Philadelphia, PA - Flavor by Loews Hotels. What is it all about? You may ask. It’s a wonderful idea that takes the premier food and beverage artisans of the local area and presents them to its patrons to enjoy and experience. This allows People from all over an excellent way to taste a little local Philadelphia flair.
Bank & Bourbon was host on a beautiful 76-degree evening in the city of brotherly love. Friendly people, inviting ambience, and tempting things to dazzle your senses.
Let’s start sampling some of the creations.
Saint Benjamin Brewing Company brought forth a bourbon barrel aged lager that was relaxing, smooth and soulful. When you taste it the definition of peaceful is understood. It’s an exclusive and only available at Bank & Bourbon.
The venue offered us a braised short rib that was the perfect marriage with the afore mentioned brew. The smoky and tender cut was served over pommes puree and horseradish. Delicious is a word that doesn’t do justice to this dish.
The bread must be fresh. It was and couldn’t be any fresher being that the Metropolitan Bakery right in Philadelphia. Sampling a ricotta toast with a lemon pear puree this taste will have you return for seconds…..Thirds…. Fourths…. Stop yourself if you can.
After all that you have to unwind and relax with possibly the best coffee known to me. La Colombe.
Note that I’m sipping this coffee whilst writing this article so I may have a bias but I stand by my previous claim. The La Colombe workshop coffee I enjoyed was titled bourbon. It was so smooth and rich with no bitterness and perfectly roasted. I don’t know how they do it, but the bar has been raised and this coffee is what you deserve from now on. I have found tranquility and it’s at the bottom of the cup of La Colombe.
The weather is getting warmer so walk the city and stop into the Loews hotel turn slightly left to the Bank & Bourbon and try the best local “Flavor” Philly has to offer you.