Dinner Honoring Chef Jose Garces _ by the Geographical Society of Philadelphia

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 6:00pm - 9:30pm
JG Domestic Restaurant, Cira Center, 2929 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

Join the Geographical Society of Philadelphia in welcoming Iron Chef Jose Garces as he presents a unique tasting from his international recipes and new cookbook, Latin Road Home. Guests will receive a signed copy. Enjoy conversation with Garces and a fabulous five course dinner.

Chef Garces’ Philadelphia ventures are each counted among the city’s best bars and restaurants: Amada, an Andalusian tapas bar; Tinto, inspired by the Basque region of Northern Spain and Southern France; Distrito, celebrating the cuisine of Mexico City; Chifa, a Latin-Asian restaurant; Village Whiskey, a classic American bar with more than 80 whiskies and world-class snacks; Garces Trading Company, a European-style cafe and gourmet market; and JG Domestic, an ingredient-focused restaurant.

Also based in Philadelphia are: Distrito Taco Truck, his mobile truck serving modern Mexican street food; and Garces Catering. Chef Garces is also the executive chef at Chicago’s much-praised Catalan restaurant Mercat a la Planxa, both named to Esquire magazine’s list of “20 Best New Restaurants, 2008.” In the past 12 months, Chef Garces has expanded into a variety of new markets including restaurants in Atlantic City, Scottsdale, AZ and Palm Springs, CA.

Chef Garces authored his first cookbook, Latin Evolution (Lake Isle Press, Fall 2008) focusing on modern recipes and cooking styles of Spain, Mexico and much of South America. His second cookbook, The Latin Road Home (Lake Isle Press, Fall 2012) takes you on a tour of Latin cultures through food. A signed copy will be given to each dinner guest.

Chef Garces has been featured on top TV shows and in prestigious publications including: The Today Show; Nightline; The New York Times; Travel & Leisure; Bon Appetit; Food & Wine; and The Wall Street Journal.

Be warmed by his wide smile and delicious cuisine!


  • General public -- $150
  • GSP members -- $130

Buy tickets at www.geographicalsociety.org

Event Type: 
Arts & Culture
Event Type: 
Folk Arts/Culture
Cultural Exchange
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Global Region: 
South America