Thursday, March 5, 2009

The Black Forest Strikes Again!

Chef/Proprietor Walter Staib was awarded Entrée of the Year at Philadelphia Magazine’s 2009 Philly Cooks! Chef Competition on Monday, February 23 at Liberty Place.

He competed against more than 50 of the Philadelphia region’s top restaurants/chefs, wowing judges with his Paupiette of Brook Trout - A fillet of brook trout stuffed with crabmeat, wrapped in leek, poached in white wine, mushroom cream sauce, salmon caviar garni, turned red potatoes. The award-winning dish will be available through Philly Cooks! Week as part of the special four-course menu for two for $75.00.

The dish, featured in Staib’s popular cookbook, Black Forest Cuisine: The Classic Blending of European Flavors, pays tribute to the many classic French recipes and numerous trout dishes prepared in the region.

City Tavern is an historic restaurant that provides the interpretive experience of dining in the 18th century. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner daily from 11:30 a.m, and is located at 138 South 2nd Street, at the northwest corner of Second and Walnut Streets in historic Old City Philadelphia.

I've dined at City Tavern and you have experience the 18th century yourself if you visit Philadelphia. Here's a picture of Chef Staib and me toasting a pint during my visit. For more information, call the Tavern at 215.413.1443, or visit

Happy Eating! Mr. Foodie