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Thursday, February 27, 7pm: Restaurant Sneak Peek: The New Hotel Dupont with Tyler Akin
Thursday, February 27, 7pm: Restaurant Sneak Peek: The New Hotel Dupont with Tyler Akin

Price $180.00

Seats Remaining:SOLD OUT

One could say Tyler Akin’s life thus far has been filled with independent choices and unexpected ventures. Originally set to follow in his lawyer-come-judge father’s footsteps by enrolling in law school, Wilmington native Akin walked away from pursuing a law degree, opting instead to earn a culinary arts degree from L’Academie de Cuisine in Washington, D.C., while staging at minibar by José Andrés. Following posts at Michelin-starred Komi under chef-owner Johnny Monis as well as his follow-up Little Serow, Tyler then left D.C. behind to work for a certain Philadelphia chef whose star was on the rise – Michael Solomonov. Two years later, the Zahav Sous Chef then took another unexpected turn, opening his own first restaurant, Stock, a Southeast Asian BYOB in Fishtown. Next, the chef-owner, who had become known for his pho, decided to open Res Ipsa, an all-day restaurant and café with a dinner menu of Sicilian-influenced fare. His latest venture, by comparison, is less of a departure but rather a return. In Spring 2020, Akin will fulfill a nearly life-long dream helming a new brasserie at the iconic Hotel Du Pont, where he celebrated many milestone moments with his family at the hotel’s storied Green Room. The Chef-Partner of the hotel’s new restaurant is in the process of developing a French menu with influences from Provence and North Africa. Be among the first to preview Tyler’s upcoming venture when he makes a February appearance at COOK, preparing steak tartare with chopped filet, citrus, endive, Calabrian chili; pissaladière with honey-glazed guanciale, anchoïade; swordfish à la Grecque with taramasalata, feta; and Paris-Brest, a pâte à choux pastry with pistachio cream.