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Philippe Chow cooking up expansion plans

Philippe Chow Cooking Up Expansion Plans

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Upscale Chinese restaurant Philippe is cooking up a new chapter.

After years of litigation with the famed Mr. Chow restaurant, the bankruptcy of a Florida location and a change in investors, its new owners, Merchants Hospitality Group, have plans to open outlets in Las Vegas and Dubai early next year with other locations in the pipeline, according to Merchants.

The company has invested $1 million in hiring new management, including John Villa, a Tao Group veteran who joined the company as president of Philippe Brands in June, and Amanda Bourne, a former Food Network personality, as director of global events.

Right now, the original Philippe at 33 E. 60th St. is the only restaurant after about half-dozen others closed in cities including Miami and Beverly Hills.

Merchants, which owns an 89 percent slice of Philippe NYC, first invested in the company in 2012.

The debts and management issues that arose under Philippe’s past owners, including Stratis Morfogen, continue to dog the company, as was the case last week when a minority investor, Dave 60 NYC, filed for Chapter 11.

Dave 60 NYC’s 11 percent share will be bought by Merchants when its claims are cleared, according to the company.

The Post had previously reported that the investor had a majority stake that imperiled the company’s operations.

The bankruptcy has “no effect whatsoever on Philippe,” said bankruptcy lawyer Mitchell Greene.

New York LifeStyles Magazine Summer Dining Guide

Summer Dining Guide

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This summer, make the most of the long balmy nights in the city that never sleeps and discover the best evening dining options in New York. From SoHo to the Upper East Side, these restaurants ensure an inviting atmosphere and delicious food to share with friends and family. Enjoy a delectable meal until as late as 2:00am at these New York hotspots, which also feature extensive cocktail menus and a wide selection of wines and beer.

Philippe Chow

Owner and Executive Chef Philippe Chow puts his own contemporary spin on
traditional Beijing-style cuisine at Philippe on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
This elegant Chinese restaurant serves an expertly designed menu of signature
dishes such as Chicken Satay, Peking Duck, Green Prawns, and Nine Seasons
Spicy Prawns—each presented family style—as well as a too-good-to-resist
dessert menu from pastry chef Kostas Paterakis, that includes Red Velvet Cake;
the gluten-free Warm, Bittersweet Chocolate Molten Cake; and Peanut Butter
Mousse Pie. Specialty drinks ranging from a Lychee Martini to Midnight Mojito,
are just the icing on this epicurean cake. In addition to its delectable cuisine,
Philippe can meet the needs of high-profile diners looking for an intimate meal
with friends without prying eyes. Guests may enjoy the restaurant’s expansive
space set over three floors with an interior which exudes an air of exoticness
and opulence, with a signature color palette of black, white and red. Dinner is
served until 11:30pm (Monday – Saturday) and Sunday until 11:00pm.
Philippe Chow

33 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10065
(212) 644-8885
www.philippechow.com

 

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TravelLady Philippe Chow

Philippe Chow

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New York: Philippe Chow brings sophistication to Beijing cuisine

Philippe Chow’s cuisine is delicate, subtle, an infusion of Chinese flavors into an American sensibility. One of the waiters told me, “It’s Americanized food. It’s Beijing style, but you won’t find this in Beijing.” It’s a sophisticated take on Beijing cuisine.

Certainly, the elegant ambience, with dark wood and leather banquettes, cream walls, soft recessed lights, wood timbers on the ceiling, white table cloths and low music are more Upper East Side New York than Chinatown.

Philippe Chow was born in China in 1958 and began cooking professionally when he was a teenager in Hong Kong. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1979 and worked for the restaurant “Mr. Chow” (no relation) in Manhattan. Some 25 years later, in 2005, he opened this restaurant.

His signature dishes belong to elegant cuisine, with a Chinese inflection. This is not the Chinese restaurant you grew up with.

We started with the excellent satay chicken, a flat piece of chicken folded around a long stick. The chicken had an orangey color.

Our waiter, Hassim, said it was marinated in a secret sauce. He said, “I’ve been working here nine years and I still don’t know the recipe. They keep it secret in the kitchen.”

It was bathed in a delicate, not overpowering peanut sauce. Smooth, refined, and very good — not as pungent as you’d expect peanut sauce to be.

Next came the honey glazed spare ribs. Unlike the strong overpowering barbecue sauce one is used to with ribs, this was also nicely understated, though I’d have liked the ribs to be moister. And perhaps have had more of the delicious sauce on the side.

A bottle of Wente chardonnay, by the way, had good mellow flavor, that went perfectly with the dishes we chose.

Sea bass, a fish the best restaurants are serving, was soft and delicate, and seasoned with not one but two different sauces — black bean and garlic. The sea bass was mild but had an elegant texture, and the sauces were a perfect accompaniment. Nice to have it with two very different flavors.

Of course, the pièce de résistance was the Peking duck. It was brought out on a rolling cart and set to where we could see an expert kitchen worker carve it, moving his long knife through the bird as if it were butter, the pieces of duck layered as if in a design around a platter.

Then the platter was brought to our table and soon joined by a pile of pancakes and a dish of thick hoisin sauce.

The dusky-colored duck was light and rich at the same time. How does Philippe do that! We delighted in wrapping the house-made pancakes around the small round slices of duck, with the hoisin sauce offering just the right heady companion.

So sorry didn’t have room for the House Filet Mignon. But it was on to desert, a very light one.

To finish, we shared a platter of melon, pineapple and two sorbets, mango and berry.

Did you expect a fortune cookie and ice cream?

If you go

Philippe Chow
33 East 60th Street
New York, NY

(212) 644-8885

Lunch 12–3:30pm, dinner 6–11:30pm.
Seats 150, plus six private rooms.

Three Course Lunch Monday – Saturday 12pm to 3:30 pm $23.95 for 8 guests or less.
Pre Fixe Menus for groups of 10 or more. 3 appetizers and 3 entrees at a starting price of approximately $55 per person for lunch and $75 per person for dinner.

If you arrive a bit early or just want to hang out, the front bar is inviting.

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Grub Street The Absolute Best Peking Duck in New York

The Absolute Best Peking Duck in New York

By Grub Street | PDF Article | Original Article

For six weeks, the editors of New York and Grub Street are publishing a series of definitive lists that declare the absolute best versions of 101 things to eat, drink, and do. When it comes to Chinese food, no dish inspires more passionate argument than the different styles and qualities of that imperial Mandarin delicacy, Peking duck. So consider this highly subjective ranking — which includes lavish nightclub establishments, venerable Chinese restaurant chains, and a small West Village basement operation that serves only duck — our contribution to this ancient ongoing debate.

4. Philippe by Philippe Chow
33 E. 60th St., nr. Madison Ave.; 212-644-8885

There are many reasons not to visit this clamorous Mr. Chow rival (the dim, narrow, noisy rooms; the uneven quality of the menu; the entitled, yammering clientele), but the excellent house Peking duck isn’t one of them. The scallions are a little withered, but the pancakes are just the right size, and the mahogany-colored bird is decadently rich without being too fatty and professionally sliced tableside.

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MomStart New York Dining Guide for Mothers Day 2016

New York Dining Guide for Mother’s Day 2016

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New Yorkers: Here’s your last-minute dining guide with the best spots to take mom to dinner tonight!

Philippe Chow
Owner and Executive Chef Philippe Chow puts his own contemporary spin on traditional Beijing-style cuisine at Philippe on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. This elegant Chinese restaurant serves an expertly designed menu of signature dishes such as Chicken Satay, Peking Duck, Green Prawns, and Nine Seasons Spicy Prawns—each presented family style—as well as a too-good-to-resist dessert menu from pastry chef Kostas Paterakis, that includes Red Velvet Cake; the gluten-free Warm, Bittersweet Chocolate Molten Cake; and Peanut Butter Mousse Pie. Specialty drinks ranging from a Lychee Martini to Midnight Mojito, are just the icing on this epicurean cake.

33 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10065
(212) 644-8885
www.philippechow.com

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Eventincite Celebrate Mothers Day at Philippe Chow

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Philippe Chow

By Event Incite | PDF Article | Original Article

Philippe Chow
33 East 60th Street New York, NY 10065

Owner and Executive Chef Philippe Chow puts his own contemporary spin on traditional Beijing-style cuisine at Philippe on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. This elegant Chinese restaurant serves an expertly designed menu of signature dishes such as Chicken Satay, Peking Duck, Green Prawns, and Nine Seasons Spicy Prawns—each presented family style—as well as a too-good-to-resist dessert menu from pastry chef Kostas Paterakis, that includes Red Velvet Cake; the gluten-free Warm, Bittersweet Chocolate Molten Cake; and Peanut Butter Mousse Pie. Specialty drinks ranging from a Lychee Martini to Midnight Mojito, are just the icing on this epicurean cake.

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Lawlor Media Group Best Of New York Dining Guide For Mothers Day 2016

Best Of New York Dining Guide For Mothers Day 2016

By Lawlor Media Group | PDF Article | Original Article

Owner and Executive Chef Philippe Chow puts his own contemporary spin on traditional Beijing-style cuisine at Philippe on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. This elegant Chinese restaurant serves an expertly designed menu of signature dishes such as Chicken Satay, Peking Duck, Green Prawns, and Nine Seasons Spicy Prawns—each presented family style—as well as a too-good-to-resist dessert menu from pastry chef Kostas Paterakis, that includes Red Velvet Cake; the gluten-free Warm, Bittersweet Chocolate Molten Cake; and Peanut Butter Mousse Pie. Specialty drinks ranging from a Lychee Martini to Midnight Mojito, are just the icing on this epicurean cake.

33 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10065
(212) 644-8885
www.philippechow.com

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Queer Voices NYC Mothers Day 2016 Dining Guide

NYC Mother’s Day 2016 Dining Guide

By Queer Voices | PDF Article | Original Article

We know that even the best amongst you sometimes forget to plan everything. That’s why we’ve put together a star-studded list of Manhattan hothttp://queer-voices.com/2016/05/nyc-mothers-day-dining-guide-2016/ taken the work out of the process for you, simply make reservations and bask in her approval.

Philippe, under the watchful eye of owner and executive chef Philippe Chow, offers a unique, contemporary spin on traditional Beijing-style cuisine at this Upper East Side eatery. Known for its impressive roster of A-list regulars, its not unheard of to rub elbows with the likes of President Barrack Obama, Lady Gaga, Oprah, Paul McCartney, Charlie Rose, or Mariah Carey. Treat mom to Philippe’s signature Beijing Chicken (sauteed and served with a sweet red bean sauce and walnuts) and a warm (gluten-free), bittersweet, molten chocolate cake. Please just make sure you don’t neglect the offerings of the bar… you’ll certainly want to sip a Philippetini (Absolut vodka, lychee and fresh squeezed pineapple juice, triple sec, and a splash of Chambord) or one of the many tempting specialty drinks.

Oh, and lastly don’t forget to get Mom a card (and maybe some flowers)!

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Bite of the best Philippe Chow Upper East Side NYC

Philippe Chow, Upper East Side, NYC

By Bite Of The Best | PDF Article

My dining partner had been to Philippe, by Philippe Chow, many times as his office was nearby. He mentioned that this family-style restaurant is known for generous portions and good Beijing-style cuisine.
We discussed ordering the Peking duck that they’re known for, but instead opted for a variety of Philippe’s other signature items — asking the dining room manager for suggestions of what not to miss as I was their guest. Although he highly recommended their satay, that was my least favorite dish. The satay with three skewers of chicken strips is oddly orange colored and served with chef Chow’s very light peanut sauce. I prefer mine much more peanutty and spicy.
The lettuce wraps were much better. They included fresh crisp leaves of iceberg lettuce to fill with the huge portion of diced chicken and vegetables and to drizzle with a hoisin-like sauce ($18). A hearty portion that could have easily fed a family of four. Also good are the six pork soup dumplings ($16). My dining companion — who had lived in Beijing — explained how he was taught to eat these delicate morsels: puncture the dumpling on the spoon to release the hot soup liquid and then wait about 40 seconds until it cools.
Even though they a bit too much breading, I like the wok-fried nine seasons spicy prawns ($32) in a sweet and sour sauce, made spicy with the addition of crushed dried red pepper.
Their black bass comes sliced thin and drizzled with two sauces — one a black bean, the other a ginger garlic sauce ($30). I had to try the not-as-traditional filet mignon ($37). I liked this crusted, cooked rare and sliced thin beef and topped
with a black pepper and brown garlic sauce. We needed some veggies to balance out all these protein dishes. I’d recommend the steamed mixed veggies ($12), that evening came with broccoli, carrots, zucchini, mushrooms and bok choy.

We did indulge in pastry chef Kostas Paterakis’ chocolate dessert offerings ($15) of his warm chocolate moulton cake topped with vanilla ice cream and — our favorite — the dark chocolate moist layer cake with a raspberry drizzle.
Philippe offers good service — albeit way too quickly. I actually had to ask them to slow down! The black and white surroundings with dim lighting are conducive to pleasant dining, yet not the noise level. It was almost too deafening for conversation without shouting.

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Zagat Reviews Philippe Chow

Philippe Chow

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Philippe

“Low-lit and high-class”, this East Side Chinese channels “Mr. Chow” with “well-crafted” cuisine served to a “glamorous” crowd in digs that turn “cacophonous” when going full tilt (the back room’s more “chill”); skeptics shrug the scene’s “better than the food” and note that the $24 prix fixe lunch is one way around the “sky-high” tabs.


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Where New York The Guide Dining

The Guide Dining

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Upper East Side

PhilippeChinese. Generous portions of Beijing fare, such as green prawns tossed with cashew nuts, water chestnuts, peppers and black mushrooms, are served in an elegant dining room located steps from Central Park.

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Citybizlist The Top 5 Places to Celebrate Your Birthday in Manhattan

The Top 5 Places to Celebrate Your Birthday in Manhattan

By Citybizlist | PDF Article | Original Article
Depending on how you feel about them, birthdays can either mark a momentous occasion or simply serve as a reminder that you’re getting older. In Manhattan, however, even those reluctant to mark the passing of another year can find some serious fun, thanks to the plethora of exciting birthday venues where you can celebrate in style. From the Upper East Side to Lower Manhattan, these venues might just make it a happy birthday after all.

Philippe Chow

If you’re in the market for a meal you won’t soon forget, head to the Upper East Side for a birthday dinner at Philippe Chow. The restaurant’s Beijing cuisine is expertly executed, from the soup dumplings to the filet mignon with oyster sauce, and their lengthy lists of wine, champagne, and cocktails will get even the most resistant celebrator into a festive mood.
Give yourself the best gift you can get this year with a fun birthday celebration at one of New York’s best restaurants.
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OKMagazine Philipe Chow Spa Chicken Salad

Philipe Chow Spa Chicken Salad

By OK Magazine | PDF Article

Sometimes the best part about roasting a chicken is getting creative with the leftovers. This recipe from Philippe Chow, chef-owner of the famed restaurant Philippe in New York City –which regulary draws celebrities such as Rihanna and Lady Gaga — offers an elegant Asian-inspired take on a next day salad, with slices of cold roasted Peking chicken (basted with a mix of honey, soy sauce and Tabasco before roasting) layered over a bed of mixed greens and doused in a tangy rice vinegar and soy based dressing. It´s low calorie but thoroughly satisfying. (How do you think all those stars stay slim after all?).

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Influencer Philippe Chow Premier Celebrity Hotspot

Philippe Chow Premier Celebrity Hotspot

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Philippe New York Reigns Supreme as The Premier Celebrity Hotspot for Contemporary Asian Dining

Since opening in 2005, Philippe New York continues its reign as one of the premier destinations for haute Beijing-style cuisine and as one of New York’s leading celebrity hotspots.

Celebrity clientele at Philippe span the worlds of music, movies, television, sports and society and include Rihanna, Kobe Bryant, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Kylie Jenner, Rick Ross, Oprah Winfrey, Nas, Sir Paul McCartney, James Harden, Robinson Cano, Reverend Al Sharpton, Nene Leakes, Charlie Rose, Queen Latifah, Nathan Lane, Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler and Derrick Rose.

The unique menu prepared by Chef Philippe Chow personally includes delectable dishes that keeps celebrities and regulars coming back such as the famed Chicken Satay, prepared in Chef Philippe’s famous cream sauce, perfectly glazed Roasted Peking Duck served with housemade pancakes, Green Prawns and the Filet Mignon and Broccoli. At Philippe, all signature dishes are served in generous “family style” portions, perfect for sharing with groups, which creates a fun and lively dining experience.

In addition to its delectable cuisine, Philippe attracts high-profile diners looking for an intimate meal with friends without prying eyes. Guests may enjoy the restaurant’s expansive space set over three floors with an interior which exudes an air of exoticness and opulence, with a signature color palette of black, white and red. Candlelight casts a dim glow over the dining room’s dark wood features and plush banquettes. Those who seek additional privacy may take advantage of this haute eatery’s wealth of private dining options, which includes six private dining rooms along with its exclusive wine cellars frequented by the likes of Will.i.am, Jay-Z and Mariah Carey to name a few.

Philippe New York is located at 33 East 60th Street, between Madison Ave & Park Ave, New York, NY 10022

For more information visit: www.philippechow.com

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Bella Magazine Philippe Chow 10th Anniversary

Philippe Chow New York 10th Anniversary

By Bella Magazine | PDF Article

Chinese Restaurant Philippe celebrated its 10th Anniversary with an invitation-only red carpet fête hosted by Philippe Chow (executive chef), Steve Boxer (COO); Edis Julevic (general manager), Kostas Paterakis (pastry chef and captain) and the entire Philippe team on Tuesday, January 12, 2016.

 

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Global Vision John Villa New President Of Philippe

John Villa New President Of Philippe

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GAME OF CROWNS: TAO GROUP VETERAN JOHN VILLA APPOINTED PRESIDENT OF PHILIPPE CHOW

The New York haute Chinese restaurant Philippe Chow announces the appointment of hospitality industry all-star John Villa to the new role of President, Philippe Brands to drive strategic brand development. John Villa joins Philippe after an incredibly successful 10 year run at TAO Group, one of America’s top grossing restaurant empires where he spearheaded the growth of Tao Group to the powerhouse that it is today with TAO Restaurant and TAO Downtown being two of the highest grossing
restaurants in the United States.
In addition to his leadership as a Senior Executive and the Corporate Chef of the TAO Group, John Villa also brings extensive nightlife experience to his new role, having overseen the creation of the menus at Lavo, Bodega Negra, PHD Rooftop and Rickey Bar in addition to managing all operations at Lavo.
With their newly appointed President Philippe plans to enter a new era of expansion, both by growing the existing brand – building a nationally presence for Philippe Chow restaurants beyond their current locations in New York City and East Hampton. In addition, Villa will lead the national launch of a new brand, Philippe Noodle Shop, where diners will be able to enjoy signature classics such as its famous Chicken Satays on the go across the nation.
Philippe specializes in exquisitely prepared Beijing-Style Cuisine, made by Chef Philippe Chow himself, in family-style portions promoting a social atmosphere. In addition to the exclusive social setting, Philippe New York is known for being a celebrity magnet with nightly notable guests including Rhianna, Beyoncé, Drew Barrymore, Kylie Jenner, Kobe Bryant, Nathan Lane, Queen Latifah, Charlie Rose, Rick Ross and Sir Paul McCartney.
In addition, Philippe is the most visited restaurant in NYC for athletes who are in town to play the New York Knicks, including the entire Golden State Warriors team who recently took over the restaurant.
The Philippe Brands and Restaurants were acquired in 2013 by Merchants Hospitality, led by Chief Executive Officer, Abraham Merchant. Investment firm, Merchants Hospitality is a is a well-capitalized Real Estate Investment Group with multiple holdings and investments in Hotels, Residential
Buildings, and Office Towers throughout the United States and Caribbean in addition to owing 18 restaurants.
Merchants’ deep investment portfolio and well capitalized fund creates a unique investment firm that enables it to invest equity for the development, ownership and management of real estate, restaurants and hotels.
ABOUT MERCHANTS HOSPITALITY, INC.
Merchants Hospitality, Inc. (MHI), founded in 1986, is a full service hospitality company with expertise in investment, development, ownership and management of real estate, restaurants and hotels. MHI’s corporate headquarters is located at 111 Broadway, New York, New York. Merchants Real Estate projects are focused on developing assets where value can be added in order to bring opportunistic type investment returns. MHI is actively looking to acquire additional properties including residential,
hotels and commercial assets.
For More Information, Visit: www.merchantshospitality.com

 

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Global Vision Philippe Chow 10th anniversary

Philippe Chow 10th anniversary

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PHILIPPE NEW YORK CELEBRATED ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY WITH AN EXCLUSIVE EVENT

New York’s leading upscale Chinese restaurant Philippe celebrated its 10th Anniversary with an invitation only red carpet fête hosted by Philippe Chow (Executive Chef), Steve Boxer (COO); Edis Julevic (General Manager), Kostas Paterakis (Pastry Chef & Captain) and the whole Philippe Team.
Guests enjoyed cocktails, provided by Avion Tequila and Absolut Elyx, and danced to the wee hours in the restaurant’s entire first floor encompassing its Skylight Room, Runway Room and Lounge toasting to the first ten years of Philippe’s success with top models from TRUE Model Management.
The night’s hors d’oeurves were prepared by Chef Philippe Chow himself who wowed guests with a wide-ranging assortment of delectable bites including the Chicken, Shrimp of Beef Satay, each of which were prepared with Chef Philippe’s special sauce. In addition to the satays guests were presented Peking Duck Spring Rolls, Shrimp Spring Rolls, Vegetable Spring Rolls, Green Prawns, Mayonnaise Prawns, Filet Mignon Tips, Sweet & Sour Chicken, Salt and Pepper Seabass, Salt and Pepper Calamari and Salt and Pepper Eggplant. The night ended with a sweet note, as guests enjoyed bite-sized Key Lime Pies prepared inhouse by Pastry Chef Kostas Paterakis.

Notable Attendees Included: Philippe Chow, Steve Boxer, Edis Julevic, Kostas Paterakis, Abraham Merchant (Co-Owner, Philippe), Richard Cohn (Co-Owner, Philippe), Ramona Singer (RHONY), Mitchell Modell, Eric Coleman (Analyst, SNY TV) Zach Erdem (Owner, 75 Main), Trish Backal, Robert “Don Pooh” Cummins (Music Executive), Nicole Ferrell (Reality TV Personality), Randi Schatz, Michelle Walker, Lauren Boxer, Ari Ackerman, Rachel Heller and Jane & Joe Pontarelli.
In addition to its cuisine, Philippe has cemented its reputation as an A-List celebrity hotspot since opening 10 years ago with notable guests over the years including Oprah Winfrey, Rhianna, Beyonce, Adam Sandler, Derrick Rose, Drew Barrymore, Kylie Jenner, Kobe Bryant, Nathan Lane, Queen Latifah, Charlie Rose Rick Ross and Sir Paul McCartney. Philippe has also been a gracious host for its clientele’s private events with six intimate private dining rooms including the exclusive wine cellars
for 10 to 200 guests.

To plan a private event at Philippe, learn more here

http://bit.ly/SpecialEventsPhilippe
ABOUT PHILIPPE:
Owner and Executive Chef Philippe Chow, formerly of acclaimed Manhattan restaurant Mr. Chow, puts his own contemporary and upscale spin on traditional Beijing-style cuisine at Philippe. All Philippe signature dishes, like the famed Chicken Satay, perfectly glazed and crispy Peking Duck, Green Prawns, and Filet Mignon and Broccoli, are served in generous portions and family-style, giving all guests the opportunity to be part of a lively and social dining experience. Chef Chow presents complex flavors with a modern flair, bringing freshness and vitality to traditional Chinese cuisine.
For more Information, Visit: www.philippechow.com

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Global Vision Philippe New York The Premier Celebrity Hotspot

Philippe New York The Premier Celebrity Hotspot

By Global Vision | PDF Article

Since opening in 2005, Philippe New York continues its reign as one of the premier destinations for haute Beijing-style cuisine and as one of New York’s leading celebrity hotspots.
Celebrity clientele at Philippe span the worlds of music, movies, television, sports and society and include Rihanna, Kobe Bryant, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Kylie Jenner, Rick Ross, Oprah Winfrey, Nas, Sir Paul McCartney, James Harden, Robinson Cano, Reverend Al Sharpton, Nene Leakes, Charlie Rose, Queen Latifah, Nathan Lane, Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler and Derrick Rose.
The unique menu prepared by Chef Philippe Chow personally includes delectable dishes that keeps celebrities and regulars coming back such as the famed Chicken Satay, prepared in Chef Philippe’s famous cream sauce, perfectly glazed Roasted Peking Duck served with housemade pancakes, Green Prawns and the Filet Mignon and Broccoli. At Philippe, all signature dishes are served in generous “family style” portions, perfect for sharing with groups, which creates a fun and lively dining experience.
In addition to its delectable cuisine, Philippe attracts high-profile diners looking for an intimate meal with friends without prying eyes. Guests may enjoy the restaurant’s expansive space set over three floors with an interior which exudes an air of exoticness and opulence, with a signature color palette of black, white and red. Candlelight casts a dim glow over the dining room’s dark wood features and plush banquettes. Those who seek additional privacy may take advantage of this haute eatery’s wealth of private dining options, which includes six private dining rooms along with its exclusive wine cellars frequented by the likes of Will.i.am, Jay-Z and Mariah Carey to name a few.
Philippe New York is located at
33 East 60th Street, between
Madison Ave & Park Ave, New York,
NY 10022
For more information visit:
www.philippechow.com

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Splash Magazines - Philippe Chow Review Provides Exquisite Beijing Style Cuisine at NY Midtown Location

Philippe Chow Review – Provides Exquisite Beijing Style Cuisine at NY Midtown Location

By Mort Hochstein | PDF Article | Original Article

Phillipe Chow is more like a club than a restaurant. All around me the other night were regulars who dine often at this friendly place and there was a constant buzz of table hopping and exchanges. The couple at the next table proudly reported coming three times a week, sometimes more, and usually eating the same dish, chicken satay for her, and Beijing chicken with walnuts for him.

The chicken satay is a house specialty, slabs of bright red chicken on skewers, painted crimson with Chef Phillippe Chow’s secret recipe pink cream dressing, not your usual peanut sauce. The Beijing Chicken comes as an overflowing plate of brown-robed chicken hunks, looking like a portion for more than one diner, for sure.

But then, this is a place for big portions and sharing and I saw that all around me, plates being traded and spoonfuls being exchanged. It was the kind of informality you might find at a hideaway in Chinatown, not in a mid-Manhattan restaurant where things normally are a bit more reserved.

Not here, however, where Chef Chow encourages sharing of his modern take on traditional dishes, although half orders are available. Located on East 60th street, the restaurant is busy night and day, with a steady noontime office crowd attracted by a generous $23.95 lunch which includes a choice of that special chicken satay and a dish we enjoyed, chicken lettuce wraps, or main course of crispy (meaning crisply fried) beef, or crispy salmon and three variations on chicken, as well as a dessert and coffee or tea.

The setting is far from informal, though, plush banquettes and intimate booths, an exotic flare of black, red and white in the dining room and bar, as well as a private cellar and two private dining rooms, spread over three floors to accommodate parties and groups. Flickering candles and overhead skylights set the tone for a fine dining experience.

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The New York times - How to Connive a Reservation at That Oh So Popular Restaurant

How to Connive a Reservation at That Oh So Popular Restaurant

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Abraham Merchant, president and chief executive of Merchants Hospitality, said he typically held a private room at his restaurant Philippe in Manhattan for celebrity clients but would open it up to diners who commit to ordering an expensive wine or spending well on the meal.

“Sometimes, people will order a bottle of Chateau Lafite ahead of time – you’ll get the room then,” he said. “If they´re going to spend $10,000, we´ll give them the room.”

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Lockerdome - Bossip Exclusive Philippe Chow Lifts Lid On Upscale Celeb Hangout

BOSSIP Exclusive: Philippe Chow Lifts Lid On Upscale Celeb Hangout

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It’s where Beyonce and Jay-Z like to go when they want a meal away from prying eyes, where Rihanna donned a party hat to host her grandpa’s birthday dinner and where Dwight Howard once wolfed down 62 chicken satays in one sitting. Philippe by Philippe Chow is an upscale, midtown Manhattan restaurant that has been quietly dishing up Beijing-style Chinese food to celebs for the past decade. The eatery boasts a roster of regulars from the professional sports, entertainment, political and business worlds: Rihanna, 50 Cent, Adam Sandler and Lebron James are regulars, and executive chef Philippe Chow has personally catered events for the likes of Justin Bieber and Bill Gates.

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Famous Fix - Bossip Exclusive Philippe Chow Lifts Lid On Upscale Celeb Hangout

BOSSIP Exclusive: Philippe Chow Lifts Lid On Upscale Celeb Hangout

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Chef Philippe Chow with Oprah’s favorite dish, green prawns, at Philippe by Philippe ChowRegulars Include Carmelo Anthony, Rihanna and Nas; Restaurant Opens Its Doors To BOSSIPIt’s where Beyonce and Jay-Z like to go when they want a meal away from prying eyes, where Rihanna donned a party hat to host her grandpa’s birthday dinner and where Dwight Howard once wolfed down 62 chicken satays in one sitting.Philippe by Philippe Chow is an upscale, midtown Manhattan…

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Bossip - Exclusive Philippe Chow Lifts Lid On Upscale Celeb Hangout

BOSSIP Exclusive: Philippe Chow Lifts Lid On Upscale Celeb Hangout

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Regulars Include Carmelo Anthony, Rihanna and Nas; Restaurant Opens Its Doors To BOSSIP

It’s where Beyonce and Jay-Z like to go when they want a meal away from prying eyes, where Rihanna donned a party hat to host her grandpa’s birthday dinner and where Dwight Howard once wolfed down 62 chicken satays in one sitting.

Philippe by Philippe Chow is an upscale, midtown Manhattan restaurant that has been quietly dishing up Beijing-style Chinese food to celebs for the past decade. The eatery boasts a roster of regulars from the professional sports, entertainment, political and business worlds: Rihanna, 50 Cent, Adam Sandler and Lebron James are regulars, and executive chef Philippe Chow has personally catered events for the likes of Justin Bieber and Bill Gates.
“To have a chance to see all of these people is great,” Chef Chow told BOSSIP, adding that Carmelo Anthony signed a card for his son’s birthday.

But does he get nervous cooking for the A-list?
“I’ve been cooking for more than 20 years, so it’s second nature,” the chef said. “I’m not nervous, I’m happy because I’m a huge fan of the NBA.”

Philippe is the type of place people go to before they hit the club. It has private dining rooms for shy celebs like Nas and Jay-Z, who have both dined there. Oprah is a fan of the green prawns, while Kobe Bryant and Lebron James love the chicken satay.

“We have everybody,” Philippe CEO Steve Boxer told BOSSIP. “We’ve got the gamut.”

Former AOL chairman Richard Parsons was at Philippe for lunch during BOSSIP’s recent visit; the New York Giants’ Odell Beckham and Ben Gordon from the Orlando Magic came in for dinner the night before.

“The last time Jay-Z came in here, was maybe a year ago,” Boxer said. “It was a friend’s birthday, and I’m friends with the same friend, so I went up and said hello. Blue Ivy was just born, so I congratulated him on the birth of his daughter, he’s very private, very quiet. We don’t push. I said hello, and then I walked away.”

“In this business, you have to know when and how much time to allocate to celebrities,” Boxer added. “Some of them are so warm and open, and they’ll talk to you for an hour. Some of them you can tell within five seconds that your time is up. But our experiences have been very positive.”

One of the eatery’s regular customers is Rihanna, who had Philippe cater her Met Gala after party. They even stayed open for her granddad’s late night birthday dinner.
“Rihanna was here for her grandfather’s birthday. I went upstairs, and there she was with her little party hat on, she was with her father. They introduced me to everybody; I met her mother, the whole family. Very, very, very nice people. The image we get from the media of them is very different from when we see them ourselves.”

The biggest celebrity tipper, says Boxer, was Floyd Mayweather.
He “is probably the biggest tipper out there,” Boxer said. “He’s known for walking around with a few hundred thousand dollars cash, in a bag. When he comes in, he just drops. It’s very generous of him.”

Boxer credits the eatery’s food, service and commitment to protecting customer’s privacy as some of the reasons why the celebs keep coming back.
“One thing that drives a lot of them in, is that we’re so used to having celebrities here that we don’t look at it as a big deal, and they like that,” he said. “So we make them feel like they’re regular people here.”

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Regulars Include Carmelo Anthony, Rihanna and Nas; Restaurant Opens Its Doors To BOSSIP

It’s where Beyonce and Jay-Z like to go when they want a meal away from prying eyes, where Rihanna donned a party hat to host her grandpa’s birthday dinner and where Dwight Howard once wolfed down 62 chicken satays in one sitting.

Philippe by Philippe Chow is an upscale, midtown Manhattan restaurant that has been quietly dishing up Beijing-style Chinese food to celebs for the past decade. The eatery boasts a roster of regulars from the professional sports, entertainment, political and business worlds: Rihanna, 50 Cent, Adam Sandler and Lebron James are regulars, and executive chef Philippe Chow has personally catered events for the likes of Justin Bieber and Bill Gates.
“To have a chance to see all of these people is great,” Chef Chow told BOSSIP, adding that Carmelo Anthony signed a card for his son’s birthday.

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Restaurants, catering companies, and bakeries from the Hamptons and New York City included FRESH Hamptons, Philippe by Philippe Chow, 8 North Broadway, Circo, Sen, The Seafood Shop, Insatiable EATS, The Lion, Bareburger, Hampton Seafood Company, Ubon’s Barbecue, Urbani Truffles, Carlyle Off the Green, Mezcal Doña Sarita, Nounos Creamery, T Salon, Hampton Coffee Company, Erica’s Rugelach Baking Co., Alissa’s Edible Encores, The Dessertist, Treat House, Dina’s Delights Bakery, and The Candied Anchor. A special thank you to sponsors Double Cross Vodka, Ommegang Beer, and Palm Bay International.

Notable dishes at the event included Chicken Satay from Philippe Chow that was served with a creamy peanut sauce, in addition to their smooth Lychee Martini. Other bites that hit the spot were the Razor Clam Crudo by The Lion, Cedar Plank Salmon and Sesame Noodles by The Seafood Shop, Potato and Gorgonzola Fritters by Insatiable EATS, Blue Bison and Veggie Sliders by Bareburger, and Wild Mushroom Risotto Cake by Carlyle Off the Green.

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Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, celeb favorite Philippe New York is still the go-to destination for Beijing-style cuisine. With a unique menu crafted by industry veteran Philippe Chow himself and a stylish decor that creates an intimate and romantic environment for diners, Philippe New York offers an upscale dining experience unlike any other. The restaurant’s front bar has been revamped with a new stylish look, making it the perfect spot to gather with friends for a drink or a great place to start your meal before being guided to your table by one of Philippe’s friendly staff members.

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Odd Mom Out star Jill Kargman was seen at Swifty’s during a fête hosted by decorator Jeffrey Bilhuber on Tuesday the week before.

And, not one, but two top ten NBA draftees were seen at Carmine’s—Willie Cauley-Stein, the sixth pick in the NBA draft by the Sacramento Kings, and Karl-Anthony Towns, the number one pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Rapper Rick Ross was spotted having dinner in the wine cellar at Philippe a matter of days before his recent arrest.

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Now celebrating its 10th Anniversary year, Philippe New York is still the go-to destination for Beijing-style cuisine. With a unique menu crafted by industry veteran Philippe Chow himself, and a stylish décor that creates an intimate and romantic environment for diners, Philippe New York offers an upscale dining experience unlike any other.

The restaurant’s front bar has been revamped with a new stylish look, making it the perfect spot to gather with friends for a drink or a great place to start your meal before being guided to your table by one of Philippe’s friendly staff members. Philippe has remained a crowd pleaser since it opened in 2005, attracting a steady stream of A-list guests and elite clientele, and winning culinary accolades including, “Best Peking Duck”.

Executive Chef Chow, who was trained in his native Hong Kong and has 30 years of experience at some of the most sought-after kitchens in the world, presents a creative menu that captures the subtlety and surprises of traditional Chinese cooking. At Philippe, all signature dishes are served in generous “family style” portion, perfect for sharing with groups, which creates a fun and lively dining experience.

Not-to-be-missed dishes include the famed Chicken Satay, which is prepared in Chef Philippe’s famous cream sauce, perfectly glazed Roasted Peking Duck, served with housemade pancakes, Green Prawns, and Filet Mignon and Broccoli. Light and healthy options are never hard to find on the Philippe menu, from the Spa Chicken & Mixed Green Salad to the Steamed Whole Fish of the Day.

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Now celebrating its 10th Anniversary year, Philippe New York is still the go-to destination for Beijing-style cuisine. With a unique menu crafted by industry veteran Philippe Chow himself, and a stylish décor that creates an intimate and romantic environment for diners, Philippe New York offers an upscale dining experience unlike any other.

The restaurant’s front bar has been revamped with a new stylish look, making it the perfect spot to gather with friends for a drink or a great place to start your meal before being guided to your table by one of Philippe’s friendly staff members. Philippe has remained a crowd pleaser since it opened in 2005, attracting a steady stream of A-list guests and elite clientele, and winning culinary accolades including, “Best Peking Duck”.

Executive Chef Chow, who was trained in his native Hong Kong and has 30 years of experience at some of the most sought-after kitchens in the world, presents a creative menu that captures the subtlety and surprises of traditional Chinese cooking. At Philippe, all signature dishes are served in generous “family style” portion, perfect for sharing with groups, which creates a fun and lively dining experience.

Not-to-be-missed dishes include the famed Chicken Satay, which is prepared in Chef Philippe’s famous cream sauce, perfectly glazed Roasted Peking Duck, served with housemade pancakes, Green Prawns, and Filet Mignon and Broccoli. Light and healthy options are never hard to find on the Philippe menu, from the Spa Chicken & Mixed Green Salad to the Steamed Whole Fish of the Day.

Set over three floors, the expansive restaurant has an air of exoticness and opulence, with a signature color palette of black, white and red. Candlelight casts a dim glow over the dining room’s dark wood features and plush banquettes. The six distinct private dining rooms and wine cellar provide for a more intimate setting for private events and group dining.

Philippe’s talented mixologist crafts an exciting array of world-class cocktails, like Lychee Martini with Absolut vodka, lychee juice, coconut cream, lime juice and Citronage or the Midnight Mojito with Stoli Blueberry, fresh mint, fresh blueberries, lime juice and soda.

Located at 33 East 60th Street, between Madison Ave & Park Ave, New York, New York 10022

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If you fancy a delicious cocktail, then you have some to the right place. Over the past few weeks, we have stopped by a few restaurants to sample a few specialty cocktails and chatting with the people who make them. This weeks cocktail list are readily available at some of New York City’s finest restaurants. The cocktails boast amazing flavors; there is literally something for everyone. Bourbon, rum, vodka, you name it, we’ve got you covered:

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Bangkok Banana ($17)- a sweet cocktail of Malibu Banana, peach schnapps, pineapple juice and grenadine

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