Author Archives: Joe Petrucci

Winter Greens: Updated Kale Salad and Seasonal Menu at The Tasting Room

Despite the ravenous masses and trendy tag that follow around the super food we know as kale, I probably would have never tried it if I didn’t meet my wife Jennifer. Her way of preparing kale salad in a variety of forms, and her kale chips, made me an instant believer and I am now a card-carrying kale junkie.

Still, I have my favorites, and our new and winterized treatment of kale salad — easily our most popular item at The Tasting Room along with our kale chips — is the only thing that has me excited about two more months of polar vertexes, ice and dirty slush.

JPM recently rolled out our new seasonal menu for the rest of the winter. We’re a little behind because we didn’t open until the week of Thanksgiving and wanted people to get accustomed to our fall menu before flipping it. The new kale salad is quite savory with roasted pepper, parmesan, crushed cashews and lemon vinaigrette. (more…)

Valentine's Day 2.0: Drop the Kids off to Play at Lulu's Casita so Mom and Dad Can Eat at The Tasting Room

vday_blogpostWe love our partnership with our fun and dynamic neighbors around the corner, Lulu’s Casita, and we think you’ll love our Valentine’s Day promotion — especially if you and your partner have little ones.

For only $60, you can drop off your children on Cricket Ave. in Ardmore at Lulu’s Casita for fully supervised play at its super-fun playspace and then head around the corner to 8 E. Lancaster Ave. and enjoy a special meal at The Tasting Room. The all-inclusive price includes up to an hour of child care and a full dinner.

We’ll be doing three seatings — 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Why go into the city, stay out late and spend a fortune when you can share the love close to home? Keep the kids, your taste buds and romantic spirit happy by taking advantage of this special, promotional offer.

Dinner at The Tasting Room will include three Tastes for each parent from our Special Valentine’s Day menu, two dessert Tastes and a complimentary beverage of your choice. Gratuity is not included.

Stay tuned for our special Valentine’s Day menu, and in the meantime you can reserve your spot by stopping by or calling Lulu’s Casita.

Be a Most Valuable Party-Goer and Take JPM to Your Super Bowl Party

sherman_manning_finishedOne of the best parts about our new location at The Tasting Room at 8 E Lancaster Ave in Ardmore’s Historic District is we finally have a place where you can pick up JPM’s classic taste for holidays and special occasions.

Sunday, Feb. 2 is a holiday and special occasion rolled into one for many, with Super Bowl XLVIII pitting the ever-popular Peyton Manning and his Denver Broncos against the NFL’s latest villain (and Stanford man) Richard Sherman and the Seattle Seahawks in a battle of teams from states that recently legalized marijuana. The halftime show should be spectacular. (more…)

Hola! Best of JPM Catering and The Tasting Room Now Available at Ardmore's Awesome Play Space, Lulu's Casita

When we opened The Tasting Room around Thanksgiving, most every customer who walked in carrying or carting around a small child said we absolutely had to check out the new play space around the corner that was quickly becoming a hotspot for little ones and parents alike.

1461178_608712062525681_1683368965_nUpon visiting Lulu’s Casita, tucked into a sprawling space that welcomes visitors on Cricket Ave. and stretches up to Lancaster Ave., with our 2 year-old, it was easy to see that a treasure had been bestowed upon Ardmore and surrounding communities by owners Viviana and Jessica. It’s more than just the ball pit, slides, swings, mountainous pillows, wagons and dinosaurs. It aims to be a place where the little ones can play and parents can stay, and both parts of that bargain
ring true. (more…)

The Tasting Room Now Available on

On days like today when the wind chill dips way down below zero and like last week when Winter Storm Hercules dumped six inches of snow on us, it’s hard to leave the house or office — even if you’re hungry for your favorite food.

That’s partly why Main Line Delivery has become one of the fastest growing businesses in all of Greater Philadelphia. The restaurant delivery service makes it easy for Main Liners to get great tastes, now employs up to 100 drivers and was recently spotlighted on 6ABC. (more…)