Get ready to fill up your Granary Apartment with the aroma of delicious homemade dishes. There are so many wonderful cooking classes in Philadelphia and near the Granary, that there is no excuse to be getting takeout every night! Impress a date by learning to cook some gourmet cuisine. Here are some of the best cooking classes around you.
If you’re dying for a day trip, you don’t have to go too far – Philly’s Chinatown is one of the most entertaining (and full of delicious food) destinations you’ll get to this year. From Zagat-rated asian restaurants to art exhibits and beautiful, elaborate China Gate – by the time you return to your luxury Philly apartment, you may be a little breathless. Ready to spend the day in Philly’s Chinatown?
Here’s a roundup of the most authentic food and entertaining scenes:
Philadelphia’s food scene may be best known for its cheesesteaks, but the City of Brotherly Love also has a number of fine dining restaurants to offer. Try one of these impressive, upscale Philly eateries for your next special occasion.
You’ll feel as if you’ve stepped into the future as soon as you enter this artistically decorated restaurant, which features abstract sculptures, a futuristic lounge area, and a main dining room furnished with colorful, lighted walls and modern tables. Chef Morimoto, star of television’s popular Iron Chef series, creates the restaurant’s upscale Japanese fare with his signature creative style. The best way to get the full experience is by choosing the Omakase, a multi-course tasting menu with thoughtful beverage pairings.
723 Chestnut St. Philadelphia, Pa. 19106; (215) 413-9070
Located in the historic Barclay Building in Rittenhouse Square, Barclay Prime is a luxury steakhouse with an old-school feel. The restaurant itself is decorated with traditional furniture and bright pops of neon colors and modern accents, and it contains a bar, lounge area, and spacious dining room.
237 S. 18th St. Philadelphia, Pa. 19103; (215) 732-7560
This Italian restaurant is known as one of the best in the country, and after your first bite of fresh fish or homemade gnocchi, you’ll likely understand why. The six-course tasting menu is personalized to each diner’s unique preferences, and the dishes frequently change depending on which ingredients are in season and the mood of talented Chef Vetri. Vetri only seats 30 guests, which makes for a truly intimate dining experience.
1312 Spruce St. Philadelphia, Pa. 19107; (215) 732-3478