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July 20, 2017

Chef David Ansill popping up at two special events in July

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Chef David Ansill knows his way around a kitchen. Lucy's Hat Shop, Pif, Ladder 15, The Good King Tavern, Bar Ferdinand, Pinefish are a few he has worked in.

This July, he'll be cooking in two surprising spots. Ansill will be popping up at a Vetri Family restaurant and a beer distillery for one-night-only dining events.

Pif Pop-Up

Amis Trattoria is inviting Ansill into the kitchen on Tuesday, July 25. He will be cooking up some of the fan favorites from Pif, one of Philly's most iconic restaurants.

Pif, his French "peasant fare" restaurant, was located at Eighth and Carpenter Streets from 2001-2007.

The pop-up dinner will be $65 per person, with an optional beverage pairing for $30. Reservations are required.

Tuesday, July 25
$65 per person; $30 optional beverage pairing
Amis Trattoria
412 S. 13th St.
(215) 732-2647

Jamaican Jerkfest

Saint Benjamin Brewing Co. will host a special three-course prix-fixe dinner on Wednesday, July 26, with Ansill.

The chef's Jamaican-inspired menu includes:

•Salt Fish Fritters - salted cod with potato and chiles, breaded and fried and served with spicy mango ketchup
•Coconut Shrimp - sweet coconut-coated shrimp with pineapple-ginger coleslaw
•Okra and Red Stripe - beer-battered okra with Scotch bonnet mayo
•Jerk Chicken - marinated and grilled with secret “granny” sauce and served with French fries or white bread
•Steamed Roast Fish - fish filets steamed in coconut milk with garlic, ginger and vegetables
•Curried Goat - slow-cooked in coconut milk with cho cho and pumpkin
•Dirty Banana - a new take on the traditional frozen banana, coffee and rum drink served in Jamaica, featuring only local Pennsylvania spirits infused with Saint Benjamin’s barrel-aged coffee liqueur

The dinner will also include a 12-ounce pour of a limited release batch of Export Stout, barrel-aged in Maggie’s Farm rum barrels.

Musician Dave Sherrick will entertain diners by playing the steel drums from 7 pm. to 10 p.m.

Wednesday, July 26
5 p.m. to midnight | $50 per person
Saint Benjamin Brewing Co.
1710 N. Fifth St.
(215) 232-4305