak from the Abruzzo region just east of Rome. It can be found at Rittenhouse Square’s Gran Caffe L’Aquila (1716 Chestnut Street). The Arrosticini is a complex flavored lamb skewer that starts with the meat divided into … Continue reading

Sofitel Philadelphia’s Annual Wine Days Return
Rittenhouse Square / Wine

Sofitel Philadelphia’s Annual Wine Days Return

Sofitel Philadelphia celebrates the French tradition of “vendanges” or “late harvest” each fall. As part of the international Sofitel Wine Days, Sofitel Philadelphia will host Wine Pairing Dinners and Wine Flights in urban chic Liberté Lounge, and a Champagne Brunch in Chez Colette. Wine Paring Dinners — For $75 per person, diners will indulge in a … Continue reading

Horn & Hardart Giving Away Free Coffee This Friday
Coffee / Free / Rittenhouse Square

Horn & Hardart Giving Away Free Coffee This Friday

Horn & Hardart, the legendary company that revolutionized the coffee business in the U.S., is celebrating National Coffee Day this Friday by offering two irresistible giveaways that will have java lovers all perked up about the return of the iconic Philadelphia brand. The company will be giving away free cups of its delicious signature Liberty … Continue reading

Square 1682 Falls into Autumn with New Lunch Program from Chef Bobby Surdam
Chefs / Lunch / Menus / Rittenhouse Square

Square 1682 Falls into Autumn with New Lunch Program from Chef Bobby Surdam

Square 1682’s Executive Chef Bobby Surdam and his team head into autumn with an all-new lunch menu offering both a full sit-down experience for leisurely lunches, a bevy of healthful entrée salads, and an express Daily Plate for hungry guests on the run. Those looking for a midday health infusion can start with one of three raw juices. The selection … Continue reading

Gran Caffe L’Aquila Features Fall Ice Cream Sandwich
Ice Cream / Rittenhouse Square / Sweets

Gran Caffe L’Aquila Features Fall Ice Cream Sandwich

As the sweltering Philadelphia summer gives way to a seasonally civilized September, October, and November, Gran Caffe L’Aquila offers the ideal sweet treat for the Fall — Brioche Con Gelato! This Italian version of an ice cream sandwich features the sweet and creamy Gran Caffe L’Aquila specialty Gelatos by World Champion Gelato Maker Stefano Biasini, served on … Continue reading