By: Finance Foodie
When I asked my Philly foodie friends about the city’s dining scene, only one name came up consistently -- “Stephen Starr.” For those that are unaware, Mr. Starr pretty much dominates the restaurant scene in Central Philly with such choice eateries as Continental, Alma de Cuba, El Vez (and a boat load of others). Last night, I had the pleasure of experiencing my first “Starr” experience at Parc, a chic little French styled bistro in the heart of Rittenhouse Square.
When we arrived, we were immediately brought to a table on the patio overlooking the Park. With a delightfully refreshing Citron Glace cocktail in one hand and made-in-house baguette in another – I felt I had been transported to the streets of Paris (minus the slew of Phillies-attired pedestrians perusing around the block).
I started dinner with a simple and traditional serving of escargot marinated in a hazelnut butter sauce and served with thin buttered crisps. Although the dish was quite heavy (the French do love their butter!), the escargot was extremely tender and juicy. I also liked the generous serving of bread – which aided my attempt to soak up every last drop of the heavenly butter sauce!
227 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103