Peter Woolsey

My Venues

Accolades

  • Top 50 Restaurants
    Philadelphia magazine
  • Best of Philly: Desserts
    Philadelphia magazine
  • Best of Philly: Outdoor Dining
    Philadelphia magazine
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in Philly

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

Opera Cake
Opera Cake
$$$$, Outdoor Seating, French, Full Bar, Queen Village
"Opera cake is a classic multi-layered French dessert, and Bistro la Minette has mastered it. They use almond sponge cake, chocolate ganache, vanilla Chantilly and butter cream with just a hint of coffee. I don’t really have a sweet tooth, but I get cravings for this."
Potage parmentier
Potage parmentier
$$$$, Outdoor Seating, French, Full Bar, Queen Village
"Chef Peter Woosley and I have had endless conversations about the perfect vegetable stock. He is damn good at it, and it shows in the simple, beautiful base of his winter root vegetable soup. It has a richness that screams butter and cream, yet there is so very little in there, just great roots and a lot of love."
Crème brûlée
Crème brûlée
$$$$, Outdoor Seating, French, Full Bar, Queen Village
"This classic dessert is so sick at this smart French bistro. I get so excited to crack that brûléed, bourbon-infused top layer and dig into the rich, creamy goodness."
Escargots de Bourgogne
Escargots de Bourgogne
$$$$, Outdoor Seating, French, Full Bar, Queen Village
"I think about these snails a lot. Chef Peter Woolsey makes them garlicky and chewy, and serves them up in beautiful little crocks topped with tiny toasts. The chef brings such a beautiful sense of balance to a classic dish."