Saturday, October 2, 2010


         "Cooking is an art, but you eat it." - Marcella Hazan

My work is currently being featured on the walls of a fabulous new restaurant called ISABELLAS  located in Conshohocken . Whether you are hungry for delicious small plate items, a wood fired oven pizza or to look at some of my pieces hanging on a wall painted with a yummy mustard color, you will be happy.

                                          My beautiful daughter Emily and I at the opening.
                                                             Photo by Sari Lifshutz

From Hughe Dillon at

"The Vibe: funky - rustic hardwood floors, burnished copper accents - indoor seating for 40, outdoor flagstone porch seats 16 + features an unbelievable built in brick pizza oven. Walls are adorned by mixed media pieces created by celebrated (and award winning) Philadelphia Artist Karen Shechtman Cole. Upstairs offers a loft style private dining room with floor to wall windows, stained glass, and high ceilings."

Michael Klein: Two new spots opening in Conshohocken

Two newcomers in Conshohocken are on opposite ends of town and approach.
Isabella, a polished but casual Mediterranean, opens Thursday in a former shot-and-a-beer at 382 E. Elm St. (484-532-7470) under local developer Tom Richter. He has installed restaurant veteran Peter Dissin (Henry's and Crazy Horse Saloon, to name two from many years ago) and chef Michael Cappon (whose past includes Marathon and El Vez). Isabella is a knocked-out bi-level with vaulted ceilings and huge windows. Downstairs, the dining room features Neapolitan pizza (mozzarella made in-house and, get this, the oven is outside) and modestly priced Spanish-inspired small plates, plus six entrees ($11 for a Kobe burger, up to $22 for a New York strip steak) - and plenty of gluten-free options. See menu at Bar includes craft beers, grappa, and a small wine list. Upstairs is a dance studio, where they'll do lessons. It's open nightly.