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Chef Townsend Wentz dishes on plans for 1623 E. Passyunk, elaborates on ‘wine-driven food’

Townsend Wentz, the pedigreed chef whose resume includes stints at French-influenced temples La Croix and the Four Seasons, says his plan for the former Sophia’s at 1623 E. Passyunk Ave. will be to focus on “wine-driven food.”

And what’s that mean exactly? Simply, that he wants ”to make food that’s best paired with wine.”

“My background follows a French motif,” Wentz told us in an interview with his general manager Lauren Harris. “So I want to make sure the food is well-balanced, full of flavor, not too sweet, not too spicy – food that won’t overpower the wine.”

The future Wentz restaurant.

The future Wentz restaurant.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Work has started on replacement for Sophia’s – not called Encelade (updated)

Work has begun on the forthcoming restaurant with “wine-driven food” from chef Townsend Wentz in the former Sophia’s at 1623 E. Passyunk Ave.

Could this be called Encelade?

Could this be called Encelade?

Brown paper is covering the windows and a liquor license has popped up with the name Encelade, which sounds vaguely French. Enceladus is the sixth largest of Saturn’s moons, so maybe we should expect something extraterrestrial? Kidding.

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