Saturday, February 25, 2012

Jewish Food Festival

Last Sunday as the snowflakes began their furious descent, we visited the Jewish Food Festival at Keneseth Beth Israel on Patterson Ave.

First of all, the place was CROWDED! and a bit chaotic. Everyone had turned out for this celebration of food and tradition. A band was warming up, but the overwhelming presence of humanity distracted me from the music.

One purchased tickets and exchanged them for food. Tickets were $1 each and any unused tickets would be refunded. I liked the offer of a refund. We acquired a menu and tried to keep out of the way as we decided what to eat.

We shared 5 items:

Salt and Pepper Kugel
Salt and Pepper Kugel - Noodle Casserole
Chicken Schnitzel
Chicken Schnitzel - Tender with a good crust
Cholent - A delicious stew with beans, barley, potatoes, and meat
Matzah Ball Soup
Matzah Ball Soup - A first for me! Very flavorful!
Potato Latkes
Potato Latkes - My favorite dish!

We would have considered trying more, but the crowded conditions proved to be too stressful for us. We definitely want to return next year. The food was fabulous. We might have to consider take-out, however.

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