you didn't think i'd go to philly without eating some amazing food &/or not tell you all about it, did you?? of course not. you know me too well.
after our morning at the zoo, we ate some fabulous food truck turned brick-&-mortar breakfast tacos! always love some food truck tacos.
for our afternoon treat, julie & I stopped at her favorite little wine bar called tria. we enjoyed a delicious beverage on the patio in center city while little man was home with his dad. it was so nice to spend some time with my sister.
that evening, we went to a fantastic prohibition bar, the franklin mortgage & investment company. it's below street level with a door guy standing between you & getting into the secretive bar. the cocktail menu is so unique with each drink made of interesting ingredients, a few of which you have never heard of before. they were crafty & delicious.
for dinner that evening, we went to an absolutely amazing dinner at talula's garden in washington square. talula's is a farm to table restaurant set in a garden between two tall city buildings. the outdoor cocktail bar is full of restored wood & lights & a lovely breeze.
& the food was ridiculous. we started out with a cheese plate with six different delicious cheeses from a vermont goat cheese to a dutch vintage gouda. for my main course, i had some absolutely incredible roasted scallops with a celery root chowder, house cured bacon, & meyer lemon clam broth. it was truly beautiful.
after dinner, we stopped by rim cafe for the most gourmet hot chocolate i have ever seen. rene, the master hot chocolate crafter, put on a great show, shaving multiple kinds of chocolate into your drink with many fancy sauces & toppings. it was so entertaining & quite tasty too.
it certainly always is wonderful in philadelphia.