Friday, October 26, 2012

AroundTheWorld: Philadelphia

Say what you will about its sports teams and fans, but when it comes to its food and restaurant scene, I really like Philadelphia a lot! I've been a few times over the last few years, and always had great meals. This past weekend was no exception.

Some friends took us out to a really cute, "classic Philly" restaurant in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood. Friday Saturday Sunday has been around for 37 years, and from what our friends told us, the friendly atmosphere and great food hasn't changed much over time.

They are best known for their cream of mushroom soup, made with 40 lbs of local mushrooms that the owner selects himself every week. It looked so simple, but was so delicious. It definitley lived up to the hype!
Kennett Square mushrooms, chicken broth, cognac, creamFriday Saturday Sunday
Photo credit: FriSatSun

Baked Three Cheese Eggplant Roulade
Ricotta, parmesan and fresh mozzarella, with
garlic spinach and tomato-basil sauce
eggplant, spinach, ricotta, parmesan, mozzarella

Stuffed Acorn Squash
Roasted squash stuffed with beef, topped with mozzarella cheese

Wild Mushroom Ravioli
Sage-shallot brown butter sauce
Sage-shallot brown butter sauce

The wait staff was so friendly and helpful.  Their slogan is "Friday Saturday Sunday Loves You Every Night," and it couldn't be more accurate.  When one server accidently spilled our wine that then knocked over a candle, he apologized profusely and whispered that desserts were on them.  Totally above and beyond what they needed to do, but it was really appreciated.  The chocolate mousse pie, chocolate chip cheesecake and banana bread pudding were all SO rich and so incredible. 

While there are so many other great restaurants to try in Philly, it will be hard not to want to go back to Friday Saturday Sunday the next time I'm there! 

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