Supper Seasonal American Cooking, Philadelphia

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As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, last week I was treated to a fabulous night out by the MorningStar Farms team at Supper on South Street in Philadelphia. I was so excited when I first found out about dinner because I was pumped to begin to cross something off my 30 Before 30 list {hint, #21}. I have never been to Supper before but I have walked by it a million times and have seriously heard such great things about it – I couldn’t wait to try it for myself!

Supper

So if you are unfamiliar with the restaurant -> Supper serves up seasonal farm-direct American cuisine. Chef Mitch, the man behind the menu, focuses on approachable, fresh, bold flavors with a little twist. The restaurant itself has a very warm and welcoming urban farmhouse feel to it, which is sort of awesome to find on South Street in Philadelphia!

Supper Menu

My favorite part of the restaurant’s decor is the amazing chandelier made out of kitchen utensils! Really cool to see in person and it makes an awesome statement, I sort of want one in our future home!

Supper Chandelier

My favorite thing that I learned about Supper, before we even sat down to eat was that all their fresh produce is grown  exclusively at Blue Elephant Farms in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. It’s a privately owned organic farm – Chef Mitch works with the farm to plan what will be grown throughout the season. Fresh produce is delivered 5 days a week and much of what you will experience at Supper was harvested earlier that day –  by Chef Mitch himself!

Supper Specials

 Throughout our meal we received several visits from Chef Mitch – I love it when chef’s come visit the table! He told us about the restaurant, his vision and that he changes the menu 8-10 times a year based on the produce available from Blue Elephant Farms. He’s so passionate about what he does, he was inspiring to meet!

As the Supper website states: We’ve re-imagined the farm-to-table concept: our chef actually goes to the farm to hand-pick the produce that winds up on your table later that day.

I love everything about this restaurant experience, its so amazing to be able to know exactly where your food is coming from and even who harvested it! During our meal we were able to enjoy lots of product from Blue Elephant Farms, which was amazing – more on that later. I also enjoyed the fact that there were different seasonal sauces & salsa options available for guests to take home – would make a great gift for sure!

BlueElephant

Here is our dinner group from Left to Right:

Fellow Philly Blogger Noelle, Myself, Chef Mitch & Courtney our MorningStar Farms rep.

I’m wearing one of my favorite

maxi dresses from Target

MorningStar Group

 Ok – now onto the food!

We started off with the Cheddar and Sage Cheese Puffs with bacon mornay.

Cheddar and Sage Cheese Puffs

They tasted amazing and smelled like heaven.

Cheese Puff

We also shared an order of the Tamale Fries for the table – crisp masa fries with red and green salsas, queso fresco, cilantro and crema. These had a little kick to them, in an awesome way, an amazing appetizer for sure!

TamaleFries

The three of us also enjoyed a cheese plate with local preserves {from Blue Elephant Farms} along with house baked crackers. I could probably survive solely on cheese plates, seriously, I’m in love.

Cheese Plate

For dinner we each got different entrees but we decided to share the Fried Brussels Sprouts – which were made with country ham, red corn relish, pimento cheese. Seriously, check out that red corn relish – yum!

FriedBrusselsSprouts

Have I told you about my love for Brussels Sprouts? Oh yes, I have. These bad boys were one of the best things I have had in a long time. Tasty, delicious & full of flavor – I would go back just to eat this side dish!

Fried Brussels Sprouts

We also saw these at another table and they looked amazing so we had to try them out for ourselves – the Cornbread Hush Puppies, which were served over a barbecue sauce of sorts, were so yummy. Comfort food at its finest!

Cornbread Hush Puppies

Courtney enjoyed the Dayboat Scallops  – which were served alongside crawfish mayo, creole artichokes, dirty rice croquette and pickled okra. She loved them and said they were amazing.

Dayboat Scallops

Noelle ordered the Mahi Mahi, which was a special for the day. She loved it and said it was her favorite by far!

Grilled Atlantic Swordfish

 I went for something I don’t usually order, but it sounded good I wanted to try it – the Grilled Hanger Steak which was served alongside sweet pea puree, horseradish glazed spring vegetables and walnut gremolata. So TASTY! I also loved how the meat is hidden underneath all the vegetables, there was a lot happening on this plate but it was so good !

Grilled Hangar Steak

All 3 of us ladies have a serious sweet tooth, so we had to end the meal with some yummy desserts. We shared two for our table – The Banana Sticky Toffee Pudding {not pictured} , which was served with lime, banana tuile and salted cashew ice cream – and we also had to try the Pie of the Week – Mississippi Mud with Praline ice cream – seriously this was a chocolate lovers dream. YUM!

Mississippi Mud Pie

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Do you have a Favorite Farm to Table Restaurant in your area? Please share!

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4 Comments

  • Reply lauren (@pinkonthecheek) June 25, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    We have Paul Martins here in Orange County that is a farm to table restaurant. Everything tastes so fresh! But all I wanted from reading this post is PIE!!!!

  • Reply Nina June 25, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Looks like you had a great time. I love Supper! That cool chandelier you took of photo of is designed by found-object artist Warren Muller. Go to 1020 South St. at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens and you’ll see another one of his large pieces in the outside garden area!

    • Reply Leslie June 25, 2013 at 3:48 pm

      So cool Nina! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Patty O June 25, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Wow – everything looked absolutely amazing! What a special treat for sure!

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