10 Arts Opens Tomorrow

Opening day for Eric Ripert’s new 10 Arts is tomorrow morning.

Because we love you, here’s the press release:

10 Arts, the new Eric Ripert restaurant (helmed by a lady chef!) in the Ritz-Carlton is opening tomorrow (Tuesday 5/20). Prepare yourself with the full press release madness after the jump…

This spring, Michelin-rated chef Eric Ripert makes his Philadelphia debut with the opening of 10 Arts by Eric Ripert in the city’s historic Ritz-Carlton hotel. 10 Arts brings a casual menu by acclaimed three-star Michelin rated Chef Eric Ripert to a city which boasts its share of great dining establishments.

The project entailed a multi-million dollar renovation of the hotel’s majestic, historic Rotunda and the adjoining Pantheon area, which was kept under wraps until the project’s completion, and includes a new bar, lounge and restaurant.

10 Arts’ concept will be American cuisine with an emphasis on the organic and products p from the vast array of local farmers. The restaurant will have a sophisticated yet casual ambiance and an approachable price point. Chef Ripert selected Jennifer Carroll, a native of Northeast Philadelphia, as his chef de cuisine for 10 Arts. Chef Carroll’s most recent position was as sous chef at Ripert’s prestigious Le Bernardin in New York City.

10 Arts’ menu pays homage to the area’s indigenous products, simply prepared so that the natural flavors shine through. In the lounge, a variety of light items and snacks including warm homemade pretzels with creamy cheese sauce and Dijon mustard, mini fish burgers with saffron aioli, prosciutto with grilled sourdough and truffled popcorn. Prices range from $7 to $18. A signature list of Perfect 10 cocktails, each paying tribute to an artist with Philadelphia roots, will also be available along with a vast number of specially selected red and white wines and classic libations.

For dinner, selections include the best of earth and sea from the light bite to the full feast. Appetizers include Wellfleet clams and a variety of oysters, locally made wild boar prosciutto and ‘pork and beans’ –braised pork belly, wax beans, broad beans and haricot vert. Soups and salads feature everything from a seasonal market salad to heirloom corn chowder. Entrees highlights are brook trout with baby bok choy and Hazelnut brown butter sauce, roasted chicken for two with country cornbread stuffing and natural jus and pan seared filet mignon with green peppercorn sauce. A variety of side dishes are available to complement any dish. Breakfast and Lunch service will begin June 9th with a midday menu that features several entrees including Tagliatelle with tomato, basil and meat sauce and roasted chicken Cobb salad with avocado, bacon, egg and chick peas as well as sandwiches such as a fish burger with fennel, oven roasted tomato and saffron aioli, classic sirloin burger with all the trimmings, 10 Arts BLT made with crisp and braised pork belly, lettuce, tomato and spicy mustard and a grilled vegetable panini with fresh mozzarella. Lunch and dinner prices range from $18-$34.

Designed by the acclaimed design firm EDG of San Rafael, California, 10 Arts showcases Chef Eric Ripert’s artistry while creating a lively social space. 10 Arts’ spectacular rotunda is infused with energy and vitality. Intensely colored, contemporary features, set against the backdrop of white-marble architecture, highlight a sense of celebration while sculptural, freestanding design elements render the grand space intimate.

A major wine display stands at the center of the 140-foot, domed rotunda. Tall ebony cases linked with cascading crystal screens house the restaurant’s extensive wine collection while anchoring the soaring room. Contemporary lounge furnishings are set within the field of a dazzling, jewel-toned wool rug, highlighting a varied social space at the center of the lobby. In the dining area, tall windows are treated with magenta film to create a subtle beacon in the busy, urban neighborhood. Within the restaurant these prominent windows are accented with rich, mink-like draperies and contemporary glass bead chandeliers. Freestanding settees combine with warm-toned upholstered chairs and ebony tables.

The private dining room is a cornerstone of the restaurant, entered through magenta-tinted, modern glass doors. Delicate, hand-blown chandeliers and glass-beaded wall coverings are set against the historic white woodwork and period fireplace to create a sensational venue for private parties and events.

“10 Arts will be sexy, modern, sophisticated and casually elegant - keeping the grandeur of the dome but at the same time creating an intimate space,” Chef Ripert says. “We are pleased and excited to be Chef Ripert’s ‘home’ in Philadelphia,” Elizabeth Mullins says. We look forward to continuing to offer our guests a wonderful place to dine, meet and to enjoy a taste of the city’s grand architecture and history. The combination of Chef Eric Ripert’s 10 Arts and The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia ushers in a new and unique venue in the city’s restaurant repertoire.”

10 Arts is located at Ten Avenue of the Arts in Philadelphia. Beginning May 20, the restaurant will be open for dinner Sun –Thurs. 5-10 p.m.; Fri-Sat 5-11 p.m. Beginning June 9th, the restaurant will also be open for breakfast daily from 6:30 -11 a.m. with brunch on Saturday and Sunday; and lunch daily from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lounge hours are Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. and 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. For reservations and further information, call 215-523-8273.

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10 Arts Opens Tomorrow