Chef Jose Garce to debut “Buns & Beers” at Chifa
Philadelphia, PA – Beginning in October, superstar Chef Jose Garces’ sexy Latin-Asian restaurant, Chifa (707 Chestnut Street, 215-925-5555), will debut Buns & Beers happy hours. Every Monday through Friday, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., guests can choose from an assortment of Chef Garces’ delicious buns, each paired with a microbrew, at special prices.
“The distinctive, often unusual flavor pairings in our dishes at Chifa are an ideal mate for artisanal beers,” says Chef Garces. “And with our new happy hour pricing, our guests can join us for a light snack after a tough day in the office and experience our food and beer pairings in a fun new way.”
Buns & Beers will be available in four varieties; they are priced in pairs, with one beer and one bun for $10; two beers and two buns for $15; three beers and three buns for $20 and all four beers and buns for $25, the best deal of all. Tempting offerings include: Pork Belly, Hoisin and Pickled Carrot with togarashi mayo on steamed white bun (Philadelphia Magazine’s “Best of Philly 2009: New Dish” – pictured below) paired with Flying Fish OktoberFish; Grilled Chicken, Panca Emulsion and Bacon with frisee on pan de bono, paired with Philadelphia Brewing Company Kenzinger Lager; Braised Duck and Cilantro with spicy guava on brioche bun, paired with Elysian Brewing Company Immortal IPA; and Shrimp and Chile Mayo with avocado on steamed white bun, paired with Allagash White. The four-for-four offer is especially great for sharing among a small group, sampling each beer and nibbling on each bun.
Chifa opened in early 2009 to critical acclaim; The New York Times praised the restaurant’s unusual ability to “kill two cravings [Asian and Latin] with one dish,” while Philadelphia magazine called Chef Garces’ innovative interpretations of Peruvian cuisine “a cross-cultural thrill ride…A meal at Chifa is a night out, a form of entertainment, an infusion of world culture, a culinary education, something to brag about the following day.”
Chifa is open for dinner seven days a week beginning at 5 p.m.; dinner is served until 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 12 midnight on Friday and Saturday. Chifa is open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For more information, or to make a reservation, please visit www.chifarestaurant.com, or call (215) 925-5555.