What to Eat at Fond, Opening August 31

Curious about what will be served at the new BYOB Fond, coming to East Passyunk Avenue at the end of August? As promised, we have a look at the menu. No prices yet, but as owners Lee Styer, Jessie Prawlucki and Tory Keomanivong told us earlier this week, appetizer prices will likely run from $9 to $13 with entrees from $16 to $24. There’s also a look at the desserts, which you should be very interested in - Prawlucki was most recently the executive chef of Le Bec-Fin. Grilled peach pavlova, anyone?


Crispy Veal Sweetbreads
Almonds, Capers, Napa Cabbage, Pickled Red Onion, Heirloom Tomato

Steak Tartare
Caramelized Onion, Quail Egg, Gruyere

Sweet Corn Risotto
Avocado, Spiced Pancetta, Sherry Vinegar

Charred Octopus Salad
Roasted Tomato, Romesco Sauce, Garlic Bread, Olives, Preserved Lemon

Grilled Asparagus
Arugula, “5 minute egg,” Sherry-Roasted Shallots

Yellow Fin Tuna Crudo
Gazpacho Consommé, Pickled Ginger, Yellow Pepper, Avocado

Main Course

Pan Seared Halibut
Sweet Pea Ravioli, Lemon Brown Butter, English Peas

Grilled Beef Flank Steak
Charred Red Onion, Stilton, Asparagus, Latke, Sauce Bordelaise

Pork Chop
Truffled Maiitake, Jersey Corn, Pork Jus

Scottish Salmon
Watercress, Garlic Lemon Crème Fraiche, Pasta Cake

Chicken Breast
Piperade, Roasted Fingerlings, Roasted Garlic Sherry Jus

Fond Dessert Menu

Lemon Crepes
Almond Nougatine, Hibiscus Sorbet

Grilled Peaches, Crunchy Poppy Seed Meringue, Whipped Crème Fraiche

Irish-Coffee Souffle Glace
Whiskey Caramel, Butterscotch Shortbread

Dark Chocolate Tart
Passion Fruit Custard, Coconut Lace Tuile

Seasonal Soupe de Fruit
Raspberry Rose Consomme, Diced Nectarines, Lime Granite

What to Eat at Fond, Opening August 31