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Philadelphia Style's Top 4 Luxe Little Bites Should Be On Your Must-Try List

By the Editors | February 10, 2020 | Food & Drink Food & Drink Feature

Order these petite snacks with an entree, or by themselves. Regardless, you'll be amazed by their punch of flavor—proving that it really is the little things in life.


Lacroix’s caviar snacks are also available for room service

1. Barclay Prime Hamachi Crudo

Before the onslaught of decadence—the sauteed foie gras, wagyu ribeye, butter-poached lobster—start the night light with delicate slivers of yellowtail laced with chile pepper ponzu and avocado. 237 S. 18th St., 215.732.7560,

2. Fork Seasonal Scallops

New chef Jeremy Hansen’s celebration of seasonal, local ingredients is all wrapped up into one succulent scallop dish. Kumquats tinge taste buds with sweet and sour flavors; pumpkin seed pesto lends an earthy crunch; and the scallops' buttery sweetness brings it full circle. 306 Market St., 215.625.9425,

3. Lacroix Caviar Snacks

You could dab a spoonful of caviar on a plain cracker and everything would be fine. But wouldn’t life be so much better with executive chef Jonathan Cichon’s cool caviar snacks, like a mascarpone-filled cannoli and potato rosti with smoked salmon, instead? 210 W. Rittenhouse Square, 215.790.2533,

4. Volvér Shrimp Toast

A trio of circular toasts topped with minced shrimp, sesame, scallion and creamy karashi mayo lends a touch of Asian flair to Jose Garces’ ultrarefined menu. 300 S. Broad St., 215.670.2302,