Even more interesting is the news that George Sabatino, who was named Best of Philly chef 2012 when he was still with Stateside, has been consulting on the B&S menu for owner Avram Hornik.
That news comes from this little nugget tucked inside a Philly.com story about the Fringe Festival’s FEASTival fundraiser that happened last week:
You might be wondering what chef George Sabatino is getting into after the summer destination closes for the season. For right now he’s staying in the Avram Hornik fold, helping develop what he calls an “anti-gastropub menu” for the newly reopened Boot & Saddle on South Broad.
Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to get our hands on the “anti-gastropub menu,” whatever that means. We’ll post it as soon as we can.
UPDATE: Thanks to the crack sleuthing of one of our sharp readers, who had the wherewithal to check the B&S website, lo and behold … the menu! It wasn’t there yesterday, promise.
This is the preview posted online:
Bread + Butter + In Between
warm focaccia w/ salted pork butter + crispy pancetta
whipped goat cheese w/ sesame crackers + red chili honey
cauliflower croquettes w/ pickled apple + almond-date relish
house ground turkey burger w/ our brioche + smoked duck fat + pickled long hot peppers
Well Respected Vegetables
roasted pumpkin & kale soup w/ ash cured ricotta + croutons
smashed celery root w/ beef cheeks, parsley-garlic butter + pomegranate seeds
marinated butternut squash w/ apple-fennel salad + cashew brown butter
spicy sautéed greens w/ ginger + pickled cranberries
That’s very Stateside-y. The long-gone patrons of the B&S would be rolling in their graves if they knew the turn the food would take – the dead ones anyway.