We chose Colonial Dames as our cozy venue to warm us up this February. In the center of downtown Philadelphia, the beautiful colonial style house hosts numerous programs and events throughout the year for its members, and also serves as a private function venue for members and guests.
This menu, in the bleakest of the area’s local food months, was inspired and partially sourced by Chef Rasa’s delicious trip to Italy the month before. The romance of Colonial Dame’s warm, inviting space gave this menu a perfect backdrop. Handstretched mozzarella was toasted and brightened with a divot of bright pesto, our housemade pappardelle treated to chestnuts, brussel leaves and thick cream, and Lancaster pork loin smoked, roasted, and perched on venetian style polenta dotted with garlic chips and sage oil. Our wonderful musicians played in the background, conversation flowed and bread was passed around: a perfect Italian-flavored antidote to February in Philly.
Family Style Course