The July 4th fireworks have come and gone, but there are still plenty of exciting special events happening this month! Read on about these exclusive classes, tastings, and dinners with URBN and Vetri Restaurants. Kicking off with the Grand Opening Block Party for Bar Amis this Wednesday, July 12th from 5:00 – 9:00 pm. In celebration of the launch of the newest Navy Yard bar concept, Bar Amis is hosting an all-ages block party with live tunes, craft beers, food specials, games and kid-friendly fun! You can find more info here – http://bit.ly/2soRYI1
Next Tuesday, July 18th at 6:30pm, Bar Amis is also hosting a Rye Whiskey Dinner with Jeff Benjamin and Danya Henninger. Jeff Benjamin and local food writer and drinks guru, Danya Henninger, have worked with Dad’s Hat Rye Whiskey to produce bespoke ryes that will be debuted at an intimate 4-course dinner featuring a special menu paired with cocktails featuring the two new ryes. The ryes will go head to head with each course and diners will choose who made it best, Danya or Jeff. You can find more info here – http://bit.ly/2urDvHO. Reservations are required. Price: $85 plus tax and gratuity.
This Thursday, July 13th at 6:30pm you can also stop by Terrain Garden Café for an exclusive Bread Making with Chef Ryan Bloome. Join the mastermind behind some of the best bread served in flower pots! Chef Ryan will share his favorite recipes for hearty, homemade breads. And guests are encouraged to bring a bottle of your favorite wine to enjoy alongside hors d’oeuvres and light refreshments during the class. Price is $65 per person and Reservations are required – http://bit.ly/2srv8ut.
Next week, Osteria is also hosting The Island of Capri Limoncello Class on July 15th, at 6:30 pm. Transport yourself to the crystal clear waters of the Amalfi Coast with a culture and culinary tour of the Island of Capri hosted by Sommelier Frank Kinyon. Learn about the culture and traditions of this idyllic paradise while learning to make your own homemade limoncello. Beverages and Hors d’oeuvres will be served. Call 215-763-0920 to reserve your seats. Price: $65 plus tax and gratuity
Later this month on July 27th, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Osteria is also hosting “A Night in Venice” – A Celebration of Aperitivi and Cicchetti. Keeping with the social tradition largely enjoyed by the Venetians, this special reception-style night will feature aperitivi and cicchetti, or traditional Venetian snacks and small plates. Guest bartenders on hand will mix up specialty cocktails alongside our beverage experts. Tickets are $60 per person and can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-night-in-venice-a-celebration-of-aperitivi-and-cicchetti-tickets-35760597911
Later this month, Pizzeria Vetri – Rittenhouse will also be hosting, Choose Your Own Beer-venture with Wiseacre Brewing and this is not your typical beer dinner! On July 24th at 6:30pm, the menu may be set- but it’s up to diners to choose the pairings. This 4-course dinner will put you in charge of your beer destiny as the good old boys from Wiseacre guide you through pairing options with each dish with the choice of beer ultimately being YOURS! Price is $55 per person and reservations available here – http://bit.ly/2sYk6jW.
And on July 25th be sure not to miss the Pif Pop-up with Chef David Ansill at Amis Trattoria. Amis is inviting Chef David Ansill into the kitchen for one night only! He will be bringing his French country twist to their traditionally Roman-style dining. The acclaimed local chef will be bring back some of the favorite dishes from his old haunt, Pif, one of Philly’s most iconic restaurants. Price is $65 per person plus tax and gratuity, with a $30 optional beverage pairing.