Press release

Beach-Themed CCD Sips to Celebrate June 22 Grand Opening of Dilworth Park Café and Air Grille


Tweet It, Instagram It:  New Dilworth Park Café & Air Grille making a splash at June 22 beachy CCD Sips @CCDSips @CCDParks

Philadelphia, PA (June 20, 2016) – Dive into beach season as Dilworth Park is turned into a special retro-beach themed CCD Sips to celebrate the new partnership between Brûlée Catering and Center City District’s Dilworth Park. You’ll be picking up good vibrations at Dilworth Park Café & Air Grille Grand Opening with boardwalk-inspired cuisine, in addition to the regular menus of both eateries. Look for the yellow umbrellas and classic silver Airstream.

The grand opening celebrates Dilworth Park Café & Air Grille being open all summer long. The menu features American cuisine made with seasonal, local ingredients. Chef’s creations include burgers made with a private blend of all natural brisket, short rib and other steaks, and topped with PA bacon and brie. The menus also include salads made with locally-grown lettuce and New Jersey heirloom tomatoes, hummus blended with PA-made tahini, sandwiches and many other grab-and-go delicacies.  The menu concepts are created by Chazz Alberti, Culinary Director of Brûlée Catering as well as JC Nunez, Executive Chef of Brûlée's off-premise catering division.

Dilworth Park Café Hours

Mon-Fri: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Sat & Sun: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Air Grille Hours

Mon-Fri: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sat & Sun: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Party goers at the grand opening can set sail without ever leaving dry land at this special edition of Center City District Sips at Dilworth presented by 2 Gingers, 5:00 p.m. – 7 p.m., offering $3 beers, $4 summer wine sangria, and $5 boat drink cocktails featuring 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey.

Guests will get leis upon arrival, and are invited to play Beach trivia to win cool prizes, and chill out to classic summer tunes with DJ Suga Shay (DJSUGASHAY.WORDPRESS.COM).

The event will launch a Sip & Snap Instagram contest for sippers to share their summer love of CCD Sips at Dilworth Park Café. Prizes include coupons for complimentary menu items from the all-new Air Grille, a ticket for a drink at Dilworth Park Café during CCD Sips, and gift cards to other restaurants. The top winners will also have a chance to win our grand prizes, two tickets to Mix 106.1’s Summer Jam on July 19, featuring Gwen Stefani and Eve, and two tickets to Jimmy Buffett’s Atlantic City concert on August 13!

Step 1: Follow @BRULEE_CATERING & @CCDPARKS on Instagram to qualify.

Step 2: Snap a photo while enjoying CCD Sips at Dilworth Park.

Step 3: Upload your photo to Instagram with hashtags #DilworthParkSips & #CCDSips

Step 4: The top two photos that receive the most likes will be announced winners!

The winners must have public Instagram accounts and all photos must be within guidelines for Instagram. This contest is not sponsored by Instagram.

About Brûlée Catering by Chef Jean-Marie Lacroix

Brûlée Catering by Chef Jean-Marie Lacroix is a GuestCounts Hospitality company founded by Barry Gutin and Larry Cohen, business partners since 1995. After joining the group in 2010, Chef Lacroix formed Brûlée Catering in 2011. The company serves more than 3,000 events annually and operates as the exclusive caterer at more than 15 venues in the Philadelphia region, and is a select caterer at Center City District Parks. Brûlée Catering handled noteworthy events including the Liberty Medal Awards Ceremony, Philly Fights Cancer Gala, The Free Library of Philadelphia's Borrowers' Ball, and the annual Evening in Franklin Square. For more information visit WWW.BRULEE-CATERING.COM.

About Dilworth Park

Dilworth Park, on the west side of City Hall, a large, sustainable green park with many amenities, programming, and improved access to transit, is the center stage for all of Philadelphia. The park links the Avenue of the Arts with the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and connects the office district with Market East destinations. It provides new distinctive entrances to SEPTA’s trains and trolleys and makes both the Market Street Line and the subway-surface lines accessible by elevator.