NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Philippe is the eponymous Manhattan restaurant of Chef Philippe Chow, the talented Hong Kong native who helmed the famed Mr. Chow for 25 years before opening his own New York flagship restaurant. At Philippe, Chef Chow draws upon his classical culinary training, putting his own spin on traditional Chinese cuisine with results that are modern, flavorful, and theatrical. This December marks Philippe Chow's 12th year in the Manhattan's Upper East Side.
The Upper East Side restaurant's atmosphere is minimalist and stylish, attracting a nightly following that makes up a virtual "who's who" of the music, film and sports industries, not to mention politicos, CEOs and an array of additional New York influencers. Diners have included A-List celebrities like Conor McGregor, Rihanna, Matt Damon, Kobe Bryant, Oprah Winfrey, Anna Wintour, Robert De Niro, Beyonce, Jay-Z and Puff Daddy. Philippe's interior utilizes a signature color palette of black and white throughout the venue, with pops of bold red to symbolize good fortune and joy, according to Chinese tradition. The main dining room, skylight room and lounge located on the first floor offer plush leather banquettes and intimate booths that lend an air of opulence as the glow from flickering candles and overhead skylights set the tone for a luxurious dining experience. For VIP patrons seeking something a bit more secluded, a seductive subterranean floor offers a lounge, as well as two intimate dining rooms, the wine cellar and Marquis room, which are common haunts of New York's celebrity and elite.
Chef Chow, who was born in China and has been cooking professionally since he was a teenager in Hong Kong, is best known for his dumpling preparations, hand-pulled noodles and large-format, show-stopping dishes that are as lavish as they are delicious. Chef Chow was at the forefront of bringing elevated Chinese cuisine to New York City. The food at Philippe is served family-style and signature items include Salt & Pepper Lobster, Chicken Satay, Glazed Spare Ribs, Filet Mignon with oyster sauce and the legendary Peking Duck, which is carved tableside and served with house-made pancakes. Using locally sourced ingredients Chef Chow has created a menu maximizing sustainable seafood and humanely raised meats. There are also several off-menu specialties available for in-the-know regulars that Chef Chow will whip up personally. Since opening, Philippe Chow has received top culinary accolades including "Best Peking Duck" from the New York Observer and "Best in Chinese" by Zagat.
In addition to the dishes that exemplify Chef Chow's take on classic Beijing-style cuisine, Philippe has an award winning wine list with wines by the bottle and glass from all over the world, as well as a selection of vintage champagne. Guests can also sip on specialty cocktails, many of which are reminiscent of the Far East but with a New York twist. The Lychee Martini has become the go to cocktail for many of Philippe's celebrity clientele.
To end their meal on a sweet note, Philippe is proud to welcome back Pastry Chef Terri Dreisbach. Her new desserts use an Asian flavor profile to compliment American classics. The mouthwatering selection includes Coconut-Ginger Beer Float, Key Lime Verrine, and a Warm Spiced Pear & Almond Cream Tart. These desserts are a great addition to the existing Philippe signature classics like the Fortune Cookie Red Velvet Cake and Cotton Candy Baked Alaska recently featured on Good Morning America.
Thanks to its no-hold-barred take on Chinese food and Upper East Side chic atmosphere, Philippe has been a New York staple for an elegant yet lively night out in New York for the past twelve years. Chef Philippe humbly states that his continued devotion to the brand is driven by his love of "cooking for people and delivering an exquisite taste."
Philippe is located at 33 E. 60th Street New York, NY. For more information please call 917.831.4233 or visit www.philippechow.com.
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