Sunday Dinner with Dad at Philippe

Food at Philippe - New York, NY - Nov 6, 2011

Food at Philippe - New York, NY - Nov 6, 2011

My mom is away on business in Denver. So, on Sunday, November 6, 2011, my awesome dad decided to take me out to dinner at Philippe (by Philippe Chow) for some nice father and son time. The cuisine is Chinese, but really “Wow!” Chinese food!

There was no real traffic and we got a spot literally right in front of the restaurant. When we got inside, we feasted!

We started out with a round of drinks. My dad ordered the Sheng Lung Cocktail (Grey Goose Vodka, muddled Asian pear with basil, fresh squeezed lemon juice, honey syrup). I ordered the Midnight Mojto (Stoli Blueberry, fresh mint, muddled fresh blueberries, simple syrup, splash of fresh squeezed lime juice, and a splash of soda). We both liked both of our drinks, but agreed that my dad’s was better.

Sheng Lung Cocktail and Midnight Mojito at Philippe - New York, NY - Nov 6, 2011

Sheng Lung Cocktail and Midnight Mojito at Philippe - New York, NY - Nov 6, 2011

Up next, appetizers.

We started with an order of Chef Chow’s Lettuce Wraps (chicken). They were delicious. The hoisin sauce was not too light or too heavy. You try not to overfill each wrap so as to actually be able to eat each one in a civilized manner. So, you use all of the lettuce before you finish the chicken. But that was not a problem as our lettuce supply was replenished before we even hit empty and without our asking. I found that to be a very nice touch.

Chef Chow's Chicken Lettuce Wraps at Philippe - New York, NY - Nov 6, 2011

Chef Chow's Chicken Lettuce Wraps at Philippe - New York, NY - Nov 6, 2011

Along with the lettuce wraps, we had the Crunchy Duck Salad (sesame/soy vinaigrette). It was quite tasty and the dressing was well-balanced. I only started eating duck a little over a year ago. I like duck!

Crunchy Duck Salad at Philippe - New York, NY - Nov 6, 2011

Crunchy Duck Salad at Philippe - New York, NY - Nov 6, 2011

Rounding out our triple play of appetizers was an order of the Pork Soup Dumplings (Chef Chow’s supreme broth). Soup dumplings are so much fun and these were good, but we both agreed the soup dumplings at Petite Soo Chow in Cliffside Park, New Jersey are much better.

Pork Soup Dumplings at Philippe - New York, NY - Nov 6, 2011

Pork Soup Dumplings at Philippe - New York, NY - Nov 6, 2011

Now, it was on to our main course. Dishes are generally served family style at Philippe.

We had the Nine Seasons Spicy Prawns (Chef Chow’s famous spicy sweet and sour sauce).

Nine Seasons Spicy Prawns at Philippe - New York, NY - Nov 6, 2011

Nine Seasons Spicy Prawns at Philippe - New York, NY - Nov 6, 2011

We ordered it with a side of Pork Fried Rice.

Pork Fried Rice at Philippe - New York, NY - Nov 6, 2011

Pork Fried Rice at Philippe - New York, NY - Nov 6, 2011

The shrimp were plump and juicy and the sauce was just the right level of spicy. The fried rice was a perfect side for it. This was a truly delicious dish. It was the first thing that popped out at both of us while reading the menu and we were quite happy with our selection.

Nine Seasons Spicy Prawns and Pork Fried Rice at Philippe - New York, NY - Nov 6, 2011

Nine Seasons Spicy Prawns and Pork Fried Rice at Philippe - New York, NY - Nov 6, 2011

During our main course and dessert, we had our second round of drinks.

I ordered the Shanghai Philippe (Stoli Strawberry, Elderflower syrup, muddled fresh strawberries, champagne).

Shanghai Philippe at Philippe - New York, NY - Nov 6, 2011

Shanghai Philippe at Philippe - New York, NY - Nov 6, 2011

My dad ordered the Pear Fection (Absolut Pear, TY KU liquor, muddled fresh Asian pear, fresh squeezed lemon/lime juice, and a splash of simple syrup). Again, we liked each other’s drinks, but my dad’s was the much better. In fact, of the four drinks we had, the Pear Fection was the absolute best!

Pear Fection at Philippe - New York, NY - Nov 6, 2011

Pear Fection at Philippe - New York, NY - Nov 6, 2011

For dessert, my dad ordered the Peanut Butter Pie, which was quite tasty and not too heavy, as a dish like the could easily be.

Peanut Butter Pie at Philippe - New York, NY - Nov 6, 2011

Peanut Butter Pie at Philippe - New York, NY - Nov 6, 2011

I ordered the Red Velvet Cake. It was extremely light but also very flavorful.

Red Velvet Cake at Philippe - New York, NY - Nov 6, 2011

Red Velvet Cake at Philippe - New York, NY - Nov 6, 2011

We had a great time and our stomachs left quite pleased with us. If you have a chance to go to Philippe, take it! It is pricy, but worth it!

Philippe
33 East 60th Street
New York, NY  10065
212-644-8885
www.philippechow.com

- Evan Bindelglass
(Photos taken with iPhone 4)

About these ads
This entry was posted in Food, Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Sunday Dinner with Dad at Philippe

  1. Pingback: Duck King – Fine Chinese Food in Edgewater | The World According to Evan

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s