Vernick Food & Drink (Philadelphia, PA)

I finally made it to Philly! Pumped to check out Vernick Food & Drink for the first time. I had a wonderful experience last year at Chef Greg Vernick’s James Beard House dinner and have been wanting to try his restaurant ever since. The night started out great when a foodie friend who lives in Philly met me at the bar for a drink before my reservation. Loved the Pimm’s Cup cocktail prepared by Vincent Stipo, who is ranked as one of the best bartenders in the U.S.  I can certainly see why! For dinner, we were seated right by the kitchen, which was awesome. We ordered up a storm: fromage blanc & pickled ramps (cheesy deliciousness), grilled heart of romaine with aged cheddar & figs (such a warm & rich salad), arctic char with crispy skin & dill (one of my favorite dishes of the night), fried green tomatoes (love these), beef tartare (another favorite), egg fettuccine with spring onion, peas & morels (an amazing pasta), warm ricotta & rhubarb (heavenly), and fromage blanc & pickled cherries (a tasty treat from the Vernick kitchen). What an incredibly delicious meal! In addition to the amazing food, the service was fantastic. We also had the opportunity to meet Ryan Mulholland, the general manager, and found out that he’s a fellow Boston University alum. Small world! He told us that the Vernick team would be back at the Beard House sometime in October — I’m so excited to hear that! I will be there, for sure. A big thanks to the Vernick Food & Drink team for a fabulous dining experience!

Vernick Food & Drink: 2031 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

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Enjoyed a refreshing Pimm’s Cup cocktail at the bar

Fromage Blanc & Pickled Ramps 

Grilled Heart of Romaine, Aged Cheddar, and Figs

Arctic Char, Crispy Skin, and Dill

Fried Green Tomatoes

Beef Tartare & Fresh Horseradish

Egg Fettuccine, Spring Onion, Peas, and Morels

Warm Ricotta, Rhubarb, and Basil 

A little treat from the kitchen: Fromage Blanc & Pickled Cherries

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The dining room

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The bar

Vernick Food & Drink (Philadelphia, PA)