Creating a new restaurant concept is hard. While celebrity chefs might delight with their culinary creations, many foodies look for a new idea to impress them. Beyond the farm to table, molecular gastronomy or global fusion concepts, diners want an experience that connects long after the last plate is cleared. With this new restaurant from Philadelphia Cream Cheese, it is time to eat your feelings.
At Feeladelphia by Philadelphia cream cheese, guests are welcomed into an environment where the dishes are inspired by feelings. Created by Jeremiah Stone and Fabián Von Hauske Valtierra, head chefs and owners of Michelin-starred Contra and Wildair, the six course multi-sensory dining experience encourages guests to pick up a utensil, engage the senses, and enjoy food in a whole new way.
According to Keenan White, Senior Brand Manager, Philadelphia, “Our brand platform, ‘You Don’t Just Taste It. You Feel It,’ was inspired by consumer narratives describing how Philadelphia cream cheese goes beyond incredible taste to stimulate the senses and evoke feeling in every bite.” The brand believes that the Feeladelphia restaurant and corresponding cookbook will inspire foodies to make a deeper connection between food and feelings.
Reservations for the Feeladelphia restaurant will be available via OpenTable at noon on July 11. The dinners will be offered July 14-17, priced at $35 a person. All proceeds will be donated to charity.
What is on the Philadelphia Cream Cheese restaurant, Feeladelphia, menu?
According to the brand, the Feeladelphia menu features the following:
- Awaken The Senses, Tantalize The Palate
- Preserved Black Truffle, Confit Garlic, Regalis Kaluga Caviar
- Experiment The Unknown, Discover Transformation
- Summer Greens, “Tofu”, Rich Miso Broth
- Immerse In Comfort, Stimulate Memories
- Gruyere, Comte, Fried Crispy Pasta
- Relish In Fulfillment, Delight In Satiety
- Short Rib, Beef Tongue, Brisket
- Reinvent The Familiar, Bewilder The Taste Buds
- Mousse, Cherry Granita, Chewy Cherries
- Dive into Simplicity, Awaken Your Inner Child
- Chocolate, Strawberry Curd, Mousse
As seen with the menu descriptions, the bespoke menu puts the focus on the “real feelings versus specific ingredients.” Just like the perfectly balanced bite can excite, stimulate and satisfy, an engaging dish can create a variety of emotions. With this menu, the dinner takes people on a journey and encourages them to explore how food makes them feel. It is more than just appreciating the flavor; it is seeing the bigger connection that food makes.
Although some people might recall the book Like Water For Chocolate or have spent a night on the couch with a tub of ice cream, this dinner is more than just wiping away the tears with a scoop of sweetness. It is rethinking how and why people put food on the plate and what makes them come back to the table.
For anyone who cannot get a table at Feeladelphia restaurant, the Feeladelphia Experience: An Immersive Cookbook will be available for purchase online. The special cookbook will include some of the recipes as well as “edible pages, interactive scents, curated sonic experiences.”
The Feeladelphia Experience: An Immersive Cookbook will be available for pre-order at July 11 at noon EST. For more information, please visit Feeladelphiacookbook.com.
Do you have a Philadelphia Cream Cheese recipe that brings out a special emotion every time you serve it? What is the most unusual dining experience that you have enjoyed?