Roots For True Sustainable Dining Planted In Philadelphia

World-Acclaimed Chef Christopher Hora Opens Root Restaurant in Philadelphia

(Philadelphia) - "The purest, freshest ingredients prepared skillfully and with minimal processing." - This simple concept was pioneered decades ago by the California organic food movement, and has gained more relevance than ever with the public learning more about the environmental, economical, and health benefits of eating locally.
World-traveled chef Christopher Hora has taken years of culinary travels and fine dining experience and literally broke ground in Philadelphia with Root Restaurant. From the minimal design and hand-made finishes, to the simple presentation of the finest ingredients available, Root restaurant is an unforgettable experience.
Everything is made in house - from the Scarborough Fair bread to the maple bacon ice cream. All the meat, game, and poultry is free range and organic, and the produce comes from local farms. The 40-seat, minimalist BYOB includes a striking tree root installed into the wall. Everything is locally procured or globally sourced from an old-world sustainable farm down to the server uniforms from Sugarcube boutique.
Menus change seasonally, with a fall menu featuring Ono Poached in Grapefruit and Jasmine Tea with watermelon and radish slaw, black kokuho rice, and cuisson; House Smoked Steak with purple potato and yucca root croquettes, nopalitos, and tomatillo glace; Lobster Two Ways with spring baby vegetables, e-fu noodle, and tom kha sauce; and Tenderloin of Pork with potato pancake a la Prague, Lancaster cave aged blue cheese, blistered grapes, and duck glace. Outrageous homemade desserts include French Toast Souffl� with bacon maple ice cream and buttered rum sauce; and Double Chocolate Beignets with chocolate peanut brittle and a white Russian milk shake.
Chef and owner Christopher Hora worked under Wolfgang Puck for three years and cooked in the finest restaurants in Los Angeles including Spago, Drai's, and the Century Plaza Hotel. The 37-year-old chef has owned and ran restaurants around the world including acclaimed Ajv� in Prague and Chalet Snowboard in Morzine, France. After graduating from the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, Hora went on to take Thai seminars in Thailand, Mexican Seminars in Mexico, and directed wine and culinary tours all over Europe, North America, and Asia. Hora's Philadelphia residence has also included Executive Chef at the consistently top-rated Coyote Crossing in Conshohocken, Pa.
"Bringing the flavors and ideals that formed California cuisine to Philadelphia is something that I am both pleased to do and honored to share with this city," Hora says.
Root is located at 1033 Spring Garden St. For more information or reservations, please call (215)765-0904 or visit



For more information or reservations, please call (215)765-0904 or visit For press information: Paige Wolf Media & Public Relations, (215) 413-3790,