Marigold Kitchen Offers Rare Sneak Peek of their Secret Menu!

Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014




Marigold Kitchen Offers Rare Sneak Peek of their Secret Menu

16 courses featuring the traditional foods of New Year’s Eve! 



Marigold Kitchen BYOB offers a unique dining experience – one meant to transcend the standard dinner. Guests are not simply fed, but rather enticed into sampling a wide variety of textures and flavors, comprising cuisines from around the world while using seasonally relevant ingredients. The menu is tailored to suit most dietary restrictions and is presented as a surprise!


However, chef/owners Andrew Kochan and Tim Lanza are offering a rare sneak peek of their New Year’s Eve Menu. Diners can expect the traditional New Year’s Eve foods and traditions, transformed in whimsical Marigold Kitchen fashion. 


These additions (imagine champagne, lobster, escargot, ossetra caviar and clams) will be added to the regular winter menu, totaling 16 courses! The cost is $100 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Open seating is offered from 5:30 – 8:30pm. 


Come join Chefs Andrew Kochan and Tim Lanza in their home to ring in the new year! For reservations call 215-222-3699 and for more information visit



Sneak Peek at Marigold Kitchen’s New Year’s Eve Menu 
16 courses for $100 per person, plus tax and gratuity
Open seating from 5:30 – 8:30pm
Dinner Highlights…

complimentary glass of champagne 

Royal Russian Lobster
decadence of caviar, lobster and Russian vodka 
paired with the comforting notes of borscht and crème fraîche     
silky wild mushroom and parmigiano broth 

accented with gremolata in multiple textures and cured pork 

“Clam Chowder”
 a playful re-imagination of a classic dish


About Marigold Kitchen

 Gorgonzola cremeux with concord foam, hazelnut praline and honey comb


Marigold Kitchen is an upscale BYOB offering an avant-garde New American tasting menu in a traditional Victorian home. Sophisticated but whimsical, playful yet refined. Every experiment and flair is polished and purposeful, with a real raison d’etre. There is a planned continuity across courses that makes the menu cohesive and coherent.

Some courses are designed to transport the diner somewhere foreign and exotic. While others still evoke the nostalgic comfort of familiarity. 

Join Marigold Kitchen in their traditional Victorian home, that was rated one of the coziest restaurants in Philadelphia, and sit for as long as you like – the table is yours for the evening. 

About the Chef/Owners…


Chef Andrew Kochan:

Chef Andrew Kochan has deep roots in the Main Line area outside of Philadelphia. He grew up in Penn Valley, was graduated from the Haverford School for Boys and completed a degree in mathematical economics from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. Yet, with all indications pointing to a career in finance, Chef Kochan felt unsatisfied and drawn to an entirely different field.

In three short years Chef Kochan completed a second degree in Culinary Management, gained a coveted position in the kitchen of Chef Robert Halpern, rose to the rank of Sous Chef at Marigold Kitchen and subsequently purchased said business along with Chef Tim Lanza. Under the creative leadership of Chef Kochan, Marigold Kitchen is poised to become the most unique and exciting restaurant in Philadelphia.

Chef Tim Lanza:

Fortunately for the fine-dining enthusiasts of Philadelphia Chef Tim Lanza, a New Jersey native, chose to study and work in the city of Philadelphia. Having worked in medicine and studied marketing, Chef Lanza found himself drawn to the allure of the fine dining industry. He subsequently earned himself a degree in culinary arts from the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Philadelphia.

While completing his degree, Chef Lanza spent what little free time that he had working at the Marigold Kitchen under acclaimed Chef Robert Halpern. It was in that time that Chef Lanza developed his discipline and intensity, further expanded his skill sets and quickly earned the prestigious title of Chef de Cuisine.
Marigold Kitchen serves dinner Tuesday through Saturday 

beginning at 6:00pm. Their last seating of the night is at 8:30pm.

Marigold Kitchen BYOB
501 South 45th Street | Philadelphia, PA 19104 | 215-222-3699