I have not done any food recommendations on the blog in quite some time. It’s definitely time for me to shoot you over some good food.
I had the pleasure of joining a few foodie friends (PhillyFoodGal, PhillyDineOut, and ToiTimeBlog) at the Bourse. The Bourse building, built in 1891, has been newly rennovated. It is a modern food hall with a little over 25 dining options. There is something there for everyone! I spotted Italian, pizza, poke, Indian, Egyptian, ice cream parlours, tea places, and even a cocktail lounge. It is a great place to go with a large party or even when you and your dining partner cannot agree on what to eat!
We went to Bronze Table which is an Italian fast casual restaurantt that prides themselves on their fresh pasta and sauces made daily. The meal you choose is made to order. You first pick your sauce (or grravy, hehe), and then your pasta shape. We got to sample some of their perfect pairings such as their vodka sauce paired with Nonna’s Ricotta Gnnochi and their Sunday Gravy (a traditional pasta sauce that is simmered for hours) and served with a secret family recipe meatball! There were so many different options and everything that we tried we really loved.
My friends really enjoyed a special on the menu that Bronze Table came up with accidently! After frying up some onions and mushrooms mixed with some gruyere cheese, Bronze Table owner, Joe and his chefs noticed that it tasted wildly similar to Philadelphia’s own Philly Cheesesteak. This pairing was so delicious. It was a wonderful mistake for sure!
My favorite for sure had to be the Wild Mushroom & Sage Ravioli which was paired with a butter parmagianna sauce. The sage and mushroom paired perfectly. I couldn’t get enough of these perfectly filled clouds of pasta.
The best part about Bronze Table besides the use of the fresh Vera Pasta, also owned by Joe, is that you can stop by and pick up some fresh pasta or sauce to cook up and eat at home. I was able to bring a little of the Sunday Gravy home for my boyfriend which he ate up instantly. I also brought home one ravioli but I ate that before he noticed it was in the takeout container lol. I will definitely go back not only to The Bourse to discover some of the other options but to Bronze Table because I really loved absolutely everything that we ate!
Visit Bronze Table at The Bourse at:
111 S Independence Mall E,
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Pictured Top Left to Right is Nonna’s Ricotta Gnocci n Vodka Sauce, Sunday Gravy with Spaghetti and Meatballs, Wild Mushroom & Sage in Butter Parmigianna Sauce, and the Gemelli with Pesto Sauce and Burrata.
Pictured Bottom Left to Right are Meatballs, their Cheesy Garlic Bread (YUM), and their Cheesteak Riggatoni Special.
A perfect pull of Spaghetti in Sunday Gravy.
Nonna’s Ricotta Gnocci in Vodka Sauce
Meatballs that were perfectly moist and extremely flavorful!
Bronze Table’s Special Cheesesteak Riggatoni
Gemelli Pasta in Pesto Sauce topped with fresh Burrtata
My favorite Wild Mushroom & Sage Ravioli in the Butter Parm sauce