Collaborations / East Passyunk / French

Chef Nicholas Bazik of Soon-to-Open Provenance Popping Up at River Twice

Two celebrated Philadelphia chefs are teaming up for a total collaboration, as Nicholas Bazik – who is preparing to open his new French restaurant, Provenance – will be joining Randy Rucker in the kitchen at River Twice for the East Passyunk restaurant’s next Hidden in Plain Sight dinner on Tuesday, June 6th.

The menu will incorporate Chef Rucker’s flavors with Chef Bazik’s French-focused cuisine. The seven-course tasting costs $125 per person or $150 at the seven-seat chef’s counter. Due to the nature of the event, dietary restrictions, unfortunately, cannot be accommodated. Reservations can be made now via Resy, with seatings beginning at 6 p.m.

Chef Bazik spent the past 15 years quietly working in and running some of Philadelphia’s finest restaurants, including Kensington Quarters, The Good King Tavern, Fork, and Lacroix at The Rittenhouse, gaining the reputation as a chef’s chef. This fall, he will debut Provenance, an intimate restaurant on Head House Square in the historic Society Hill neighborhood. The new restaurant will feature Bazik’s heavy seafood-focused cuisine rooted in classical French techniques with a modern approach that has Korean undertones. With the help of Stokes Architecture and Design and Yui Design, Bazik has converted the former 90-seat Xochitl into an elegant space that will seat 18. 

The Hidden in Plain Sight dinner series is a multi-course dining event featuring a collaboration between Rucker and a guest chef or a food or beverage brand. Among the previous collaborations to date include dinners with Hale & True Cider, Elements Princeton, Garden State Mushrooms, Three Springs Fruit Farm, Chefs Shola Olunloyo, Dominic Piperno, Ange Branca, Matthew Erik Harper, Nana Araba Wilmot, Alex Yoon, Amanda Shulman, Diego Moya (Brooklyn), Evan Hennessy (NH), and more.

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