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A sneak peek at Wayne’s newest restaurant, Rosalie

Inside of the Wayne Hotel lies Rosalie, the latest Italian soul food creation by Fearless Restaurants. There, you’ll find authentic Italian cuisine (the pasta is made fresh every day), and is inspired by different regions of Italy. The restaurants opens on September 10 for dinner only and opens for lunch on Saturday, September 12. The restaurant is named after owner Marty Grims’ mother, a second-generation Italian immigrant.

“The story of “Rosalie” is first and foremost about family.  It is about generations of many families that have come together to bring Rosalie to life. It is about the families that will dine with us, that we will nurture, and treat as if they are our own. The notion of family is reflected in everything we do. The origins of the name and food, the way we treat our guests, it is ALL about family,” said Grims.

Rosalie offers an international wine list of 120 bottles with a focus on Italian wine, the beer list will be a combination of local craft and international favorites and there will be Italian inspired versions of classic cocktails. They will also source heavily from local farms and the menu will change frequently to reflect seasonality. View their entire menu here, and follow Rosalie on Instagram here.

I attended an early preview of Rosalie for a menu tasting and left with one thought – Fearless Restaurants never disappoints. Every time I dine at a Fearless Restaurant, I’m always blown away by the level of hospitality, ambiance and food. The Philly ‘burbs are in for a treat with this new restaurant, and it’s worth the drive for the city dwellers like myself.

I would like to commend the Fearless team for making this a safe and comfortable experience for everyone.


Rosalie Preview

The outdoor porch – the Portico – has woven bistro chairs and marble top tables under lazy ceiling fans which will transport guests to the seaside of Italy. And as my dress matched the chairs, it felt fitting to document the moment.

Private dining room
Bar area

The bar features a custom mural emulating the look of an old Italian street scene and trattoria styled booths in the bar dining area. All of Rosalie’s four dining rooms provide a uniquely intimate dining experience with their own personalities featuring vintage basket wrapped wine bottles, Polenta Paddles, vintage cutting boards, and ravioli rolling pins.

Those TILES though!

And onto the good stuff… the really good stuff. The menu features house-made pasta and traditional stone-fired pizza as well as panini, antipasti, and entrees.

A cocktail demonstration, followed by Sydney Grims sharing the story of Rosalie
The Pretty Little Lie cocktail
Gnocchi di Patate
An assortment of hors d’oeuvres per la tavola, including Crostini Toscano, Fritti and Suppli
The Speck Pizza
Torta di Olio d’Olivia – Olive oil cake

Thank you Rosalie for a wonderful meal! I can’t wait to come back.

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