Prix Fixes

Meritage Gets Crabby With Its Tasting Menu; Matyson Offers the Tastes of Japan

Watch the claws.
Watch the claws. Photo: Courtesy Tony Weeg/Flickr

As the summer season winds down, Meritage chef Anne Coll is getting a little crabby. Well, with her tasting menu anyway. Beginning Wednesday the Rittenhouse restaurant will offer a four-course prix fixe menu that spotlights the crustacean in several different and imaginative ways. It will be available through Friday, and costs $39 per person. There’s also an optional wine pairing for $20 more. The kaffir lime curry crab, and the grass-fed beef and soft shell crabs in Hollandaise dishes sound like they’re worth the cost of admission alone. Keep reading to see the full menu.

And while Meritage explores crabs, over at Matyson Ben Puchowitz is turning Japanese with his tasting menu. Dubbed “Taste of Japan,” the five course tasting features kombu cured kompachi, miso cod and yuzu ice cream. It’s available through Friday for $45 per person. That menu follows below.

Meritage’s Crab Tasting Menu

Amuse Bouche
Steamed Crab Shumai, kaffir lime curry crab sauce

1st course
Smoked corn and crab chowder, corn and crab fritter

2nd course
Fried Green Tomatoes, crabby remoulade

3rd course
Roasted Grass fed beef, Soft Shell Crab, crab hollandaise, spinach, crispy new potatoes

4th course
Valhrona Chocolate pot de creme, cinnamon whipped cream

Matyson’s Taste of Japan

Kombu Cured Kompachi
Crispy wasabi, edamame, strawberry ponzu

Lobster Chawanmushi
Uni, sea beans, lobster mushroom

Miso Cod
Noodles, corn, yu choy, pork belly

Tea Smoked Duck Breast
Foie gras rice roll, daikon radish, soy-black garlic

Yuzu Ice Cream

Meritage Gets Crabby With Its Tasting Menu; Matyson Offers the Tastes of Japan