“To eat figs off the tree in the very early morning, when they have been barely touched by the sun, is one of the exquisite pleasures of the Mediterranean.” ― Elizabeth David
Located near Philadelphia’s famed Rittenhouse Square, Tria Cafe serves locally made cheeses and features a noteworthy list of beers and wines. The cafe is small, intimate and the crowd is lively. The staff is knowledgeable, gladly recommending cheeses to be paired with their wines and beers. They’re also willing to allow you to sample. It’s also one of the few places I can think of where you can actually sit and enjoy time with family and friends without having to scream to be heard. Tria does not have music blasting and, frankly, I appreciate that as a frequent guest.
The city, along with the rest of the East coast, was experiencing fickle weather recently and rapidly changing temperatures, fog, rain and wind became the norm. What better way to escape Mother Nature and toss caution to the wind than to duck into Tria for a glass of Pinot ? Or several. There is no better accompaniment than the cafe’s signature Warm Poached Black Mission Figs with Gorgonzola and Prosciutto di Parma. And with dropping temperature outside, there was no better way to face the cold than with flourless chocolate torte with blackberries and espresso custard. It’s so good that when no one was looking, I licked the plate clean. They have a full calendar of events, too, this month :