3/22/2013 04:45:00 PM

Pub & Kitchen Getting a New Chef and a Facelift

One of Collins' meaty dishes from DBGB
Another area native who left for NYC is returning to Philly. Eli Collins has been named new head chef at Pub & Kitchen, which has been without a top toque since Jonathan Adams stepped down at the beginning of the year. Collins comes off an executive chef position at Daniel Boulud’s DBGB. Prior to that he spent time in Philly at Daniel Stern’s Gayle (where he met P&K’s Ed Hackett) and at Supper.

A brand new menu will be launched soon, featuring a new house-ground burger; housemade sausages; a chilled olive-tapenade-poached veal leg; a take on vitello tonnato; and a panna cotta with rhubarb-balsamic sauce.

The Lombard Street favorite is getting more than a new chef. A full facelift is planned for the space, and to let designer Ian Chapin do his thing, Pub & Kitchen will close briefly, from April 1-15. Regulars need not worry, the interior will remain familiar, but if Chapin’s work at the beautiful Fitler Dining Room is any indication, this redo will be a welcome change.

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