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Release Date: Tuesday, September 8th 2015

URBAN SUPPER TRANSFORMS DOWNTOWN PITTSBURGH PARKING LOT INTO A GOURMET DINING VENUE

                                       

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September 8, 2015                                                                                                                      (412) 325-0163 - office
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URBAN SUPPER TRANSFORMS DOWNTOWN PITTSBURGH PARKING LOT INTO A GOURMET DINING VENUE
eatPGH joins The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership to present a unique culinary
adventure under the stars and skyscrapers


Downtown Pittsburgh – Labor Day may be over but summer fun continues as eatPGH and Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership bring the season to a close with an Urban Supper on Saturday, September 19 from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. Urban Supper will bring a fine dining experience including a diverse menu and hand-crafted cocktails to the charmingly transformed parking lot located at 919 Liberty Avenue (where Seventh Avenue meets Liberty Avenue) in Downtown Pittsburgh.
The chefs catering the event are Matthew Porco, Jason Watts, Anthony Castine, and Donnie Amman of the Sienna Restaurant Group which includes Sienna on the Square in Market Square and Sienna Mercato located at 942 Penn Avenue in Downtown.
In July 2015 Pittsburgh was named a “Top Ten Foodie City” by Livability.com. The growing Pittsburgh restaurant scene indicates a desire for delicious food and daring dining experiences. This is the 5th Urban Supper which activates an unconventional location in Downtown where diners can come together and enjoy a gourmet meal under the stars, surrounded by Downtown skyscrapers. The previous 4 Urban Suppers have all being sold-out experiences with rave reviews from participants.
Hand-crafted cocktail pairings by local bartenders Tom McGraw and Wes Shonk will complement several courses in addition to beer, wine and punch served during the cocktail hour at the start of the evening.
The menu created for Urban Supper includes:

  • Cured salmon, fried caper, and beet chip appetizers
  • Heirloom tomato/ stracciatella/ duck speck/ olive oil
  • Chilled smoked celeriac velouté/ basil oil
  • Elysian farms lamb tartar/ lardo/ pickled mustard aioli
  • Grilled seafood sausage/ corona beans/ braised kale/ shellfish broth
  • Pork cheek tortellini/ braised cipollini onion/ jus
  • Grilled PA farmed hanger steak/ caramelized onion puree/ burnt carrots/ mosto cotto
  • Barolo cake

Tickets for Urban Supper are $150 per person and are available to purchase at online at http://www.downtownpittsburgh.com/urban-supper. The ticket quantity is limited, and this is a 21 and older event. In the event of rain, the event will be held the next day on Sunday, September 20. For more information, visit downtownpittsburgh.com or eatpgh.com.
Urban Supper is made possible by the generous support of Baierl Auto, The Lynches Seymour Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, All Occasions Party Rental, Zero Fossil, and Spoonwood Brewing Co.


About eatPGH
The food-loving ladies behind eatPGH.com, Julia Gongaware, Mandy McFadden, Sarah Sudar, and Laura Zorch, have been eating their way through Pittsburgh since 2009. Blogging and authoring, these gals know deliciousness. Their two books, Food Lovers’ Guide to Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Chef’s Table, are the definitive guides to Pittsburgh cuisine.

About the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership (PDP) is a dynamic, nonprofit organization comprised of business and community leaders, property owners, civic organizations, foundations and residents who provide energy, vision and advocacy for Downtown Pittsburgh. Working collaboratively with its partners, the PDP strives to create a positive Downtown experience for residents, workers and visitors alike. The PDP’s strategic initiatives include clean and safe services, transportation, and economic development and advocacy. For more information, visit www.DowntownPittsburgh.com, follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/downtownpitt and “like” us on Facebook.

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