Vibrant flavors and warm service are the cornerstones of Fond, a new American-style restaurant from Chef-owners Lee Styer and Jessie Prawlucki, a husband-and-wife team.
Fond's interior features natural tones and elements, including a 12-seat live-edge wood bar, where guests may enjoy a selection of beers, well-crafted cocktails and a thoughtfully curated wine list developed by wine expert David Snyder, a former restaurant critic whose passion and enthusiasm for great and unique wines is well-recognized. The 36-seat dining room's bright display of greenery and oversized windows overlooking the neighborhood's 'Singing Fountain' enhance the restaurant's welcoming ambiance. During warmer months, ample sidewalk seating is available for guests to enjoy food and drink al fresco.
Chef Styer uses techniques he learned working with lauded chefs including Georges Perrier and Jean- Marie Lacroix to transform fresh, seasonal ingredients into a bold menu of globally-inspired dishes. Chef Prawlucki, who worked her way up to Pastry Chef at Le Bec-Fin, prepares desserts layered with flavor and texture, as well as freshly baked breads to complement her husband's dinner menus. Chefs Styer and Prawlucki met as students, at the Culinary Institute of America, in 2003. After honing their skills in a few different kitchens, they opened Fond in 2009, then married. Today, they live in South Philadelphia with their two young children.