West Philly's long-running BYOB Marigold Kitchen has gone through a number of incarnations and chefs in the past few years; most recently, chef Erin O'Shea has taken the menu in a Southern-inflected direction that has impressed critics, especially Craig Laban, who gave the restaurant three bells under her watch.
On Tuesday, June 16, O'Shea will be showcasing that Southern-inflected fare in a special four-course dinner alongside a special guest, Southern food expert and author of the award-winning cookbook "Bon Appetit, Y'all," Virginia Willis.
The dinner includes Vidalia onion soup with bacon flan, cornmeal-crusted softshell crabs with jalapeno tartar sauce, pepper-crusted beef with toasted pecan green beans and blackberry cobbler. It's $50 per person and includes one signed copy of Willis's cookbook per couple.
It looks like Marigold is about to go through yet another revamping later this summer. The current owners have sold the West Philly restaurant and are taking O'Shea south -- at least as far as South Street -- to open Percy Street, a new restaurant with the same chef and a more rustic barbecue concept, according to The Inquirer.