National Escargot Day® 2015

National Escargot Day Boston 2014

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - National Escargot Day Celebrations Are Coming To Philadelphia! Marking the end of the annual harvest period, May 24, 2015 promises to be our biggest event yet! Look for inspired dishes to hit menus around the city on May 18.

The sustainably conducted month-long search for the true Wild Burgundy Snail, across vast tracts of European wilderness, culminates in a feast. A tribute to the world's most versatile protein, National Escargot Day menus present the Helix Pomatia Linne in all its glory. Diners this year will experience multi-course tasting menus, à la carte options, and even the occasional dessert, honoring the "Kobe Beef of Snails".

100% Organic, 100% Natural, the finest of the 116 edible varieties of snail and the only variety that can be truly called "Burgundy Snail", the Helix Pomatia Linne is also nutritionally unbeatable: see

As seen in Bon Appetit (March, 2005), Saveur (October, 2005), Santé (May, 2006), the Wall Street Journal (January, 2007), Philadelphia Inquirer (May, 2007), Philadelphia Magazine (August, 2009) says, "These snails are a revelation to those who don't like escargots", a great picture in GQ (January, 2010), Tasting Table National (March 11, 2014), 5280 Magazine (August, 2014), and:

Featured in:

Daniel Boulud's My French Cuisine.

Thomas Keller's The Bouchon Cookbook.

Fabio Trabocchi's Cucina of Le Marche:
A Chef's Treasury of Recipes from Italy's Last Culinary Frontier.

Marc Vetri's Il Viaggio de Vetri Cookbook.

Vitaly Paley's The Paley's Place Cookbook.

Harvested by hand in the wild, immaculately prepared, and simply unmatched, the Wild Burgundy Snails are the choice of top chefs across America. Smaller events are being planned in other cities as well.

2015 Philadelphia Participating Chefs & Restaurants include:

Chefs Marc Vetri & Adam Leonti
Vetri Ristorante
1312 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 732-3478

Chef Pierre Calmels
le Chéri
1009 South 8th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 965-8290

Chef Greg Vernick
Vernick Food & Drink
2031 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(267) 639-6644

Chef Kevin Sbraga
440 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
(215) 735-1913

Chef Peter Woolsey
Bistrot la Minette
la Peg Brasserie
623 South 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 925-8000

Chef Nicholas Elmi
Laurel Restaurant
1617 East Passyunk Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 271-8299

Chef Lee Styer
1537 East Passyunk Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 551-5000

Chef Jon Cichon
Lacroix at the Rittenhouse
210 West Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 546-9000

Chef Brad Daniels
640 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 763-0920

Chef Brad Spence
Amis Trattoria
412 S. 13th Street
Philadlphia, PA 19147
(215) 732-2647

Chef Sheri Waide
701 South 4th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 238-1888

Chef BV Nguyen
37 S. 19th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 564-2925

Chef Peter Serpico
604 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 925-3001

Chef Hiroyuki "Zama" Tanaka
Zama Restaurant
128 South 19th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 568-1027

Chef Lee Chizmar
Bolete Restaurant
1740 Seidersville Road
Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 868-6505

Chefs Todd Braley and Daniela D'Ambrosio
The Pickled Heron
2218 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(215) 634-5666

Chef Donna Robb
Creperie Beau Monde
624 South Sixth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 592-0656

Chef Justin Perdue
Liberty Lounge
120 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 569-8300

Chef Eli Collins
Pub & Kitchen
1946 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
(215) 545-0350

Chef Jon Nodler
A. Kitchen
135 Soutbh 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 825-7030

Chef Michael O'Halloran
Bistro 7
7 North 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 931-1560

Chef Nick Macri
La Divisa Meats
51 N. 12th Street
Reading Terminal Market
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 627-2100

Chef Marc Plessis
Pennsylvania Six
114 S. 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(267) 639-5606

Chef Joncarl Lachman
Noord eetcafe
1046 Tasker Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(267) 909-9704

Chef Joe Monnich
Parc Restaurant
227 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 545-2262

Chef Scott Calhoun
Lo Spiedo
4503 S. Broad Street
Building 500
Philadelphia, PA 19112
(215) 282-3184

Chef Paul Lyons
The Good King Tavern
614 South 7th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 625-3700

Stay tuned as more local restaurants are expected to confirm. Press seating with The Snailman is available.


2014 Boston Participating Chefs & Restaurants include:

Chef Ken Oringer
Clio Restaurant
370 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 536-7200

Chef Frank McClelland
774 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199
(617) 262-3023

Chef Barbara Lynch
No. 9 Park
9 Park Street
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 742-9991

Chef Scott Jones
354 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 737-0099

Chef Jamie Bissonnette
253 Shawmut Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 391-0902

Chef Michael Smith
1704 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 536-4300

Chef Matthew Gaudet
Westbridge Restaurant
1 Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA  02139
(617) 945-0221

Chef Barry Maiden
Hungry Mother
State Park
233 Cardinal Medeiros Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 499-0090

Chef William Kovel
300 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA  02139
(617) 576-3000

Chef Tim Maslow
1665 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA  02445
(617) 232-2322

Chef Mary Dumont
44 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA  02138
(617) 868-2255

Chef Alex Crabb
47 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 585-9575

Chef Matt Jennings
186 Wayland Avenue
Providence, RI 02906
(401) 274-7177

Chef Robert Sisca
Bistro du Midi

272 Boylston Street
Boston, MA  02116
(617) 426-7878

Chef Dan Enos
Oceanaire Seafood Room
40 Court Street
Boston, MA  02108
(617) 742-2277


Past Coverage:

On National Escargot Day, Chicago Chefs Go Italian

Monday, May 20, 2013
by Danial Gerzina

Last Easter weekend, there was a late breakfast at Palazzo Donati in Italy's Le Marche region. One of our writers was there, and one of the many things he ate that morning was a platter of snails, which may sound formidable right out of bed, but they were full of herbs, garlic and, being Italian, light tomato sauce. View full article. Download article.

Eating Neglected Food: National Escargot Day.  Hail the Snail!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
by David Hammond

 In 2007, during the cicada infestation of Oak Park, I appeared on several national and international television shows talking about ways to prepare seasonal cicadas in various dishes. Our most popular cicada creation, designed by my wife, Carolyn, was a nori roll with seaweed, rice, steamed vegetables and fried cicadas, which were a little like very small soft shell crabs. View full article. Download article.

Philadelphia has a taste for escargot and foie gras

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6 Ways to Get Your Escargot Fix

Catch long-time Potironne client and friend Chef Philippe Bertineau of Alain Ducasse's Benoit Bistro, New York City, on Martha Stewart Radio Wednesday (5/23) at 8:10AM ET to discuss National Escargot Day.

The snail picks up the pace
The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Snail's Day
Sante Magazine

Ask Zagat: Why Is Escargot Day May 24?

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Celebrating With Snails For Supper at Bibou

Bibou marks National Escargot Day

National Escargot Day Tasting Menu
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