There are four restaurants in Philadelphia that deal with the same Burgundian snail purveyor- Bistrot La Minette, Bibou, Southwark, and Matyson. I have now dined in all of them and can say with confidence- that they are some of the city's best.
All four celebrated National Escargot Day with an all snail menu.
Lance and I decided on Matyson. I have an event coming up on June 28th there and I was embarrassed that I had not been. We don't make it to BYOs often.
Matyson was wonderful. We had to change our reservation twice, and they weren't annoyed at all.
First- because Lance was working a bit later then because we decided to go to a mystery happy hour.
Then it was snails, snails, and more snails. (It was a little dark so the photos are - a little dark)
|Fried Snails -Three Ways|
|Polenta ShortCake with Black Berries and Creme Fraiche|
|Veal stuffed with escargot served with morel mushrooms and faro|
|Chocolate Marshmallow mouse cake|
Menu has not been determined yet- but I am so excited to work with them. Call restaurant for reservations.