Derek’s 18th Anniversary $18 Menu Continues!

Posted on Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Derek Davis Celebrates 18 Years in Manayunk: 3 Courses for $18

…Through Labor Day!

Derek Davis of Derek’s in Manayunk, is celebrating 18 years on Main Street by rolling back the prices!

Now through Labor Day, Derek’s will offer a 3 course menu for $18, that reprises the greatest hits from the past 18 years.  A selection of wines by the glass will be offered at $5.

Derek’s 18th Anniversary $18 Rollback Menu

(3 courses for $18 per person, plus tax and gratuity)

Small plates (choice of)
crispy thin onion rings
lightly floured and flash fried

gazpacho soup
tomato and cucumber puree, served with garlic croutons and sour cream

local-organic baby green salad
with local pear tomatoes, diced cucumber and balsamic vinaigrette

steamed sweet potato and sesame seed dumplings
pan seared with sweet soy and cabbage leaf


Large plates (choice of)
risotto primavera
arborio rice tossed with broccoli, peas, asparagus, haricot verts, tomato,
red peppers, basil, parsley, butter, and Romano cheese

grilled boneless pork chop
marinated with basil pesto and served with tomato and cucumber panzenella salad

angel hair pasta with sauted p.e.i mussels
spicy tomato sauce and herbs

chicken and goat cheese piedini
chicken confit, caramelized onions, raspberry barbecue sauce, arugula and chèvre
all rolled in pizza dough, served with baby green salad. a sonoma classic!
is it a sandwich? is it a pizza? is it a wrap?  yes!

grilled chicken breast and mashed potatoes
cardamon scented with fried shallot rings, balsamic glaze and broccoli aglio olio


Dessert (choice of)
classic crème brulee
i was fortunate enough to work with sirio maccioni in the 80’s
at the original le cirque
. the original recipe was perfected here,
and we still do it exactly as the master intended

white chocolate bread pudding
served warm with white chocolate sauce and berries

chocolate trifle semifreddo parfait
layers of chocolate cake and berry laced cream

Derek’s does Taste of the Nation!___________________

Derek Davis joins the city’s top chefs, including esteemed honorary co-chairs Jose Garces of Amanda, Tinto, Distrito and Chifa, and Marc Vetri of Vetri and Osteria. They come together to take a bite out of childhood hunger on August 17, when Taste of the Nation returns to the Loews Hotel.

Guests will have the opportunity to sample an array of culinary excellence from the city’s best restaurants.

In addition to a bounty of culinary delights, Taste of the Nation will feature silent and live auctions, giving guests the opportunity to bid on exceptional items including restaurant experiences and unique gifts.

Local beneficiaries include Philabundance, Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger, The Food Trust, and the Pennsylvania Hunger Action Center.

Taste of the Nation Philadelphia
Monday, August 17
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Loews Philadelphia Hotel
1200 Market Street
$75 per person, $85 day of event

Derek Davis takes on Roy’s Aloha Kitchen Challenge______

Experience Roy’s Aloha Kitchen Challenge, where students from the prestigious Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College team up with seasoned professional chefs in an exciting cooking challenge. Watch as they battle for bragging rights and a once-in-a-lifetime Roy’s internship for the winning team’s student. A panel of celebrity judges will oversee the challenge.

Guests will be treated to a five-course meal. Guest chefs for the evening include Derek Davis of Derek’s, Patrick Fuery of Nectar and Aaron Fleisch of Fleming’s Marlton New Jersey. Reservations for the event must be made over the phone, and we encourage you to make yours early as seating is limited. The gauntlet has been thrown. Come see which team emerges victorious.

Roy’s Aloha Kitchen Challenge
Tuesday, August 18
6:30 – 9:00 PM
Call 215.988.1814 for reservations
$85 per person

Derek’s * 4411 Main Street, Manayunk, PA *  215-483-9400

About Derek’s______________________________

Since coming to Manayunk almost 18 years ago, Chef/owner Derek Davis has been living his dream. “Anybody who can make their living doing what they love is truly successful,” explains Derek.

“Derek’s has evolved into the most sophisticated dining destination on Main Street. Guests come for our seasonally inspired cuisine that is both contemporary and classic. Derek’s has evolved into the come anytime, feel good place that I had always envisioned.”

“Fine food, fine drinks and fine service is what I’m talking about! See you on Main Street!”

4411 Main Street * Manayunk * 215.483.9400