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food-ie event #2: Patou

312 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Patou’s cuisine stays true to its coastal French roots while incorporating bright and adventuresome flavors of neighboring Mediterranean and North African regions."

Patrice Rames (owner/chef) is a charismatic, generous and talented host and his warm welcome was followed with an incredible meal and wine tasting event. He and a representative from his wine supplier introduced the meal and the wines that would accompany each course. The food was superb, the service was flawless and Patrice's own sincere enjoyment of the event made the night all the more fun. As a result of his obvious enthusiasm towards our group, Patrice offered us each a generous toast with champagne from his own private stock. This event was simply a great elegant dining experience.

The menu:


Amuse Bouche
Prosciutto crêpes with pear and arugula

First Course
Salmon roulade with fresh dill, cucumber, artichoke and lemon crème fraîche caviar
(paired with Louis Latour Macon Lugny Genievre 2002)

Second Course
Lobster feuilleté with asparagus, morel and wild mushrooms in a chive cream sauce
(paired with Louis Latour Domaine de Valmoissin Pinot Noir)

Third Course
Frenched rosemary Cornish game hen stuffed with polenta, goat cheese and currant accompanied by ratatouille and a mission fig sauce
(paired with Louis Latour Beaujolais Village Chameroy 2003)

Fourth Course
Chocolate fondant with crème anglaise and almond ice cream
(paired with Louis Latour Ardeche Chardonnay)

$45 per person plus tax and gratuity

a representative from Louis Latour will speak about each of the wines
and will be available to answer any questions
*2 of us will not be getting the wine and will order from the menu for a set priced meal of $30 (what a great deal!) ...is that enough designated drivers!?

group photo with Patrice