Back in June, Grub Street mentioned that Stephen Starr’s catering division was taking over the food concessions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and then a few weeks later that the museum’s cafes had already received the Starr treatment. This coming weekend, Granite Hill, the former Museum Restaurant re-imagined by Starr, will make its debut. The French-inspired restaurant, which rounds out the Euro vibe team Starr has envisioned for all the museum’s eateries, will initially offer lunch Tuesdays through Sundays, and dinner on Fridays, beginning on Sept 10. In October Granite Hill will begin serving brunch on Sundays.
The menus will feature approachable interpretations of classic French dishes. Some highlights include Fried Wianno Oysters, with Madras curry remoulade, petit vegetable slaw, and preserved lemon, Le Hot Dog, a D’Angelo Bros chicken boudin blanc sausage with toasted gruyere, onion confit, tarragon mustard on a on brioche bun and house made kettle chips, Filet Frites, with Merlot tarragon butter, twice-fried Kennebec potatoes, Minus 8 vinegar, and entrée-sized salads. [uwishunu]