Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Philadelphia Story, Part Six

Bibou photo credit: Matt O'Hara

This spring, the City of Light lights up the City of Brotherly Love (Paris and Philadelphia respectively) with the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) celebration from April 7 – May 1. Amidst all of the festivities featuring the flavors, fashions and culture of Paris, the Culinary Component sends the proceedings soaring by presenting the inaugural Culinary Visionary Award to Chef Georges Perrier on the Opening Night Gala. Lyon native Chef Perrier (a.k.a. Philly’s premier 5 Star Chef for 26 years) is being honored for his culinary contributions not only to Philadelphia but also for his work as a regional member of the Maîtres Cusiniers de France (Master Chefs of France).

Apres Perrier, le deluge! From April 13 – May 1, eleven Master Chefs from Lyon and Paris will storm Philadelphia to collaborate with feted local chefs in a number of the fair city’s estimable restaurants, such as Le Bec Fin, Bibou, Bistrot La Minette, Caribou Café, Fork, Lacroix, Parc, R2L, Rouge, Table 31 and Amuse at Le Méridien Philadelphia. Our Gallic guests will work in tandem with the Philly folks to create an exclusive menu designed to delight patrons at the various eateries all throughout April. Specially prepared pairing menus for PIFA will be served from Wednesday through Friday, April 13 – 15. Feast your eyes on all of these pros poised to touch toques!

Michael Abt Parc with Frédéric Berthod 33 Cité
Terence Feury Fork with Simon Lacassin Préfecture du Rhône
Daniel Stern R2L with Babette De Rozieres La Table de Babette
Pierre Calmels Bibou with Olivier Paget Le Fleurie
Jon Cichon Lacroix with Frédéric Côte Restaurant au Colombier
Chris Scarduzio Table 31 with Arnaud Languille Clostan Traiteur
Olivier Desaintmartin Caribou Café with Jean-Paul Borgeot La Tassée
Dan Black Amuse (Le Méridien Phila) with Eric Brujan L’Orénac Le Méridien Etoile
Peter Woolsey Bistrot La Minette with Joseph Viola Daniel et Denise
Georges Perrier Le Bec Fin with Mathieu Viannay La Mère Brazier
Michael Yeamans Rouge with Nasserdine Mendi Chocolate Weiss

Stay tuned as ventures forth in its coverage of PIFA through May 1.

This post is supported by Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA). Please like their facebook page and follow them on twitter!

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