Though its been closed for more than a month, congratulations are in order for Noble American Cookery and its rooftop garden. The Center City restaurant, which closed recently to make way for Stephen Starr and Chris Painter’s long-awaited Il Pittore, earned one of three honors awarded in the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society’s City Garden Contest’s new “Restaurant Garden” category. PHS spokesman Alan Jaffe said that all three recipients were recognized for planting, tending, harvesting and cooking with organic goods grown in gardens on premises. Four Seasons and Paradiso were the other two recipients.
Formerly Noble, and soon to be Il Pittore. Photo: Collin Keefe