Terence Feury, David Katz team up on Tavro 13


Chef David Katz (left) cuts veal and Chef Terence Feury, co-owner of Tavro 13, fillets salmon in the restaurant's kitchen. (CURT HUDSON / For the Daily News)

Chef David Katz (left) cuts veal and Chef Terence Feury, co-owner of Tavro 13, fillets salmon in the restaurant's kitchen. (CURT HUDSON / For the Daily News)

TERENCE FEURY can't stop staring at the spot. Most people would be unable to make out the thing, an off-white smudge the size of a fingernail on a rippled red-and-black chair in Tavro 13, his 2-week-old restaurant in 374-year-old Swedesboro, N.J. But Feury, who's always had a rep as a hands-on guy, sees it, and it's bugging him. He begins wiping it away gently as he talks guinea hens and Jersey peppers with David Katz, a fellow chef and friend who's also found himself a position in Tavro 13's kitchen.

After successful stints at Le Bernardin, the Ritz-Carlton and Striped Bass and, more recently, a 3 1/2-year run at Old City's Fork, Feury's left the urban hustle behind, shooting down I-295 to small-town South Jersey

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Terence Feury's Tavro 13 Open in New Jersey

Collin Flatt, EATER

Chef Terence Feury has just opened the doors of his newest restaurant, Tavro 13, in Swedesboro, NJ. Feury, who most recently worked the pans at Fork, has returned to his native New Jersey to open his restaurant in the 250-year-old structure at 1301 Kings Highway. The building was previously known as the Old Swedes Inn, and was in operation for nearly 25 years before Gus Tzitzifas took the helm with Feury in the kitchen.

Feury is bringing his signature style creative take on big ticket proteins to Swedesboro like the double-cut lamb chop and arctic char, and a long list of small bites that includes yellowtail, scallops, and veal carpaccio. The bar program features eight drafts, signature cocktails, and a deep wine list devised by Philly's most-opinionated chef-at-large David Katz. 

Tavro Thirteen’s Opening Provides Reason to Venture Beyond City Limits For Dinner

Grub Street Philadelphia

As mentioned before, one of the
things we said we were anticipating
most this season are new reasons to
venture beyond city limits for a bite to eat. One of those reasons, Terence Feury’s new hitch at Tavro Thirteen in Swedesboro, NJ, opens later today. Though menu specifics remain up in the air, we suspect the seafood skill set Feury honed while ascending the ranks at Michelin-starred Le Bernardin, and perfected while heading Striped Bass will take center stage. As will the farm-fresh, seasonal approach he plied at Old City’s Fork. 

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Tavro Thirteen in Swedesboro, NJ, to Open October 22nd

Art Namendorf/Artful Diner

On Monday, October 22nd, the historic Old Swedes Inn will be reincarnated as Tavro Thirteen, with acclaimed Chef Terence Feury as the power-behind-the- stove/partner at the nearly 250-year-old Colonial structure located at 1301 Kings Highway in Swedesboro, New Jersey.

Chef Feury has been working diligently to create the restaurant’s fine dine menus; and his partners are putting the finishing touches on the private dining room, the live music lounge, expansive bar, scenic patio, and beautiful banquet room.

Considered one of the East Coast’s culinary pioneers, Chef Feury has spent the past decade in culinary pursuits... from the Michelin starred Le Bernardin in New York to Farenheit in DC, and then on to Philadelphia to work at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. He helmed the kitchen s at Striped Bass and Fork, and was rightfully named “one of the region’s finest chefs’ by Philadelphia Inquirer restaurant critic Craig Laban.

Tavro Thirteen is located at 1301 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ. Log onto http://tavro13.com.

Bon Appétit! TAD 

Former Fork restaurant chef moves to Tavro13 in Swedesboro

Joe Hernandez for NewsWorks

Terence Feury, the former executive chef of Fork restaurant in Center City, is moving across the river. He will head the kitchen at Tavro13, a new restaurant scheduled to open Oct 9 in Swedesboro, N.J.

After graduating from Atlantic Cape Community College in Mays Landing, Feury worked in New York City, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia. His Philadelphia resume includes; Fork, The Striped Bass and The Ritz Carlton. "I want to bring some of that big-city glitz and flash with me so Swedesboro can have its own," he said. Despite the growing food culture across the Delaware River, Swedesboro has yet to experience any spillover.

On the same block as Tavro13 is Swedesboro's other upscale restaurant, Botto's Italian Line, which caters to an older crowd. For other nearby high-end dining options, residents would have to drive at least 20 minutes to restaurants like the Telford Inn in Mantua and Filomena Lakeview in Deptford, which don't offer the trendiness or mass appeal of a Feury restaurant. For that, locals look to Philadelphia.

While at Fork, Feury sourced much of his seafood from Barnegat Light, New Jersey, and otherwise bought locally whenever possible. He says this not only appealed to customers, but it also put him in greater harmony with the ingredients he used on a daily basis. "These farmers have become close personal friends. They know what I'm looking for, they've learned my palette, and they'll grow things especially for me."

Although the growing restaurant scene in southern New Jersey has mostly taken shape in Collingswood, Tavro13 is major coup for Swedesboro because it will literally fill the gap left when the popular Old Swedes Inn closed last year. Tavro13 will open in the Old Swedes Inn building at 1301 Kings Highway.http://tavro13.com/file/7212/newsworks-10.2.12.pdf

Tavro13 owner Gus Tzitzifas first set eyes on building in 2006 while dining at the Inn. "I liked the building and asked my real estate agent to see if the owners were interested in selling, which they were." The sale didn't happen right away but eventually in 2011, Tzitzifas got his building and began reinventing the space for Tavro13. 

Source: http://tavro13.com/file/7212/newsworks-10.2.12.pdf

Terence Feury to Open Tavro 13 in Swedesboro This Fall

Jacqueline Wasilczyk, ZAGAT

Former Fork chef Terence Feury is heading to South Jersey to launch Tavro 13 - an upscale, seasonally driven American restaurant expected to open mid- September in the former home of the Old Swedes Inn. The nearly 250-year-old colonial structure is being remodeled to feature a first-floor lounge with a 33- foot long bar, as well as a stage to house live music, a 56-seat dining room, an outdoor patio space and an upstairs private dining room and event space.

Additionally, for any of those looking for restaurant jobs - it should be noted Tavro 13 is hiring. Both front and back of house positions are available, and those interested should e-mail their resumes to hiringtavro13@aol.com by August 27. Qualified applicants will be contacted before September 4 (1301 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, New Jersey). 

Six talented Philly chefs cook a pig dinner at Beard House in NYC

By Drew Lazor, For The Inquirer

Country Pork Foie Gras Terrine with Pickled Vegetable Relish hors d'oeuvre.

Country Pork Foie Gras Terrine with Pickled Vegetable Relish hors d'oeuvre.

In the early-morning hours of June 13, six Philadelphia chefs began filling their trunks with meticulously organized containers and coolers, each vessel stocked with the raw materials necessary to execute an elaborate, $170-a-seat dinner at New York's James Beard House. One unmistakable foodstuff, however, had been fully prepared ahead of time. "We wanted to bring a little Philly up with us," said the event's organizer, Mémé's David Katz. "So we brought scrapple."

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