Jean-Georges Philadelphia restaurant's seasonal menu dazzles

Jean-Georges Vongerichten Sources Local Produce in Philly Restaurant

September 30, 2019 by The Editors

There’s only way to Jean-Georges Philadelphia: Up. Breeze through the gray marble lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia to a glass elevator that whisks you away to the 59th floor. Walk past the installation of mirrored vases crowned with purple hydrangeas and follow the gleaming black marble catwalk to a flight of stairs anked by water walls, down to the new restaurant and lounge from Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. It’s from this vantage point that the full impact of the dining room, designed by global powerhouse Foster + Partners, can be felt: understated neutral tones tempered by light-wood finishes with miles of cityscape stretched out before you like a virtual oil painting framed in panes of glass. There are other works of art to marvel at here. The seasonal menu is unique to Philadelphia—Vongerichten says it most closely resembles the offerings at Jean-Georges in New York—and sources local produce and proteins, like Amish chickens. But the decadent, distinctive flourishes that have made Vongerichten a star—like elegant caviar dishes and plant-based preparations—are present during breakfast, lunch and dinner. “We wanted to create an exciting experience where guests will be dazzled by the food and drinks, and create memories that will make people want to come back,” Vongerichten says. Talk about making a dramatic entrance. Four Season Hotel Philadelphia, 1 N. 19th St., 215.419.5059, fourseasons.com/philadelphia













Jean-Georges Vongerichten Sources Local Produce in Philly Restaurant

September 30, 2019 by The Editors

There’s only way to Jean-Georges Philadelphia: Up. Breeze through the gray marble lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia to a glass elevator that whisks you away to the 59th floor. Walk past the installation of mirrored vases crowned with purple hydrangeas and follow the gleaming black marble catwalk to a flight of stairs anked by water walls, down to the new restaurant and lounge from Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. It’s from this vantage point that the full impact of the dining room, designed by global powerhouse Foster + Partners, can be felt: understated neutral tones tempered by light-wood finishes with miles of cityscape stretched out before you like a virtual oil painting framed in panes of glass. There are other works of art to marvel at here. The seasonal menu is unique to Philadelphia—Vongerichten says it most closely resembles the offerings at Jean-Georges in New York—and sources local produce and proteins, like Amish chickens. But the decadent, distinctive flourishes that have made Vongerichten a star—like elegant caviar dishes and plant-based preparations—are present during breakfast, lunch and dinner. “We wanted to create an exciting experience where guests will be dazzled by the food and drinks, and create memories that will make people want to come back,” Vongerichten says. Talk about making a dramatic entrance. Four Season Hotel Philadelphia, 1 N. 19th St., 215.419.5059, fourseasons.com/philadelphia





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