Ah Tria! One of our favorite places in the city. An eclectic menu with a great wine list in a casual atmosphere. What more could you ask for? One of the reasons we love Tria so much is because of the many creative events they always have going on. This past June 21st was no exception. The summer solstice! What better way to celebrate it by celebrating rose wines! Sounded good to us.
The longest day of rose was Tria’s way of celebrating the solstice and we were more than happy to help out. I’ve written about Tria in the past and they are one of my favorite places to go to for food and wine in Philadelphia. It’s always a fun time there, the staff bends over backwards to make you feel at home and the food and wine are top notch. They have three locations in the city, all fantastic, but we decided to go to their “tap room” location located at 2005 Walnut Street.
Let’s not beat around the bush, we tried just about all their rose drink specials and had an early dinner as well. We tied their rose sangiovese, rose grenache, rose sangria and their cosmonaut. Do they know how to celebrate the summer solstice or what? The cosmonaut was a blend of Board Room vodka, triple sec, fresh lime, cold-pressed cranberry and Monbazillic wine syrup. One word, outstanding! Tria always has great cocktails but they set the bar, no pun intended, this day.
For food, we ordered their oysters on the half shell, guajillo chicken tacos, a shishito pepper flatbread and happy hour wings. Did I say the food at Tria was outstanding? The tacos were a mix of pico de gallo, avocado, lettuce, cilantro and queso fresco. They were amazing. It was a perfect mix of fresh herbs and spice. The oysters were wonderful. They were so fresh, you didn’t even get a hint of brine that you can sometimes with oysters. And the wings were served with gorgonzola, celery and chili sauce or siriacha-honey butter. Such a wonderful menu. This is why we love Tria so much. They think outside the box and pull in all the flavors and make it work so well.
We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the summer solstice than at Tria. Could it be a yearly tradition for us? I think so.