Nom Chompsky: Parc
Beam me to Paris, Scotty!
BY AARON STELLA Clout for Parc, Steven Starr’s premiere French bistro situated at the southeast corner of Rittenhouse Square, drums up from his vast renown as a restaurant mogul and the restaurant’s unprecedented execution of French classics and modernizations thereof. Parc’s Beau Arts aesthetic transports diners to 19th-century Paris, with it’s old-fashioned canvass-covered radios, gas lamps, hand-drawn advertisements for spirits and culinary rarities, and meticulous beer and wine selection. Speaking of which, beer and/or wine are fundamental to one’s meal at Parc. Local and imported brews are available in multiple varieties. And the wines enter a whole class of their own: for traveled connoisseur, this is a heyday; for those still green to the fruit of the vine, fear not, Parc’s staff undergoes rigorous training—just short of touring the corridors of gay Paris. Parc provides full service breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and desserts for all. Here is but a glance of each: for breakfast, omelet espagnole with ratatouille; for brunch, Lamb Sandwich with harrisa aioli and arugula; for lunch, beef bourguignon with baby carrots and red wine sauce; for dinner, trout amandine with haricot verts and brown lemon butter; and for dessert, crème brulée. Nevertheless, such sumptuousness can only be comprehended through experience. Make a reservation at Parc. Let them do the rest.
Aaron Stella is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Philly Broadcaster. After graduating Temple University with a degree in Literature, Aaron has written for several publications in the city, including the Philly Gay News, Phawker, City Paper and AOL’s City’s Best. While a writer by trade, Aaron has devoted his talents toward developing the careers of writers and artists in the city in hopes that one day Philadelphia is regarded not just as an arts mecca, but as a city of artists with business acumen who can compete in the new economic landscape.