Friday, April 16, 2010

Garces Trading Company, Philadelphia

We went for a great supper at Garces Trading Company, a small bistro, wine store, butcher, cheese shop, and bakery from Chef Jose Garces.
Seating is in the center of the store, and the atmosphere is nice and casual.
We started with a few selections of items from the cheese menu. The housemade mozzarella was spectacularly. It was served drizzled in olive oil and covered with sea salt and pepper.
We also got a 15 month French Comte cheese served with apple slices.

We had to order a few items off the charcuterie menu as well.
The housemade chicken liver mousse with a shallot confit was terrific, and it went really well with the housemade bread that had a great crust.

We also tried the housemade fennel sausage served with a nice mustard.

We tried two salads. The first was Insalata Semplice, baby greens, pomegranate, pistachio dusted
goat cheese and blood orange vinaigrette.

I preferred the Endive Salad with sevilla orange, bucherondin (a goat's milk cheese), golden raisins, and Anjou pears.

We then ordered a few hot plates. First was the Margherita Pizza. The crust was really nice and crisp.
When we have time the next time, we will need to try the decadent looking deep dish pizza on the menu.

We also got a pasta order, the Parpadelle with Lamb Ragu.

For dessert, we shared a lemon meringue tarte and my favorite, the spring verrine, a buttermilk panna cotta with grapefruit curd, topped with pistachio-hazelnut crunch.

1113 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 574-1099

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