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Saturday, February 22, 12pm: An Afternoon with Chad Durkin of Porcos Porchetteria + Small Oven Pastry Shop
Saturday, February 22, 12pm: An Afternoon with Chad Durkin of Porcos Porchetteria + Small Oven Pastry Shop


 
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Once upon a time in a not-so-far-away place called Washington Avenue, there lived a bakery and pizza shop called Kermit’s, helmed by pastry chef Chad Durkin, former competitor on TLC’s Next Great Baker. Durkin went on to play an integral role in the Cake Boss world, both appearing on the show and overseeing research and development for Buddy Valastro’s Carlo’s Bakery chain. Kermit’s eventually closed its doors, and since then, Washington Avenue has undergone some renovation. Joining neighbors Dock Street Brewery, Cafe Ynez and Chick’s, Chad Durkin has returned to the new and improved Washington Avenue in the same building that once housed Kermit’s! In fact, Durkin has opened two side-by-side operations. On one side: Porcos Porchetteria, serving their own spin on Philly’s Italian-style roast pork sandwich, as well as other signature sandwiches and salads. On the other side: Small Oven Pastry Shop, which sells an assortment of pastries available by the piece or bakers dozen, as well as a weekend-only selection of salads and panini style sandwiches. Durkin heads to COOK this February with a tasting menu of both operations: Porcos veggie meaty-ball with house gravy; Fiona apple salad with shaved fennel and apple, endive, mixed greens with lemon fennel vinaigrette; porchetta bowl with sliced porchetta, crackling powder, ciabatta, rapini sauce, prosciutto chip; and baba au rhum with candied pistachio, Grand Marnier sabayon, orange blossom ice cream. Porchetta and pastry – what’s not to love?