Will BYOB Debuts Tonight

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With a stunning track record that includes stints at such shrines to contemporary dining as Alinea, French Laundry, Charlie Trotter’s Tru and wd-50, Christopher Kearse might be one of the city’s most qualified chefs, and tonight he opens the doors to his debut restaurant Will BYOB on Passyunk Avenue. Kearse told Grub Street that his cozy, 30-seat restaurant serves as both a culmination of his amazing culinary odyssey thus far, and its next logical step. There the chef plans to furnish guests with a fine-tuned menu that blends a seasonal focus with classic French tradition and modern techniques, that’s both awe-inspiring and affordable. When we caught up with Kearse he said seats were just about all booked for tonight, but openings are available in the days ahead. Keep reading to check out Will BYOB’s opening menu.


Pork belly
Purple Mustard | Turnip | Petit Leeks | Baby Lettuces 13

Sweet Corn Veloute
King Crab | Vadouvan | Shisito Pepper 11

Summer Market Vegetables
Pickled | Raw | Cooked | Champagne Vinaigrette 12

Barnegate Light Scallop
Wild Fennel | Almond | Heart of Palm | Uni Crème 14

Rabbit Rillette
Red Plum | Pistachio | Black Pepper Gastrique |Clover 13


Milk Fed Poulard
Greenmarket Bean Cassoulet | Goat Milk Gnudi |Cipollini Onion 25

Wagyu Sirloin
Potato Fondant | Ruby Carrots | Foie Gras | Red Wine Béarnaise 27

Rhode Island Skate
Artichoke | Garlic Scapes | Manila Clam 26

King Salmon
Malabar Spinach | Sungold Tomato | Sweet Onion | Lobster Emulsion 27

Slow Roasted Tomato
Golden Quinoa | Black Olive | Eggplant | Zucchini 22


Caramelized White ChocolateCheesecake
Goat Cheese | Chamomile | White Peach 8

Pistachio Torte
Black Raspberry | Champange | Yuzu Curd 8

Chocolate Bouchon
Hazelnut Dacquoise | Malt Ice cream | Coffee 8

Vermont Creamery Bijou
Sour Cherry Clafouti s | Hibiscus | Celery 9

Kearse will serve dinner Tuesdays through Sundays, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. On Sundays brunch will be offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and a four-course, prix fixe tasting menu will be served Sunday nights for $40.

Will BYOB, 1911 East Passyunk Ave., (215) 271-7683

Will BYOB Debuts Tonight