Marigold Kitchen Releases Details on Super-Secret Tasting Menu

At Marigold Kitchen, co-owners/chefs Andrew Kochan and Tim Lanza and chef Keith Krajewski like to keep the always-evolving menu a surprise and have dishes remain top secret until guests are presented with dinner. The restaurant’s wide-ranging tasting menu evolves each month and highlights seasonal ingredients crafted into gorgeous plates that are truly a feast for all of the senses.

In honor of the new tasting menu being unveiled in the coming weeks, Kochan and Lanza are breaking their silence and tempting us with 6 dishes that will appear on the upcoming 13- to 15-course menu. Highlights include:

Tomato Soup

Tomato soup poured tableside, with crème fraiche foam, snipped chives and a cabbot clothbound cheddar croquette

Bleu Cheese Cavatelli

Cavatelli with bleu cheese, tossed in brown butter and placed atop a bed of sliced radicchio and grapes dressed in port vinaigrette


New Zealand venison loin marinated in gin and honey, pan-seared and served with jus, chestnut purée, roasted brussels sprouts, salt-baked sunchokes, gooseberries and mulled Asian pears

Mushroom Panna Cotta

Silken mushroom panna cotta dusted lightly with sundried tomato powder and paired with orange-braised fennel, gremolata and candied hazelnuts

Textures of Candy Bar

Textures of candy bar puffed rice, peanut butter mousse, caramel powder, coconut cake and a dark chocolate soup

Fortune Cookie

Bergamot fortune cookie filled with quotations from famous chefs around the world

Can’t wait to save your seat at the table? Marigold Kitchen serves dinner Tuesday through Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. The last seating of the night is at 8:30 p.m. The cost for the 13- to 15-course menu is $90 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Guests are asked about any food allergies or dislikes prior to dining. Call the restaurant for reservations!

Marigold Kitchen is located at 501 S. 45th St. in Philadelphia; phone: (215) 222-3699.