New Vegan Tasting Menu at Meritage Restaurant & Wine Bar

Posted on Monday, October 25, 2010


4 Course Vegan Tasting for $35

Beginning Tuesday, October 26th, Chef Anne Coll of Meritage Restaurant & Wine Bar will offer her new four course vegan tasting menu. The cost is $35 per person, plus tax and gratuity. The menu is available on Tuesday nights only and features the finest ingredients and seasonal vegetables of autumn.

Meritage’s a la carte menu will also be offered.  Call 215-985-1922 to reserve your table.

Vegan Tasting Menu

35 per person (plus tax & gratuity)

Shot of butternut squash soup

Picked fall vegetables with a petite green salad and herb oil

Wild mushroom soup with cellophane noodles, swiss chard, king oyster, maitake,

and beech mushroom

Crispy chickpea and rice cake with harissa, smoked tomato chutney, spinach, tapenade, and sweet and sour eggplant chutney

Coconut tapioca with roasted pineapple, kiwi, and spicy nut brittle

“The gold standard for Korean tacos”

Inquirer food columnist, Rick Nichols calls Meritage “the gold standard for Korean tacos.”

“…But on Wednesdays, it’s a different level of the game at

Meritage, 20th and Lombard, where the Asian fusion sensibilities of chef Anne Coll produced a winner seven months ago that’s still my gold standard.”

“Its Korean taco is an unfussy rendering, stuffed with perfectly balanced, six-hour braised (in low-sodium soy sauce, red wine and rock sugar) short rib, topped with a soft crunch of kim chi, the pickled cabbage, scallion and sesame seeds. On busy nights, Coll says, she can sell up to 100; and up to seven a customer.”

“For those into food lineage, that primo example at Meritage is the handiwork of one of Coll’s team, Ann Suk Miller, the Korean-American chef who launched the first Philly version – ta-daah! – when she was cooking at Ansill.”

Korean tacos ($4) are available on Wednesdays only.

500 S. 20th Street | Philadelphia PA 19103 | 215 985 1922