Just last week, Aldine, Rittenhouse's second floor restaurant by George and Jennifer Sabatino (and a nominee for Eater Philly's Restaurant of the Year), received a visit by Craig LaBan, who, soon after, had some nice words to say about Sabatino's shrimp ceviche:
This shrimp ceviche came from Aldine, George Sabatino's 2nd floor atelier for some of the prettiest modern American cooking in town. George has never been one for simple food, and this ceviche is no exception - it involves some sous-vide citrus zest curing, cultured fennel cream, pickled "fennel wings" and also some deep crimson blood orange vinaigrette. But it was outstanding. Perfect textures. Wonderful contrasts of flavor and color. If you haven't been back to Aldine since it opened last winter, you owe yourself a revisit. Now doing a la carte menus for more flexible dining options.
With that little tip of the hat, the Sabatino's have decided to include Sunday brunch to their line-up, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., starting this Sunday, December 20. And like they do with their dinner menu, they'll do the same for brunch (check the menu below): everything will be made in house, save for the ketchup. Look out for a winter Pimm's Cup, with apple cider from 3 Springs Fruit Farm and fresh ginger juice, because any excuse to drink a Pimm's Cup post-summer is a worthwhile one.
After brunch service, and every following Sunday, chef Sabatino will offer a Sunday prix fixe menu — three courses for $35; your choice of any three dinner menu items for the first two courses, and your choice of any two desserts for the last course.