BRICK and MORTAR’s Executive Chef Brian Ricci explores his love of British culture and fondness for Chef and critically-acclaimed cookbook author Fergus Henderson’s Michelin star rated London restaurant St. JOHN with a special two-day event — St. JAWN— featuring a myriad of dishes inspired by and celebrating Henderson’s nose-to-tail philosophy, Weds, Nov 18 and Thurs, Nov 19.
Dishes include Grilled Marinated Calves Hearts; Sorrel, Chicory & Crispy Pig Ear Salad; “Bath Chaps” (a form of headcheese); Beet, Red Onion, Red Cabbage, Crème Fraîche & Chervil; Roasted Bone Marrow & Parsley Salad; Cold Roast Beef and Dripping Toasts; and more. Desserts come in the way of Eccles Cakes and Dr. Henderson’s Ice Cream — house-made crème de menthe and Fernet ice cream inspired by Henderson’s father’s favorite drink.
“I spent a lot of time in London as well as Scotland. I really enjoy how they don’t apologize for what they choose to eat. They make the most of the little things, whether super fatty foods, or indulgent things. I love that about their culture,” Ricci said. “I’ve wanted to do something like this for awhile, but I wanted to be able to put a lot of effort into it.”
In addition to Chef Ricci’s St. JOHN-inspired dishes, Lead Bartender Christina Rando will be on-theme with cocktails inspired by favorites from the bar of St. JOHN. Additionally, there will be Yard’s Brewery pairings. Guests wishing to experience Ricci’s St. JAWN à la carte dinner offerings are encouraged to make reservations by calling 215-923-1596.
BRICK AND MORTAR is a neighborhood gathering place as well as a destination for friends to come together from across the city and surrounding metropolitan area. BRICK and MORTAR is open for brunch, dinner, and late night. Chef Brian Ricci’s menu pivots on well-executed and accomplished dishes that range from small plates to rotisserie. BRICK and MORTAR boasts an exceptional bar program headed by Lead Bartender Christina Rando that is at once advanced and welcoming. BRICK AND MORTAR is available for catering and private events.