Philly – 7/14/14 – Serpico & Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co

As expected ex-New Yorker Peter Serpico is doing great things in Philly. I may even forgive him for partnering with the intolerable Stephen Starr because I liked this place so much. Loved the decor by Thomas Schlesser and this would be a perfect spot for solo dining because of the very large section of counter seating around the open kitchen. And while we did just arrive just before a deluge, it flooded the restrooms.

Midnight Society – Four Roses Yellow Bourbon, Lairds Applejack, honey, lemon, red wine float

Raw diver scallops – buttermilk, poppy seeds, green yuzu kosho, white soy, chive


Rice cracker


Duck liver mousse – pomegranate, grilled bread


Cope’s corn ravioli – chorizo, white cheese, sour cream, lime, cilantro


Fried maitake mushroom w/ dipping sauces


Caper brined trout – smoked potato salad, pepperonicini, crab, trout roe, chive oil


Toasted apple cake – burnt apple sauce, brown butter, vanilla ice cream, caramel


Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co

The Mother of Invention – Famous Grouse scotch, fernet, Luxardo Maraschino, grapefruit and lemon juices, ginger syrup, peychaud’s bitters, tonic


A Walking Study in Demonology – Rittenhouse Rye, Gran Classico, Branca Menta, cane syrup, allspice dram, angostura


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