Arriving at the City Tavern, in Philadelphia, on a recent trip there, I couldn't help but think of my characters Suzanne and Johan in my colonial novel, partially set in Philadelphia. How closely does the current City Tavern resemble the original, for instance? As we walked to the tavern, I admired the colonial items displayed in the curved window (see above.)
I'm betting the original tavern had a lantern hanging on the side of the building. And no sign like the one pictured (but isn't it cute?) This was our second visit to City Tavern, having visited a number of years ago when I was researching Saving the Marquise's Granddaughter (White Rose/Pelican, June 2016).
We entered the building, which features the beautiful windows shown above. And we were greeted by strains of colonial music!
On the Sunday night of our recent visit we were delighted to be treated to harp music throughout our dinner. It was absolutely heavenly sounding! A welcome surprise after a difficult drive up from Virginia and very relaxing.
I had some fabulous crab cakes with City Tavern's special remoulade sauce, a delicious salad, and enjoyed a raspberry shrub -- all fabulous! The three of us shared a piece of chocolate mousse cake.
Visitors are encouraged to visit the other rooms in the tavern, too. The entry hallway shown above and our dining area below.
If you get a chance, visit City Tavern in historic Philadelphia and enjoy a delightful dining experience!
Bio: Carrie Fancett Pagels is the Colonial Quills administrator and award-winning author of Christian historical romance. Her latest novel Saving the Marquise's Granddaughter is partially set in mid-18th century Philadelphia.