Chef Jorge Chicas takes the helm at Red Owl Tavern and Stratus Rooftop Lounge

Across the street from Independence Mall,  Red Owl Tavern and Stratus Rooftop Lounge at the Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, A Kimpton Hotel are two of Philly’s hottest new spots to eat, relax and enjoy a delicious cocktail.

Wednesday night Red Owl Tavern hosted a soiree to introduce it’s new executive chef Jorge Chicas who will run all culinary operations,
including Red Owl, Stratus the hotel catering and
banquet operations.
  Chef Jorge Chicas has an extensive background which includes stints at Think Food Group, DC, SLS Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA and Andaz in West Hollywood. Red Owl, the American Bistro, will still be serving some of your favorite dishes, but expect Chef Chicas to add several new dishes to the menu.
Holly Drauglis Keefe and Collin Keefe
 John Wilson, Crystal Hayes, Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Christina Cassidy, Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau
At the reception food and appetizers, which will be on the new menu, were served including hummus with baby carrots
 Tina Santos and Bruno Pouget

Heather Wyatt and Danielle Cohn. Congrats to Danielle who is being honored by the PPRA this year. 
Signature cocktails served were the Philly 50, Tavern Negroni and very popular Hibiscus Fizz.

Erik Travers, Restaurant Operations Director at Kimpton Hotels and
Natalie Pineda, General Manager at Red Owl Tavern
 Chef Kathy Gold
Ben Covington, Visit Philly, Adriana Arvizo, Public Relations Manager at Visit Philadelphia and Arturo Varel, a senior reporter with leading Hispanic weekly AIDia NewsMedia,
Laura Burkhardt, Publisher Where Magazine and James Zeleniak, Punch Media

 Kristina Jenkins was there taking photos for uwishunu
Thom Cardwell and Ian M Crumm
Mmmm so delicious. Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce & Yuca fries. Look for the new menu to debut after Restaurant Week