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$60  + Tax/Tip
Wed, 9/7
5:30 PM & 7:45 PM
Washington Square West

Mabu Kitchen

5-Course French Meets Southern Tasting Event

Debuting in February 2022, this delightful meld of French and American Southern cooking is the brainchild of Chef Ayad Sinawi. Originally planned as a restaurant in Mabou, the Nova Scotia fishing village where Chef Sinawi has summered for the last 20 years, it got sidetracked by COVID. Determined not to give up however, Chef Sinawi stumbled upon a Pine Street location on a visit to Philadelphia in 2021. He was enchanted by the space, and so Mabu Kitchen was born. Originally from Vancouver, Chef Sinawi graduated from the French Culinary Institute and worked at Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality. He fell in love with Southern cooking, which is reflected in Mabu Kitchen's menu, with dishes like southern mac 'n cheese, and shrimp and grits. At the same time, the French influence is apparent in his steak au poivre and duck rillette. The Infatuation has named Mabu Kitchen to its list of "New Restaurant Openings You Should Know About," and we couldn't agree more!

About the Host:

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Ayad Sinawi

Executive Chef/Co-Owner

Originally from Vancouver, Chef Ayad Sinawi graduated with honors from The French Culinary Institute in NYC, where he lived up until opening Mabi Kitchen in 2022. He's spent the last twenty years summering in Mabou, on the coast of Nova Scotia, inspiring Mabu's name and cuisine. His credits include Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality, Pier Sixty, and Glenora Inn & Distillery.


The Lineup


All courses will be individually plated.

  1. Chicory Kale Salad

    with lacinato kale, frisee, radicchio, honeycrisp apple, pepitas, and poppyseed vinaigrette

  2. Duck Confit Southern Mac & Cheese

    with colby, fontina, cheddar, toasted panko, cajun seasoning, and scallions

  3. Grilled Octopus

    with toor dal, frisee, and mustard cream vinaigrette

  4. Shrimp & Grits

    with preserved lemon, roasted sweet corn, and peas

  5. Banana Pudding

    with vanilla wafer crumble

Restaurant Covid 19 Policy


At this event, we will be accommodating all requests for separate tables rather than communal seating. Additionally, all food will be served individually-plated rather than family-style. As per local guidelines, as well as the restaurant's own policy, attendees will not be required to present proof of vaccination for entry.

Mabu Kitchen

1120 Pine St

Philadelphia, PA 19107

Event FAQs


Do I have to bring printed tickets to the event?
No tickets are needed.
What does the ticket price cover?
The ticket price covers the full cost of the meal.
Does this restaurant serve alcoholic beverages?
This restaurant is a BYO establishment, so please feel free to bring your own alcoholic beverages.
Do guests need to be of a certain age to attend this event?
Yes. All attendees must be 21+ to gain entry.
Can I bring guests/non-members to this event?
Yep! For this event, guest tickets are $80 + tax & tip, and you can bring up to 3 guests. Please note, guests are not allowed to attend unaccompanied by a member.
What is the event ticket cancellation/refund policy?
Tickets to our events are non-refundable. However, for emergency requests, we may allow members to transfer their tickets to friends, provided the guest ticket surcharge of $25 is paid when transferring a member ticket to a non-member. All ticket transfer requests (as well as the guest ticket surcharge) must be sent to us prior to the event. Any guests who have not paid the guest ticket surcharge will not be allowed entry.
What must I bring to the event?
Please make sure to bring a government-issued photo ID. Additionally, please note this restaurant is BYOB, so make sure to bring your own wine and/or beer if you'd like!
What dietary restrictions/food allergies can be accommodated at this event?
At this event, we will be able to accommodate all dietary restrictions and food allergies except for gluten or dairy allergies. Please make sure to Update Your Dietary Restrictions within your Account Info before or after you purchase tickets, or email us at [email protected] after you purchase tickets to let us know what your allergies/restrictions are.

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