For two nights only, Wednesday, October 7th and Thursday, October 8th, Brick & Mortar’s Chef Brian Ricci will masterfully pair the sultry flavors of Indian street food with select beers from Brooklyn Brewery. The special “Pop In-dian” dishes will be offered alongside Brick and Mortar’s fall menu.
The Indian dishes with their beer pairings are as follows:
- Chicken Coconut Curry with East India Pale Ale
- Pork Vindaloo with Local 1
- Vegetable Samosa with Green Market Wheat
- Bean Tamarind Coriander Salad with Sorachi Ace
- Pulled Lamb Sandwich with Local 2
- Coconut Kulfi Lime Popsicle with Black Chocolate Stout
Chef Ricci grew up in Northern New Jersey. Following high school, Ricci took a gap year as a cook in a local restaurant. After college, he worked in the non-profit arena, but soon found his way back into the kitchen in San Francisco as an artisan baker. He moved back to the East Coast for culinary school where he attended the French Culinary Institute in New York City, and graduated with high honors. After graduating, Ricci worked under Chef Floyd Cardoz at Tabla in New York City (a restaurant that used French and Indian techniques). At Tabla, Ricci worked through the entire kitchen over a two-year span. After moving to Philadelphia, Ricci worked at Django, Supper, and opened Pub and Kitchen as Sous Chef to Jonathan Adams. Ricci took time off after his first son was born but returned to work to open Kennett as Executive Chef (Nov. 2010), with a keen eye for sustainability and responsible sourcing practices. While at Kennett, the restaurant earned nods from Esquire and Travel & Leisure. Additionally Ricci has a line of condiments (Nifty Spreads) available at Green Aisle, Fair Food, Elixr Coffee, Greensgrow. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and two young sons.
Brick & Mortar is located at 315 N. 12th Street.