Celebrate the Jewish New Year on Sunday, Sept. 9 and Monday, Sept. 10 at one of the following restaurants in LA:
The First Night At Jar
Chef Suzanne Tracht presents Rosh Hashana on the first night of the Jewish Holiday – Sunday, September 9, 2018. Suzanne includes many of her classics, while adding some traditional Eastern European Jewish flavors to the menu of favorites. Start with Fall Apple Celery Salad with Arugula, Marcona Almonds & Reggiano or Suzanne’s signature Matzoh Ball Soup with Lemongrass Broth. For the main course, guests may select Jar’s Rosh Hashana-style Pot Roast with Carrots, Caramelized Onion & Prunes or Roasted Alaskan Salmon with Celery Root Puree & Truffle Butter. The dinner includes a side of Pea Tendrils and freshly-baked Challah for the table. To ensure a sweet year, the dinner concludes with a choice of Butterscotch Pudding or Roasted Apple Bread Pudding with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. Pricing for the dinner is $65 per guest, exclusive of beverages, taxes and gratuity. Jar’s traditional menu will also be available. Reservations are recommended and are offered starting at 5:30 p.m. Make you reservation by calling Jar at (323)655-6566 to book by credit card. 8225 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles.
Two Nights At Akasha
Chef and owner Akasha Richmond and partner Alan Schulman for two nights of holiday specials. The evening begins with a pomegranate martini and a traditional plate of crisp apples with local honey. Small plates include matzo ball soup with carrots, dill and parsley, and chopped chicken liver with olive oil challah and crostini. For vegetarians, they offer green bean and walnut “chopped liver.” Yukon Gold potato pancakes with applesauce and sour cream will be served with Richmond’s slow-roasted brisket. For the fish entrée, savor branzino with chermoula, smoky eggplant, tahini purée and green beans with shallots. Finish the evening with honey cake with caramelized apples and pomegranate sorbet. This dine-in Rosh Hashana dinner will be served from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Akasha also offers an expansive Rosh Hashana take-out dinner menu with easy-to-heat-and-assemble dishes. Orders must be placed with a credit card by Sept. 6 at 5 p.m. 9543 Culver Blvd., Culver City, (310)845-1700.
Sunday supper at Lucques
On Sunday, Sept. 9, meet author Amelia Saltsman and celebrate the Jewish new year with a dinner inspired by her cookbook, “The Seasonal Jewish Kitchen.” Saltsman will be in the kitchen with Suzanne Goin, Caroline Styne and chef de cuisine Mercedes Rojas making duck liver crostini followed by ricotta dumplings with chicken soup, pecorino and rye-schmaltz crouton. For the main course, choose either the honeynut squash with freekeh, or the braised beef brisket with roasted carrot and sweet potato tzimmes. A European plum meringue torte completes the evening. The menu is $65 per person, and comes with wine pairings by Styne or a special cocktail by Christiaan Röllich. Reservations begin at 5 p.m. 8474 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, (323)655-6277.
Tavern celebrates Jewish new year
For those looking to dine out for Rosh Hashana on Sept. 9-10, chef Suzanne Goin has designed a High Holidays menu prepared by chef de cuisine Joel Walsh. This dinner will be served in addition to Tavern’s regular à la carte dinner menu. The first course includes potato kugel with shallots and horseradish crème fraîche or market lettuce with black Mission figs, herbed goat cheese, borage and sherry vinaigrette. Main entrées include a choice of braised beef brisket, seared sea bass or the vegetarian Tehachapi grains with charred eggplant, sweet peppers, currants, pine nuts, mint and labneh. Finish with a honey-glazed apple upside-down cake with whipped crème fraîche. Select wines curated by Caroline Styne and seasonal cocktails created by Christiaan Röllich are also available. Tavern’s Rosh Hashana menu is $52 per person, excluding beverages, tax and gratuity. Reservations begin at 5 p.m. 11648 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, (310)806-6464.
Takeaway Options at The Larder at Tavern
Enjoy Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur takeaway menus to reheat at home. Choose from an array of appetizers, main courses, side dishes, Larder Baking Company breads and rolls, and delectible sweets such as chocolate-almond rugelach and an apple honey upside-down cake for the Jewish new year. Place your order by Sept. 6 for Rosh Hashana and Sept. 16 for Yom Kippur. 11648 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angles, (310)806-6464. 8500 Burton Way, Los Angeles, (310)278-8060.
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