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In a Nutshell

Russet's acclaimed chef Andrew Wood introduces each dish, highlighting the sustainable ingredients that add to its flavor

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Promotional value expires Mar 27, 2014. Amount paid never expires. This deal is for the purchase of a ticket. Refundable only on day of purchase. Min. of 8 participants or experience subject to cancellation. No value after experience date & time have passed. Please provide email address at checkout, which SideTour will provide to facilitate redemption. Gratuity included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

What You'll Do

Chef Andrew Wood, a champion of farm-to-table cuisine, demonstrates the palatable difference of using fresh, seasonal foods during this four-course seafood dinner. Orchestrating your feast and the menu with James MacKnight of sustainable food purveyors River and Glen, Andrew illustrates how fish caught with a hook taste better than their commercially netted counterparts. Andrew's menu may include items such as a house-smoked fish, a handmade seafood pasta dish, and a communal whole fish baked in a salt crust—not to mention a seasonal dessert that brings your meal to its sweet conclusion.

  • Four-Course Dinner From a Sample Menu
    Three dishes prepared with seasonal, sustainably caught fish, followed by dessert

  • Culinary Education
    Chef Wood will introduce each course, highlighting the hand-selected seasonal ingredients in each

  • BYOB
    Guests can bring wine or beer to enjoy with dinner

Each event is capped at 30 participants; each event requires a minimum of 8 participants in order to take place.

Your Host

Andrew WoodAndrew Wood
Co-Owner and Chef, Russet

Built on the idea that menus should evolve to accommodate seasonal, locally produced ingredients, Andrew Wood's philosophy blossomed into practice in 2012 when he and his wife, Kristin, opened Russet. Andrew and pastry chef Kristin work to create earnest but elegant dishes, focusing on sourcing high-quality ingredients and letting natural flavors sing. Andrew previously worked at acclaimed restaurants like Philly's Le Bec-Fin and Chicago's Trio, and has been declared "a pig-whisperer" by Philadelphia Magazine, which recognized his charcuterie expertise with a 2012 Best of Philly Award.

Where You'll Meet

Tucked inside an 1877 Rittenhouse Square townhouse, Russet serves flavorful, unpretentious dishes with Italian and French influences. Featuring local ingredients that range from rhubarb harvested in south Philadelphia to eggs laid at Honey Brook's Wyebrook Farm, the restaurant's offerings change daily to keep pace with the season's freshest finds. Philadelphia Weekly praises the way Russet's "simple, rustic atmosphere... exhibits a sleek, European flair," and describes the food as "fresh and bright with innovative use of new ingredients."

When You'll Meet

The feast takes place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, February 19
  • Wednesday, February 26
  • Wednesday, March 12
  • Wednesday, March 19
  • Wednesday, March 26

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    1521 Spruce St.

    Philadelphia, PA 19102

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