Beat the chill Saturday, January 30th at the Bridge Cafe in Frenchtown, New Jersey at 6PM for Phở under the full moon.
Dietary restrictions welcomed, take out available.
The Platform Restaurant made its debut at The Bridge Cafe in Frenchtown, New Jersey this spring and quickly became the talk of the Delaware River Valley. While I was traveling around the States this summer, I would call home and ask friends and family how the summer was treating them- every person would gush about the food at the Platform. It became the place to be, featuring a rotating menu of whatever region Chef Graham Miller wanted to explore. Graham a recent graduate of The Culinary Institute of America worked out in California and hit the ground running when he returned home. I had the pleasure of making it to the last Platform pop-up of the summer where I was overwhelmed and delighted by all of the familiar faces. I couldn't remember a place where people had gathered like this before.
Graham and I have been friends since elementary school and he is probably one of the most gregarious dudes I know. When I was living in Philadelphia and obsessed with Vietnamese food, I would try to lure Graham to come down to the city to explore the asian markets. After a night of barhopping, I insisted we make the pilgrimage to Washington Avenue for a bowl of the good stuff knowing he'd be as smitten with it as I was.
When I came home this winter I was keen to work with Graham at his parents place, The Bridge Cafe, just three miles south of my parent's inn in Upper Black Eddy. Our families have been hustling in the river valley since the 80s and have been very encouraging of us young bucks trying to make our way into the game. We decided we would put on a huge stock pot of Phở for our friends, family and community to celebrate the first full moon of the year.