Because apparently they each really like the way the other looks in decorative chef pants, a husband-and-wife team who’ve put in time at high-end spots like James and Fork (he as a chef & butcher, she a pastry chef/guru) are opening Russet. All the hyper-local grub is sourced from within 100 miles of the city and is slung in a Rittenhouse townhome's Victorian parlor outfitted with found photos, recycled woods, and tchotchkes ranging from old electrified hurricane lanterns to a hatchet head... axe ‘em about it!
The menu's not finalized just yet, but you can expect a healthy dose of fish & fowl like a brook trout seared & stuffed w/ maitakes, maple-glazed stuffed capon wings (from roosters that, um, aren’t quite the roosters they used to be... look 'em up!), and a guinea hen roasted in double-smoked bacon & hubbard squash, which’s what L Ron did to people who didn’t pay him a billion dollars to hang out with Will Smith.
There'll also be a smattering of pork plates utilizing their custom-bred, Amish-reared hogs (which they'll also throw in pastas like the bigoli in a creme fraiche/blue cheese sauce, w/ an egg yolk & lomo), in addition to braised beef brisket from a bovine raised by the dude who made the tables -- so, he knows about both assembling and disassembling legs.
And because the wife’s job is to fatten you up even more, get down on some of her desserts like a chocolate-ginger tart w/ candied blood orange or hazelnut-praline mille-feuille w/ roasted pears, which describes other couples who really like each other... because they just got totally baked.