Although the weather is still blistering, Rosh Hashanah is ’round the corner. If firing up the oven for hours to prepare your mom’s brisket and kugel just isn’t top on your list, guess what? Akasha and AR Cucina are celebrating the Jewish New Year with some favorite dishes!
The mission of Chef/Owner Akasha Richmond and partner Alan Schulman is to provide high-quality food and friendly service in a welcoming neighborhood ambiance and to bring the community together by holding events that celebrate its rich cultural diversity.
AKASHA RESTAURANT in Culver City is presenting two nights of specials on Wednesday, September 20 and Thursday, September 21.
Apples dipped in honey are a Rosh Hashanah tradition — which Akasha continues with Fresh-Pressed Apple Juice Martinis and a traditional plate of crisp See Canyon Apples with Pomegranate and Local Honey. Small plates include Matzo Ball Soup with Carrots, Dill & Parsley; Old School Chopped Chicken Liver with Olive Oil Challah and Crostini; Vegetarian “Green Bean & Walnut Chopped Liver” with Olive Oil Challah & Crostini; and Yukon Gold Potato Pancakes with Apple Sauce & Sour Cream.
The main course features Big Plates of Akasha’s Slow-Roasted Niman Ranch Brisket served with Yukon Gold Potato Pancakes, Apple Sauce & Green Beans with Shallots and Braised Chicken with Harissa Spices, Citrus, Olives & Date Syrup served with Roasted Market Carrots & Fall Greens.
Finish the evening with something sweet — Apple Honey Cake with Caramelized Apples & Pomegranate Sorbet.
Dinner is served 5:30 – 9:30 pm. A la carte pricing for Akasha’s Rosh Hashanah specials ranges from $6 – 28 and are served in addition to the complete dinner menu. Reservations recommended; call the restaurant directly at 310.845.1700.
At AR Cucina, also in Culver City, Richmond, Schulman and Chef de Cuisine Chris Keyser are serving an Italian-style Rosh Hashanah meal on September 20-21.
Start the meal with Pomegranates & Honey with Traditional New Fruits & Honey and Tuscan Chopped Liver with Anchovy, Capers & Vino Santo served with Akasha’s Olive Oil Challah. Other specials include a bowl of tender Tortelli En Brodo — Chicken-Filled Pasta with Broth & Vegetables and Branzino with Leeks, Tomatoes & Olives served with Fregula, Roasted Squash, & Carrots.
Complete the evening with AR Cucina Almond Cake with Apple & Honey Compote.
All Rosh Hashanah specials are priced a la carte and range from $9 – 28, served in addition to the complete menu.
Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant at 310.558.8800.