As American Express prepares to open its 8th Centurion lounge in Philadelphia by the end of the month near gate A14 in terminal A-West I reached out to find out what the full menu would look like.
American Express’ lounges offer free hot and cold buffet items and a complimentary full bar in stylish surroundings, although in my experience they’re ‘too good’ in that Platinum and Centurion cardmembers like to use them and as a result they get crowded at peak (and even non-peak) times.
The buffet is a real draw. American Express partners with a local celebrity chef at each to design the local menu.
Chef Michael Solomonov
Here’s the menu for the Philadephia lounge:
Challah French Toast with Tehina and Blackberries
Shakshuka with Merguez
Borekas with Kale, Potato and Feta
Crispy Potatoes with Za’atar and Kashkaval
Fall Fruit Salad with Rosewater
Harira (Moroccan Vegetable Soup)
Israeli Salad with Feta
Kale Tabbouleh with Apples and Pomegranate
Bulgarian Kebabs with Red Pepper and White Bean Salad
Rice Pilaf with Carrots
Stuffed Peppers with Pomegranate
Malabi with Coconut and Passionfruit
Generally when American Express has opened a new lounge they have handed out gifts to cardmembers coming into the lounge for the first several days (‘while supplies last’). Here was the lounge opening gift from Dallas:
I asked American Express about what the lounge opening gift for Philadephia might be and they declined to share, offering that they treat “these gifts as a surprise & delight moment for Card Members when they visit the lounge, so we would not like to comment.”