Forsythia Hosts Frech AF: Part Deux-A Two-Year- Anniversary Disco Bash!
Forsythia, Old City’s modern French bar and restaurant helmed by Chef Christopher Kearse, is toasting to two years in business by hosting FRENCH AF: Part Deux — The Anniversary Party, the second installment of a totally fab, socially-distanced French Disco with superb fare, spirited drag performance, and celebratory cocktails, on Monday, August 23 from 6pm – 1am.
Since its grand-opening in summer 2019, Forsythia has garnered success and accolades throughout for the inventive, one-of-a-kind offerings such as being named one of 50 Best Restaurants by Philadelphia Magazine in less than one year of being open. Additionally, Forsythia earned a coveted Three Bell review from Craig LaBan and The Philadelphia Inquirer, and was featured on noted travel publication Travel + Leisure. Proprietor and Chef Christopher Kearse opened the chic, contemporary restaurant two years ago with a focus on constructing French-inspired cuisine with a modern twist, boasting an ever-evolving, menu of seasonal offerings.
Reeling from the successful turnout of FRENCH AF in early June, Philadelphia’s premier French restaurant plans to continue the same lively atmosphere, magnetic energy, dancing – and even rollerblading – as before. This go-around, guests will be encouraged to let loose on the dance floor, and sip on refreshing tipples courtesy of Forsythia’s expert mixologists.
To commemorate Forsythia’s two-year anniversary, an exceptional array of small plates and sweet treats crafted by Chef Kearse and team will be available for snacking. Light fare includes the following:
- Tempura Frog Legs – Tomato and Black Pepper Jam
- Burger Royale – Two Smashed Patties oozing in Raclette and signature ‘Comeback Sauce’
- Escargot à La Provençal
- Street Corn Tartine – Bacon Marmalade, New Jersey Corn, and Cotija Cheese
- Foie Gras Mousse – Ginger, Green Strawberry, Pistachio, and Chamomile Rye
- Baked Ricotta with Leek and Fennel Pollen Beignets
- Not Your Moms Ice Cream Cake
“FRENCH AF was such an exhilarating experience for all, that we figure what better way to cap off the summer and celebrate our second anniversary than with a reboot?” said Jennifer Camela, General Manager of Forsythia. “An evening of (safe) celebrating, dancing, and sipping on yummy cocktails with co-workers and pals is the perfect way to say thank you for all who have supported us thus far.”
Attendees are in for one retro, fun-filled evening, fit with dangling disco balls, platforms and glitter, lasers, conga, drag, and more. As for attire, disco-themed digs are encouraged, and the staff will too dress the part. In addition, Philadelphia-based and French-native DJ Romaine will be spinning vinyl all night long.
FRENCH AF: Part Deux — The Anniversary Party is a VAX-only event and priced at $25 per person per ticket. Tickets include admission and one craft cocktail, and can be purchased online here. To grant access to the purchasing site, use password ‘FRENCHASF*CK’ – only no asterisk / replace with a U.