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A theatrical dining experience by Chef Jose Garces at the Kimmel Center


Two different ever-evolving tasting menus highlight seasonal and local ingredients. Credit: M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia


The Experience

Fittingly located on the ground floor of the beautiful Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Volvér is a theatrical dining adventure from renowned chef Jose Garces.

Based on Garces’ world travels, Volvér offers two distinct experiences for diners: a first-come, first-served champagne bar dubbed Bar Volvér and two prix-fixe dining menus designed to highlight the best seasonal ingredients.

Bar Volvér

Open-to-the-public on a first-come, first-served basis, Bar Volvér is champagne and caviar lounge featuring a 1,500-bottle deep wine list, including more than 50 sparkling varietals.

In addition to sparkling refreshments, diners can order such haute bar snacks as caviar, charcuterie and cheese, as well as small plates like oyster tartare with horseradish cream cheese foam and black truffle concentrate.

The Main Event

The main dining experience at Volvér is a theatrical event onto itself. Diners will be served from a completely open kitchen revealing a behind-the-scenes look into the culinary process.

With seating for 30, the main dining room offers just two seatings a night featuring two separate, multi-course tasting menus carefully composed by Chef Garces and chef de cuisine Natalie Maronski.

Diners can chose from six- and twelve-course chef’s tasting menus, driven by the finest available ingredients and inspired by Chef Garces’ culinary travels.

Dishes highlight seasonal and regional ingredients, including locally raised meat, poultry and seafood and produce from Chef Garces’ own Luna Farm in Bucks County.

The ever-evolving menu features plates include the likes of a garden tasting with live lettuces from Garces’ Luna Farm; deviled egg duck liver mousse; Wagyu beef cooked on embers with beet root crema; and Monterey Bay squid stuffed with house-made green curry tapioca and coconut bubbles, and much more.

Beverage pairings or a la carte beverages are available for each seating. To see the current tasting menu, click the button below.

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While walk-in service is available at Bar Volvèr. advance reservations are required for the main dining room. Click the button below for more information and to make reservations.

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