Almost every year, a bad of sisters and I head to this Rittenhouse Square favorite to celebrate Wine Week over a three-hour lunch. Our first venture into the traditional was in 2003. I still have the Wine Menu offerings list from that day in my purse wallet. Yes, they were that good.
Making reservations weeks ahead, I am able to secure our famous second-floor round table in the corner by the window, over-looking the Square. This is by far the best seat and view in the house. Also, we can woop it up a bit and no one will be affected by our sometimes loud behavior. Ok...MY sometimes loud behavior. *g*
Our waitress and waiter was beyond wonderful this year, especially with a few special requests that made them go back to the kitchen a few extra times. They were patient and very helpful with suggestions from the menu and even laughed it up with us as we took pictures and were silly.
We ordered a variety of appetizers, which I must say were very under-sized and skimpy for the price. They were so-so, just average in taste and quality. The main courses though were very good. Ordered was an aged steak, an Angus burger, a pork tenderloin, and a pasta dish, all hot, tasty, and generous.
The stars of the show, of course, were the wines. For $10.00 and lunch, you get 10 generous samples of a variety of wines from all over the world. This year's Chardonnays were most outstanding! I also enjoyed the interaction with the Wine Reps more this year than last. They were very friendly and informative.
All-in-all, I look forward to this specail event where I get to be with my closest friends and lazily lunch on good food and great wines at this Philadelphia classic Steakhouse.. and so much more!
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