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Menu Preview Sampling Offered at Devon Seafood Grill on Rittenhouse Square

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Devon Seafood GrillOne of the nice parts about dining out with a large group of close friends --other than the company, of course-- is that you get to try a number of items off the menu without putting them all on your tab. Another way you can achieve the same effect is to go to a menu preview or pre-fixe dinner. My favorite of those two choices would have to be a menu preview for two important reasons. First, a preview means the restaurant wants to give its patrons the best experience possible in order to generate positive buzz about a new menu, whereas a pre-fixe could be generic, affordable items off an older menu. Secondly, a preview is more of sampling where you can try a variety of quality items in smaller portions, while a pre-fix can be a simple serving per person, often 2 or 3 courses. 

The difficult part is finding out when menu previews are being offered, or getting invited, because often times they are reserved for special clients, or by invitation only. And, of course, they don't occur all that often: only when the restaurant wants to change over its menu, which could be seasonally or very rare. 

Crab cakesAt Devon Seafood Grill on Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, "Privileged Guests" and devoted foodies are the first to hear about menu previews and other events. Philly2Philly.com would like to share one such event with you. On April 13, 14, and 15, you can enjoy 4-Course Chef’s Tasting Menu Preview Event: $29 (Regularly $35), plus, you can add wine parings for $18.  If you like seafood, that's one good deal! 

And to top it off, the wine pairings make a great extra feature that's also affordable. This could make a great date night or girls night out event. 

 

SO, WHAT'S ON THE MENU? 

COURSE 1

Fruitwood Smoked Trout

pickled cucumbers & onions, watercress, dill crème, chives, caraway crackers

Paired with: Schramsberg Mirabelle Brut, California

COURSE 2

Swiss Chard and Goat Cheese Tart

zante currant-pine nut relish, baby greens, balsamic glaze

Paired with: King Estate Signature Pinot Noir, Oregon

Grilled SalmonCOURSE 3

CHOICE OF ENTRÉE

Olive Oil Poached Alaskan Halibut

pappardelle pasta, fennel, arugula, sun dried tomatoes, Mediterranean olives,

asparagus, basil pistou, white wine clam broth

Paired with: Joseph Drouhin Macon Villages, Burgundy, France

Petite Filet Mignon

Alaskan king crab, foyot sauce, grilled asparagus

Paired with: Frei Brothers Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

COURSE 4

Orange Panna Cotta

lemon-ricotta cookie

Paired with: Nivole Moscato d’Asti, Italy

Address: 

225 S 18TH ST

Philadelphia , PA 19103-6141

215.546.5940

http://www.devonseafood.com/

 

Hours: 

Sun - Tues 11am – 10pm

Wed – Thurs 11am – 11pm

Fri & Sat 11am – 12am

Happy hour (Bar only)

Sun – Fri 5pm – 7pm

Brunch

Sun 11am – 2pm