Philadelphia, PA - Rex 1516, Philadelphia’s home for elevated Southern-inspired fare, is excited to launch a monthly chef’s tasting menu highlighting the cuisine and seasonal ingredients from an array of southern states – kicking off Thursday, March 22nd with a Louisiana-themed menu.
Executive Chef Justin Swain and Chef de Cuisine Jon Raffa are teaming up to bring a taste of the south to Philadelphia with a monthly 4-course chef’s tasting menu showcasing creative twists on traditional dishes from Louisiana (March 22nd), Texas (April 19th), the Carolinas (May 24th), and Georgia (June 21st).
“Guests can expect to see highly seasonal ingredients from the featured southern state spotlighted in each course,” said Swain. “The Texas dinner will showcase an elevated Texas-style brisket; while the Carolinas are known for their mop sauce, mustard and pork; and June will bring Georgia peaches.”
The first chef’s tasting menu will be available on Thursday, March 22nd and will feature Louisiana-style fare and dishes for $45 – boasting creole and Cajun flavors, jambalaya, oxtail, etc.Try the optional beverage pairing, including an amaro pour, two cocktails (inspired by two Louisiana blues musicians’ songs) and two beers – available for an additional $20: