Philadelphia Food


Chef Georges Perrier Tribute Dinner

Last month the Chaine des Rotisseurs (The world’s oldest and largest Food & Wine Society)
celebrated the most famous Chef and restaurant in the history of our city! Chef Georges Perrier and Le
Bec-Fin at the Bistro Perrier at The Restaurant School with 70 friends, and family members in attendance.

Two of Perrier’s closest friends, dinner chair Dr. Bruce B. Zappan and Danny Liberatoscioli, president of Walnut Hill College, spent over six months preparing for the gala, which featured the chef’s classic dishes along with the legendary wines that paired so well with his cuisine. Chef was looking good despite suffering a near death experience in 2018 when he had a massive heart attack. (Philly Mag)

Danny Liberatoscioli (President of Walnut Hill College), Paul Weisberg, Chet Marcinkowski and David Schwartz
Chef Susanna Foo and Paul Weisberg
John Bertagnolli, Dvid Schwartz, Chet Marcinkowski, Sondra De Antonio
Garth Weldon owner of the Rittenhouse Grill and Larry Irwin
Guest of Honor Chef Georges Perrier and Past Head of the Chaine des Rotisseurs – Philadelphia, Thomas Knox
Tom Peters and Melissa Page Peters
Krista Bard and Chef Georges Perrier Son-in-law Dave Johnson and Daughter Genevieve Perrier
Maurice LoPiccolo, Niels Haun, Adriana LoPiccolo, Brian Lipstein and Fu Ming San
Garth Weldon owner of RIttenhouse Grill and Vincent Fumo

Guests enjoyed the classic recipes of Chef Georges paired with the finest French wines and, best yet, Chef
Georges Perrier was there to preside over the evening.

The dinner was presented by the Philadelphia chapter of the Chaine des Rotisseurs, who host 13-15
food & wine events every year. If you are interested in learning more, or attending, their events please
contact Paul Koulogeorge at Paul.Koulogeorge@att.net or call 610-247-6717. Learn more on Social
Media on Facebook: “Chaine des Rotisseurs – Philadelphia” Instagram: @phillychaine

Great chefs honoring Georges Perrier at Walnut Hill College in the below video, including Inquirer food legendary columnist Michael Klein.

This and That: IBX Buys Building; Popular Philly Insta Gal Sky Dives, Feast Well Foods Lobster Bake

Hope everyone had a safe and relaxing Fourth of July weekend. I escaped to Cape May, which I will write more about later this week. It was the first time in decades when I left town. Even before I was PhillyChitChat I stayed in town to enjoy our activities. Let’s chit chat about this and that.

Last week I shot the announcement and a key exchange celebrating Independence
(photo provided)

Independence Health Group (“Independence”) announced that it has completed the purchase of its corporate headquarters located at 1901 Market Street in Center City Philadelphia. The purchase builds upon Independence’s ongoing commitment to the Greater Philadelphia region and continued investment in the West Market Street neighborhood. In addition to 1901 Market Street, Independence’s Center City campus includes a leased state-of-the-art customer service call center at 1900 Market Street and Independence LIVE, an award-winning customer experience center at 1919 Market Street, which connects to the company’s headquarters via a courtyard that is open to the community.

Mayor Jim Kenney greets Dan Hilferty, CEO, Independence Health Group with what will now be the norm handshake going forward.

Sheila Hess, City Rep and Brian Tierney, chief executive officer of Brian Communications whose client is Independence, This week in the Phila Biz Journal, their offices are featured.

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Congrats to Fabiana Ferrarini Creator of “QueenWarrior” Workout who went sky diving for her birthday this weekend. She’s super inspirational and g good follow.

Design by Sara Brown, Misha Kachman, Matt Saunders

In this age of comminicable diseases so many business are hurting, as well as arts & culture. Last week the Wilma is thinking outside of the box you could say. The Wilma, seeking to reopen in Philadelphia, says it will erect a new seating structure in which every party is in its own separate box, creating the Wilma Globe. You can read more about it on their site, as well as help them achieve their goals.

15 years ago, on 2 July 2005, a Live 8 concert was held in Phila in front of Phila Museum of Art, with a densely packed audience of nearly a million people stretched out along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The event was organized by the ONE Campaign. #JayZ performed at the concert and no doubt envisioned a future concert here ~ #MadeInAmerica, which was cancelled this year because of COVID19. But you knew it’d be cancelled as I wrote about it on This and That a few weeks ago when I noted they weren’t selling tickets anymore on their website. See you on Social Media, although I am going to do less of it in the coming days as I have to finish a few projects before I pivot with a new business venture in the coming weeks.