The Launch Party for Campo at Le Virtu - Philadelphia PA

For last night's outing A.D. (my husband) and I dined alfresco at the launch party for Le Virtu restaurant's new outdoor space, Campo. The evening was headed by Executive Chef Joe Cicala and featured Abruzzese cuisine including roast suckling pig and butlered hors d'oeuvres. My favorites were the olive balls, the homemade sausage with pollenta and the grilled bread with spreadable salami and caramelized onions.

The event also showcased artisanal wine and local craft beers including selections from Weyerbacher who introduced me to my new favorite brew, Merry Monks' Ale. It was sweet and smooth with a fruity palate and spicy finish that made for an excellent pairing with the food.

The Campo staff was friendly and the space was attractive (loved the mural) and comfortable. Attire ranged from designer jeans and boots to fancy frocks and stilettos. Campo will be hosting a series of culinary events from now through mid-October.

Le Virtu / Campo
1927 East Passyunk Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19148

Photo by Glamorosi

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