Tonight, like many nights before, my wife and I ventured down the street to FridaySaturdaySunday (261 S 21st St, Phila, PA) for dinner. We started at the tank bar and were happy to procure the corner table on the 2nd floor for dinner. This is truly one of our favorite spots and one we’ll miss when we depart from our neighborhood. Nonetheless, we’ll enjoy it (and their $10 over cost wine) in the meantime. This is a true Philadelphia classic spot and one which is close to our hearts as we celebrated our engagement here with our families and have enjoyed it ever since. Tonight, like many before, I enjoyed their classic representation of chicken dijon with a not-overly-creamy, but flavorful mustard sauce and my wife had a special of the evening. This was a true special: a rosemary smoked strip steak served with a gorgonzola shallot butter. The butter was unnecessary as the steak had a nicely smoked, herbaceous flavor and one that I wouldn’t mess with. We had a treat and enjoyed their interpretation of a Jewish apple cake which was very moist with cinnamon and the sweetness of powdered sugar. This is a wonderfully consistent and intimate spot and one of our top 5 favorites in Rittenhouse.
Yes, it’s true, we didn’t have the traditional corned beef and cabbage or bangers and mash with multiple pints of Guiness on 3/17. What we did have was a very enjoyable dinner at FridaySaturdaySunday which is easily one of our favorite neighborhood spots. In a previous post, I mentioned the enjoyable Pinot Blanc we had with dinner.
The absolute star of our dinner was my wife’s entree; the special was a mustard crusted lamb tenderloin in a madiera mint reduction and it was 5 star amazing. The meat was practically fork tender and cooked perfectly. It had such fresh flavor and just the hint of mustard combined with the mint-madiera was exquisite. If I could snag that recipe, I’d be a happy camper. The rest of dinner was good too, don’t get me wrong, but this was over-the-top.
We finished dinner with some of the moistest Jewish Apple Cake I’ve ever had (and I’ve had a lot). The dough was bread-pudding like with gobs of cinnamon laced throughout. They served 2 generous slices which like the rest of my dinner is outside of my general diet, but was worth it. I’ll run a few extra miles for that anytime.