Thursday, June 28, 2012

Dine on Kevin Sbraga's Winning Top Chef Finale Menu!

I just received this press release, and it could be great fun for a Top Chef fan in the Philadelphia area:

(New York, NY; June 27, 2012) - On Monday, August 6, 2012, Owner and Chef Kevin Sbraga will unveil the "Chef's Counter" at his namesake restaurant Sbraga in Philadelphia. The interactive Chef's Counter will regularly feature a new six-course tasting menu for $75 with an optional $50 wine pairing. For his inaugural menu, Chef Sbraga will feature his winning dishes from the finale episode of Bravo's "Top Chef" season seven, available for three weeks only. Following this special menu, the Chef's Counter menu will change weekly beginning on August 27, 2012, showcasing Chef Sbraga's unique take on modern American cuisine without boundaries.

"People always ask about the dishes that helped me win season seven of 'Top Chef,'" says Sbraga. "Starting the Chef's Counter with this menu will be fun and nostalgic for me. My cooking has evolved since then, so the menu will continue to change and be more representative of what I'm doing now."

Chef Sbraga will personally prepare and serve the six-course dinner to guests seated at the Chef's Counter, which overlooks the open-format kitchen, giving diners a chance to interact with him as he cooks. Highlights from the first Chef's Counter menu include:

Eggplant Terrine
black garlic, pickled tomatoes, jalapeño, and shrimp puffs

Red Mullet
calamari noodles, black pork belly, and lemon grass oil

Duck Breast 
foie gras dumpling, orange-coriander sauce, and bok choy

Singapore Sling 2012
coconut milk panna cotta, tropical fruits, and Singapore Sling granita

Chef Sbraga opened Sbraga, his first restaurant, on Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts in October of 2011 with his wife Jesmary Sbraga as Pastry Chef. Reimagining classic dishes like the wedge salad and meat loaf, Chef Sbraga has a no boundaries approach to modern American cuisine with a focus on quality ingredients to create bold and interesting flavor combinations. With reclaimed wood walls and Edison-style antique lighting, the interior of Sbraga is contemporary and clean, yet rustic and warm with an open kitchen, the new Chef's Counter, and a Bar. In addition to the Chef's Counter, Sbraga offers guests a $49 four-course prix-fixe menu in the main dining area, as well as an à la carte menu available only at the bar.

Reservations are strongly recommended for the Chef's Counter and will be available twice a night at 6pm and 8:30pm, with the Counter seating up to six individuals. Chef Sbraga's "Top Chef" tasting menu will be available Monday, August 6, 2012 - August 25, 2012. Following this special menu, the Chef's Counter menu will change weekly beginning on August 27, 2012.

Sbraga serves dinner Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday until 11 p.m.  Find Sbraga on Facebook and Twitter and for information on reservations, and more.

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