Leaf Restaurant & Cigar Bar
610.559.1336 // http://leafcigarbar.com
A revamped décor sporting cigar memorabilia and an easy-going attitude contribute to an ideal environment for cigar aficionados, from the bar and restaurant that boast a high-tech air-exchange system to the full-service patio and leather armchair lounge equipped with a widescreen TV. And, of course, there’s a retail store offering the world’s largest in-house cigar inventory.
An approachable all-day menu delivers casual pub fare, from chili, wings and fresh salads to signature burgers and sandwiches. Affordable entrees such as bacon-wrapped filet and maple whisky chicken make any day a special occasion. Check the website and Facebook for daily highlights, themed dinners, prix fixe “featured pairings” of an entrée, cigar, wine or beer, and more.
Q&A with Mark Teseny, chef
After getting a degree in physics, what prompted you to earn two culinary degrees?
Although I always loved science and cooking, science seemed more practical. But cooking crazy gourmet meals on a George Foreman grill in my dorm room made me realize cooking was my passion – and still is.