Hummus with Laffa
Persimmon Salad: Pickled Persimmon, Radish, Bulgarian Feta, Pistachio
Marinated Artichokes: Fresh Ricotta, Orange, Pine Nuts
Fried Cauliflower: Labaneh with Chive, Dill, Mint and Garlic
Crispy Haloumi: Dates, Apples, Walnuts, Urfa
Roasted Brussel Sprouts: Brussels Babaganoush, Almond, Aleppo Peppers
Kofte: Ground Beef and Lamb, Cumin, Peppers, Carrots
Duck Kebab: Carrot – Saffron Rice, Huckleberries, Pistachios
Konafi: Ricotta, Apples, Labaneh Ice Cream
Vanilla Custard: Poached Squash, Pistachio, Cardamom
Tehina Semifreddo: Tehina Cookies, Hot Chocolate
FACTS: Israeli restaurant located in Society Hill, Philadelphia
Zahav’s stunning location immediately sets the tone for a fabulous dining experience. This restaurant is not only spectacular, but it also offers one of the best deals around. For only $39, they offer a tasting menu which includes Salatim (salads) and Hummus with Laffa (bread), Two Mezze (small plates), One Al Ha’esh (grilled dish), and One Dessert.
By selecting different items off of the tasting menu, along with receiving two complimentary items, my boyfriend and I were able to try a variety of dishes on this occasion. And, although everything was absolutely delicious, my favorite items were the following:
- The laffa and hummus are to die for. The bread is freshly baked and the hummus is incredibly smooth and creamy. In fact, these two items alone are worth coming here for.
- As for the salatim (salads), the eggplant was my favorite. It was savory and flavorful; I was longing for more.
- The hot chocolate was superb and should be the standard everywhere.
From the beautiful and modern Middle Eastern design to the impeccable service and, most importantly, to the outstanding food, I highly, highly recommend this place. It’s a great venue for any occasion, and I look forward to many future visits.
QUICK TIDBIT: Be sure to check out their menu: http://zahavrestaurant.com/