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Fork Hosts Del Posto Chef Mark Ladner for Gluten-Free 5-course Dinner!


Welcome Del Posto Chef Mark Ladner when he joins Chef Eli Kulp Thursday, October 2 for a collaborative dinner to celebrate the kick off of his new gluten-free concept, Pasta Flyer. For $150 per person, excluding tax and gratuity, guests will enjoy five courses of gluten-free fare, including pastas, with seasonally inspired, locally sourced ingredients and wine pairings with each course.  “Mark and Del Posto had a huge impact on my career; I joined his team shortly after graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, and working with him cemented my love for Italian-inspired cuisine, so I’m very excited to work with him after so many years on this amazing dinner” …Chef Eli Kulp  

Fork Wins Philly Mag 2014 Best of Philly Restaurant

The Old City fine-dining fixture has one of America’s most compellingly creative chefs in Eli Kulp.  From his alt-Peking duck dinners to the painstakingly crafted breadcrumbs in his handmade pastas, sophistication doesn’t get more soulful than this.

Eli Kulp Just Named one of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs!

Congratulations to our own Chef Eli Kulp for being named one of Food & Wine‘s Best New Chefs!  Food & Wine has given this award to new chefs for over 25 years.  For many, the award has launched their culinary career.  At Fork, we are so proud to have such a great young talent.  It has taken many years and sacrifice, so Chef, enjoy!  We look forward to many more meals with you!


Chef Eli Kulp Named “Chef of the Year” by Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia Inquirer food critic, Craig LaBan, names Eli his 2013 Chef of the Year in his year-end wrap up on December 29th. “Eli Kulp, formerly of Torrisi Italian Specialties, … took an already great restaurant in Fork and, with owner Ellen Yin, helped bring it to an even more relevant level. His knack for unexpected combos and rustic techniques (offbeat pastas, fermenting, charcuterie) produced grand presentations like his whole-duck feast – a multi-part poultry masterpiece that was among the best birds (and meatballs) I’ve ever eaten.  Read the round up here.

High Street on Market Opens Tomorrow

High Street on Market will be open bright and early for business tomorrow morning!  See our transformation of Fork:etc into a new exciting concept serving morning, noon and night under the direction of Chef Eli Kulp!   Dine in or take out, either way you’ll see unexpected exciting new flavors throughout the day. Morning menu includes a variety of breakfast sandwiches featuring local farm eggs such as The Forager,  with Seared Trumpet Mushroom on house-made Kaiser with kale and Swiss;  Beet-Cured Salmon with a pretzel roll, celery cream cheese, fried capers and dill;  Italian Market Breakfast of Lancaster bologna, spicy coppa, roasted broccoli rabe, crab-fried potatoes and farm eggs;  House-Made Ginger Yogurt with pistachios, seasonal fruit and cardamom honey;  and a full complement of Rival Bros Coffees, as well as tea and fresh-squeezed orange juice.

In the afternoon, High Street offers a variety of artisanal sandwiches, salads, pastas and more, all made from scratch daily including  Duck Meatball Sandwich with spicy marinara, grilled radicchio, liver and Swiss cheese on seeded semolina;  Ribollita with arugula pesto and olives;  Autumn Panzanella, Roasted Fall Squash, Marinated & Crispy Kale, Orchard Fruit, Pecorino, Pepitas, Rye Croutons, Toasted Bread Vinaigrette;  and Roasted Turkey Sandwich with green goddess and fresh herbs on a Kaiser roll.

Fork:etc To Be Transformed into High Street on Market!

The rumor is true – Fork:etc, our casual cafe for eat in and take out, will close this Friday, August 23, to give way to High Street on Market, part of our ongoing evolution taking our casual eat-in/take-out concept to a whole new level equal in inspiration to Chef Eli Kulp’s acclaimed, boundary-pushing food in Fork.

Inventive pastries and breakfast sandwiches will be accompanied by Rival Bros Coffee, one of Philadelphia’s up-and-coming craft coffee roasters.  A new menu of exciting hand crafted sandwiches and salads, will be made to order for dining in or taking out.  Our bakery will debut house-made breads using locally milled flour and grains.  In October, Chef Kulp will begin serving a fun delicious menu of family-style dishes that utilize the very best ingredients and present them in new ways.

Drawing its name from the historic British term for a city’s main thoroughfare, High Street is also a reminder of Market Street’s past: in William Penn’s original plans for Philadelphia, Market Street was known as High Street.  We renamed the concept High Street on Market to evoke a sense of craftsmanship that we want to pervade everything from decor, food, beverage and wine.

For a preview, follow  @HighStPhilly  and @elikulp  on  Twitter/Instagram.