Top 50 Best Restaurants in Philadelphia

Philadelphia magazine used to post this list every 2 years, but the dining scene in Philly is so hot right now, they need to update it seasonally. D’Artagnan has been serving the chefs in this city for many years; it was one of the first major cities outside of New York that we began servicing…

Your New Favorite Film: Barbecue

Calling all BBQ fans! This is the summer blockbuster you’ve been waiting for. Australian filmmakers Matthew Salleh and Rose Tucker traveled the world to explore methods and cultural importance of barbecue.  The resulting documentary film, Barbecue, premiered in March at SXSW in Austin, TX, and has just been released on iTunes and Google Play. It will be available…

Caviar Wishes On Caviar Day

What is caviar? Very simply, true caviar is the roe of a sturgeon that has been salted. Prized by cultures going back to Ancient Greece and Rome, and of course, Russia, it still holds allure. Since today is National Caviar Day, we would like to with you a Happy Caviar Day, and take a closer…

7 Easy Ways to Celebrate Bastille Day

Every July 14th the French, already expert party-makers, throw a celebration so big that it’s heard around the world. Bastille Day is celebrated across the United States, from Chicago and New York City, to the more obvious New Orleans, and where ever expatriates live. At D’Artagnan we take la fête nationale pretty seriously. This Bastille Day…

The Foie-cicle: A Cold Summer Treat

You’re spoiling your dessert with all that dinner! Waiters at Michelin-starred Band of Bohemia in Chicago warn patrons to “save room for dessert” because that dessert could be a foie gras popsicle, AKA the foie-cicle. This unusual desert takes three days to prepare, contains 2 ounces of foie gras whipped with baked bananas, and is coated…

Make Bastille Day Party Plans

Feasts, fêtes and fireworks are the traditional ways to celebrate Bastille Day, the national day of independence in France. And where there are parties, there is food. While there is no traditional food associated with Bastille Day, many choose to eat peasant food in a nod to the proletariat nature of the uprising that Bastille…

What’s Cooking? Wagyu Short Ribs

Our friends at District Distilling Co. in Washington, D.C. shared a peek at what they’re making with our Wagyu Short Ribs. Their Instagram shows the marination stage of their kalbi recipe … now we’re eager to try this ourselves! Kalbi, or galbi, is Korean barbecue, and our Wagyu short ribs make a good choice for this tasty…

A Day for Celebration: National Fried Chicken Day

Today is National Fried Chicken Day! It’s the day to eat some delicious fried chicken – homemade or from the restaurant of your choice. Let’s take a closer look at this national treasure. Who made the first fried chicken? Smithsonian Magazine tells us that the first published recipe for fried chicken can be found in…

The Most Influential Cookbook Author You’ve Never Heard Of

Julia Child considered her “one of the few food writers whose recipes I trust.”  Craig Claiborne called her “one of the finest and most influential food writers in this country…one of the leading lights in contemporary gastronomy.” She has published 8 cookbooks, all painstakingly researched, meticulously written, and known for being absolutely authentic. From France…

Favorite American Recipes: Food for the Fourth

Some people see D’Artagnan as French to the bone, but in fact, we are American. Our founder and owner, Ariane Daguin came to the United States determined to forge a new life for herself. So D’Artagnan is a hybrid: uniquely American, but with a French accent. In 2 weeks we will be celebrating Bastille Day,…

Recipes for Your Farmers Market Bounty

We love farmers market season. At D’Artagnan we work with small farms and ranches to source our products, so we know how hard farmers work, and we like to show our appreciation. When you shop a the local farmers market, you often meet the people that grow your food. Building relationships with your farmers is valuable…

What’s on the Menu for Fourth of July?

It’s already time to start looking ahead to the Fourth of July! Today we begin a 15% off sitewide sale at dartagnan.com to help you plan for a glorious Fourth. Whether your holiday plans involve the grill, or a dinner at home with friends, we have something you need for the perfect holiday celebration. Our…