Sunday, May 6, 2012
My other dining experience during the music film festival was Sunday afternoon at Tria (3131 Walnut Street). My sister had given me a gift certificate for Christmas and this was the perfect time to make use of it.
This spot used to be called Biba, same owner, Jon Myerow who has Tria cafes in Rittenhouse Square and Washington Square West. But this location was going to focus on wines, so it was given a different moniker. However, now it appears to just be a 3rd Tria.
Tria does a great thing called Sunday School, where they choose a selection of beers, wines and cheese, give a detailed description and price the items very low so you can sample several things, although I just had one Sly Fox beer.
I started with: Warm Tuscan White Bean Spread with Paprika Toast $4½ - 3 Tines And Rosemary and Fennel Marinated Olives $4 - 3 Tines
And then I had one of those moments when you just really savor what you're eating. I really can't even describe why, but this was hands down the BEST PANINI I've ever eaten: Smoked Chicken Panino with Caciocavallo, Piquillo Peppers and Balsamic Onion $9½ - 4 Tines
Dining "Tine" Rating System: * Excellent - 4 Tines / * Great - 3 Tines / * Good - 2 Tines / * Fair - 1 Tine / * Poor - Tarnished
And since I like highlighting Philly eating - here's a little Tria commercial: