What comes to mind when you think of Pennsylvania? Lush forests. Rolling hills. Family farms. Bustling urban streets. The Greater Philadelphia Area is a perfect mix of rich rural landscapes and modern cosmopolitan architecture. The best Philadelphia restaurants know how to take advantage of both.
Dinner with a Side of Sustainability
Driving East from Lancaster county on Route 30, you might get stuck behind an Amish family with their horse and buggy on their way to the Reading Terminal Market with barrels of fresh produce. The slower pace is a small price to pay for locally grown corn, grain, and apples. It takes a lot of research and heart to run a sustainable Philadelphia restaurant that serves locally sourced food, but R2L’s Chef Daniel Stern is committed to the cause.
That’s why R2L is one of the Philadelphia restaurants listed in the Sustainable Business Directory. At R2L, every plate is served with a side of sustainability. R2L’s farm fresh ingredients are sourced by Zone 7, a local food distributor that works with 120 sustainable farms from Eastern Pennsylvania and the surrounding area.
Old City Agriculture
Philadelphia’s rural reputation is nothing new. Going back to the 1700’s, Pennsylvania was known as a breadbasket colony. From the homemade butter and cheeses of the Pennsylvania Dutch to the sweet apple brandies of the Swedish settlers, William Penn’s colony was an agricultural haven. Philadelphia’s rich agricultural history now lends itself to a luxurious restaurant culture. From R2L’s exquisite conference rooms, you can savor a local bite within view of William Penn’s statue on top of City Hall, paying homage to the city’s history. R2L is one of the most historic philadelphia restaurants Center City has to offer.
In Philadelphia, Romantic Restaurants Take the Cake
Philadelphia restaurants truly benefit from the surrounding farms and culture of sustainability, but a memorable Philly experience doesn’t stop there. In R2L’s kitchen 500 feet above the city streets, that farm-fresh produce is transformed into delicate dishes for our award winning menu.
Whether he’s leading the pastry department at R2L or delivering one of his sought-after classes at COOK, our accoladed Pastry Chef, Peter Scarola, is inspired by the fruits of the season. Scarola’s Valrhona Chocolate Soufflé for Two will tantalize your taste buds and his Frozen Basil Parfait will make tonight a date to remember.
Surrounded by 360-degree views of the cityscape, R2L’s luxurious decor and sleek dining room is where sustainability and sophistication meet. Reach out to us at 215.564.5337 to make a reservation or learn more about planning an event at R2L. We are available to speak with you at any time about creating a memorable dining experience.
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