Culinary Adventures Await Philadelphia Flower Show “Explorers”

The 2016 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, “Explore America,” will feature a wide selection of destination dining experiences to please visitors of all ages and tastes.

Philadelphia Flower Show 2016

This year’s partnership with the National Park Service, in celebration of their centennial, makes the Flower Show a perfect setting to enjoy an indoor picnic, campsite meal, or “glamping” experience.

Food offerings will include healthy munchies, themed diners, coffee, candy and ice cream shops, as well as the PHS Pop Up Beer Garden located at Base Camp in the Grand Hall.

A percentage of proceeds from food and beverage sales will benefit PHS programs, including City Harvest. Since City Harvest began in 2006, more than 280,000 pounds — 140 tons – of fresh produce have been donated to local food cupboards to feed families in need in the Philadelphia area.

PHS worked closely with Aramark, the Pennsylvania Convention Center’s culinary partner, to design this year’s adventure-themed dining experiences.

  • The Trail Mix Bar, near the exhibit hall entrance, encourages visitors to create their own “grub bag” (love it!!) of healthy treats, including nuts, raisins, cranberries, chocolate and granola, before they begin their journey.

  • The Smokey Mountain Café, with its free-range bison sloppy joe sandwiches and corn on the cob, will have visitors yearning for the Great Outdoors.

  • The Declaration of Cheesesteaks will serve The Franklin, a new twist on Philadelphia’s favorite sandwich, and other historically minded dishes.

  • Death Valley Chicken Strip gives a nod to the “real deal” Death Valley and boasts hearty wings and turkey legs with a predictable desert dessert: Death by Chocolate.

    Death By Chocolate S'Mores Cake

    Death By Chocolate

  • Glacier Trading Post offers all the essentials for an adventurous trek through the show with a wall of candy, ice cream and pretzels.

  • Stop by the Denali Café, the friendly outpost on the Convention Center Bridge, to unwind and dine on roasted turkey with sage stuffing and other delicious fare.

  • Rita’s (Water Ice) Ranger Shack will serve themed peaks of fruity, flavorful water ice, reminiscent of a Grand Teton dream.

  • Glamour and camping team up at this year’s show to create Glamping with Stella Artois, a lux outdoorsy pub and dining experience among the gardens.

  • The PHS Pop Up Beer Garden, located at Base Camp in the Grand Hall, will bring camping to life with s’mores brownies, dining, libations, and musical entertainment.

  •  A perennial favorite, the Garden Tea, will offer a light and delicious menu of petit sandwiches, pastries, fruit, and fine teas. This elegant oasis offers a respite for weary feet while soothing music fills the background. Held in Room 203 of the Convention Center, the Garden Tea is offered twice daily; with seatings at 12:30 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. Seating is pre-assigned with four to five people per table. On Sunday, March 5, a Teddy Bear Tea will be open to members, as well as the public, at 12:30 p.m.

  • Fine Wine & Good Spirits will offer a wide selection of free wine and spirit tastings and an on-site store in the Base Camp.

The Philadelphia Flower Show runs Saturday March 5 through Sunday March 13, 2016 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

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