two.one.five magazine interviewed Philly chef du jour Jose Garces, and he dishes on things like his favorite Philly restaurants (Xochitl, Vetri, and Zento), how much he likes Philly, and so much more. He also talks about Whiskey Village, and how much it diverges from the Latin theme he’s done with such success.
Your next project, Village Whiskey, is slated to open pretty soon. This is really your first venture with no overtly Latin theme. Are you stepping out of your comfort zone a bit?
From a culinary standpoint, Village Whiskey is a departure. But for a whiskey lover like myself, it’s the kind of place I’d love to go for a drink after a long night in the kitchen. I can’t wait to grab a seat at that bar and order a perfect Manhattan.