The Brandywine Restaurant

Here’s what to expect at the Brandywine Restaurant

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

Nothing gets Wilmington residents quite as excited as a new restaurant—unless it’s a celebrity sighting. I recently experienced both thrills on one evening.  The Brandywine Restaurant at 2000 Pennsylvania Ave.—which many call “the old Michael Christopher’s building”—had an invitation-only preview, and Brent Celek, a former Philadelphia Eagles tight end, was in attendance. I don’t follow sports, so I relied on …

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A chef shakeup. A new Brandywine Restaurant. A look at old faves

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

  Manisha Collet-Govinden, the opening chef at Bar Reverie in Greenville, is no longer at the restaurant.   Owner David Dietz had “moved mountains” to bring the family to Delaware. (They previously owned a restaurant in Paris.) But ultimately, it was not a good fit. The new chef, Steve Taplin, started Sept. 17 after working on new dishes at Dietz’s BBC …

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Restaurants wrestle with pricing to cover industry cost hikes

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

Bardea Food + Drink is one of the restaurants trying a temporary surchange to help them beat inflation. Photo by Valeria Boltneva/Pexels Since Valentine’s Day was on a Monday, many restaurants had four nights of solid reservations. The business was welcome, considering that most experienced a disastrous January due to mask mandates, bitterly cold weather and ailing staff. But a …