Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Restaurant Impossible - La Stanza - CLOSED

La Stanza Restaurant Impossible
Chef Robert Irvine visits La Stanza in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he finds an Italian restaurant stuck in the past. The restaurant is being run by the owners 24 year old daughter Lucia, who dropped out of college to run the restaurant. She had no restaurant experience at all and there was a recent controversy with under-age sale of alcohol so Robert has his hands full. He finds the problem isn't so much with the food but with the depressing decor in the restaurant and lack of promotion of the restaurant. The food is average but mostly as the Chef is cutting corners  trying to help Lucia run the restaurant. 

Robert gets to work by adding new dishes to the menu and teaching Lucia everything she needs to run the restaurant after he leaves. 


What Happened Next? 

Yelp and Trip Advisor reviews since filming were mostly good. They only kept one of the dishes that Robert added to the menu, reverting back to their old menu. The restaurant closed in November 2014. Asian Palace Restaurant opened in its place, an Asian restaurant that is also a wedding venue.


Recipes Featured in this Episode

Philly Cheese Steak Stromboli | Meatball Tom Toms with Parmesan Cream | Tempura Sardines with Tonnatto Sauce


This episode was episode 2 of season 2 and was aired on July 13 2011, there were 18 episodes in season 2 aired between July 2011 and January 2012 and the closure rate for Restaurant Impossible Season 2 currently stands at 67%


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