My First Hanukkah Dinner

Thanks to a tip from our SF Mission buddies, Susan and Tom, we tried out a Hanukkah Pop Up Dinner at the Coffee Bar.

The dinner is the brainchild of Old World Food Truck. Chef Kenny Hockert told us he wanted to celebrate the food traditions of his grandmother and tap into other edible memories of Hanukkah.

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This lovely night of food and wine ended with a beautiful prayer sung by the chef and his diners.

Pickled Calf Liver
I enjoyed the pickled calf liver. I made a little sandwich with the greens and onions over a pumpernickel crouton.

Latke Tasting
My hubby was excited by the latke tasting. One was made with celery root. The other was filled with sweet potato. Mark said the latkes reminded him of potato dishes from his dad’s side of the family. He also remembered they added apple sauce and sour cream.

Hanukkah Pop Up Dinner
The kitchen staff went eclectic with soup bowls.

chicken consommé
The soup nuts were dense and yummy in this chicken consommé. I also liked how the liver leaked out of its kreplach dumpling and into the soup.

Drama over soup bowls
We kept telling Susan that everybody had the same amount of soup, regardless of the bowl size.

Salmon and wild mushroom kugel
The wine pairings rocked for last night’s dinner. I really liked the Proyecto Cuatro paired with salmon and a mushroom kugel. The wine tasted rich and dense in my mouth. When we found out it was from Catalunya, our table smiled. We remembered our adventures in Barcelona.

hanukkah donuts
The sweet finish: Hanukkah donuts. I enjoyed the doughy dessert dipped in berry sauces.

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