National Escargot Day 2012

inset pic2012Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - National Escargot Day Celebrations Are Coming To Philadelphia! Marking the end of the annual harvest period, May 24, 2012 promises to be our biggest event yet!

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,".

Featured in:

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.

2012  Philadelphia participating chefs & restaurants include:

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

Chef Pierre Calmels
1009 South 8th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 767-0731

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

Chef Jon Cichon
Lacroix at The Rittenhouse
210 West Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 925-8000


Chef David Salama
Creperie Beaumonde
624 South Sixth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 592-0656

Chef Lee Styer
1617 East Passyunk Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 551-5000

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

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


2012 participating chefs & restaurants include:

Chef Paul Ferzacca
La Tour
122 East Meadow Drive
Vail, CO 81657
(970) 476-4403

Chef Andy Schneider
le Rêve Café
7610 Harwood Avenue
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
(414) 778-3333 

Chef Jeff Pfeiffer
Bistro Niko at The Sovereign
3344 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 261-6456


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

2012 Coverage:

Philadelphia has a taste for escargot and foie gras

More on National Escargot Day

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.

Past Coverage:

The snail picks up the pace
The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Snail's Day
Sante Magazine

Ask Zagat: Why Is Escargot Day May 24?

Happy National Escargot Day!

Celebrating With Snails For Supper at Bibou

Bibou marks National Escargot Day

National Escargot Day Tasting Menu
DB Food Blog

Some Pictures of the Great Day on
National Escargot Day

DB Food Blog