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A Tale of Two Restaurants – Variations on a Theme

Last week, SYR and I went to Tevere 84 (155 East 84th Street; New York, NY 10028 – 212.744.0210); just as every time before, we found their Roman fare superb. Whether we had the Carcioffi alla Giudia (Jewish Style Artichokes, one of the jewels of Italian cuisine!), Carpaccio di Manzo, Gnocchi al Sugo di Carne, or Scallopine de Vitello al Marsala, everything was cooked to perfection! The artichokes were crisp and tasty, the beef carpaccio was citrusy and tender in the extreme. The gnochi in meat sauce, were bursting with flavor; the veal, sauteed in wine, with mushrooms  was juicy and delicious. We washed it all down with 2 cups, each of us, of the house red, which happened to be an Ovadia Estates selection, smooth, well balanced and with hints of vanilla and spices, an excellent pairing. Definitely a restaurant to go back to again and again!


Carpaccio di Manzo - Thin raw cold beef with mixed salad..

Carpaccio di Manzo – Thin raw cold beef with mixed salad..

We tasted a French version of the Carpaccio, at Chagall Bistro (330 5th Avenue – in Park Slope – Brooklyn, NY 11215; Tel: 718.832.9777), on various occasions…

Steak Tartare - Prime beef raw tartare with cornichons, capers, shallots, chives, yolks, mustard and potato chips...

Steak Tartare – Prime beef raw tartare with cornichons, capers, shallots, chives, yolks, mustard and potato chips…

Both dishes are variations on a theme, so similar and yet… so deliciously different.



A Night in Paris

On June 9th, the Monday after Shavuos, The Kosher Scene will present an event at Chagall Bistro (330 5th Street – on the corner of 5th Street and 5th Avenue – Brooklyn, NY Tel: 718.832.9777). The 4 course French dinner will be paired with 8 wines (see poster below) specially selected by Costas Mouzouras of (Wine Director at Gotham Wines and Liquors 2517 Broadway; New York, NY 10025; Telephone: 212.932.0990). The all inclusive price for this sit-down food and wine pairing – a first of its kind in the kosher world – is $195 per person. Taxes and gratuities are all included! 

* * *Please, RSVP by Sunday – June 8 – at 9:00 pm* * * 

To make your reservations, please, click on the poster below or the PayPal (Buy Now) button at the bottom of this post or on the right side bar, or call us at 646.463.0803



The food is always an experience at Chagall Bistro (330 5th Street – on the corner of 5th Street and 5th Avenue – Brooklyn, NY Tel: 718.832.9777), when you pair each individual course with great wines it becomes an unforgettable event!

Hope to see you there!

CS and SYR


A Conversation with Sara Black and Vicki Rothschild

Sara-Black1abcTomorrow evening (March 19th) at 9:30pm (Eastern Time) we will be talking to Chef extraordinaire Sara Black, on Ms. Black hails from Israel and has a business here as well in her native land. Later this week we will post 6 Passover recipes which I’ve had the privilege to film and taste at a private demo given by Chef Sara. I can assure you they were all incredibly delicious in spite of the fact they were very quick and easy to prepare.

Chef Sara runs a catering company – Asparagus Catering – and is also a Private Chef here in the US as well Israel. In the past she was Executive Chef at various Israeli hotels and restaurants, as well as restaurants in France and other parts of Europe. Ms. Black consults on restaurants and more, and is ready to share her expertise with our listeners tomorrow evening at 9:30pm (Eastern Time) on our show. The broadcast was pre-taped on Sunday February 23rd at Chagall Bistro, in Brooklyn’s Park Slope area, at brunch time. The recording has some background noise but even so, it makes for an interesting and entertainting listen.

Meanwhile, in case you missed it, please listen to our show with ancient Hebrew book and manuscript collector, dealer and personal buyer Hersh Eidlisz.

Don’t forget to tune us in tomorrow evening at 9:30pm (Eastern Time) we will be talking to Chef extraordinaire Sara Black, on We’ll be waiting for you!

 *** UPDATE ****

VickiThe Second part of tonight’s show, on, will be a live interview with Vicki Rothschild, a Weight Management Counselor. Vicki managed to shed more than half her weight, eight years ago (after 20 years of struggle with Super Morbid Obesity) and tonight she will share her path to weight loss.

Her weight management program, includes:
* Unwavering support and guidance.
* Motivation, Inspiration and Insight.
* Accountability.
* An endless array of strategies and tips to get you through all situations and every obstacle you face.
* Learning new skills and behaviors to halt mindless & emotional eating.
* A satisfying, delicious plan that you will want to continue forever.
* Hundreds of scrumptious, satiating, recipes for Shabbos, Yom Tov or every day to wow you, your guests.

Don’t forget to tune us in this evening at 9:30pm (Eastern Time) we will be talking to Chef extraordinaire Sara Black, followed by successful Weight Management Counselor, Vicki Rothschild, on



Chagall Bistro

This past Sunday, a Belgian couple we just met at the Museum of the Jewish Heritage concert, SYR and I, went to Chagall Bistro in Brooklyn’s Park Slope section (330 5th Avenue – on the corner of 5th Street – Brooklyn, NY 11215; Tel: 718.832.9777) for dinner. Walking into Chagall immediately took us to another time, another world, from Brooklyn’s Park Slope straight to old Paris. The ambiance was truly très authentique – a nice surprise – and the first of many more the evening had in store for us.



We started our repast with the Duck Pastilla


It came with crispy duck cigars with saffron, almond and date coulis. Full of flavor and seasoned just right!

We segued with Chef’s Terrines and Pâté, a rich assortment of duck rillette, chicken liver mousse, veal country pâté, cornichon jelly and basket of greens. The rich taste of these delights brought back memories of my travels through France, memories long forgotten.

But we were not done with the surprises… we followed with two orders of Chagall Duck, for the ladies, and two Specials for the men…


The Special consisted roasted rack of lamb, grilled basil focccaccia, parsnip mousseline, artickokes, tomato confit, thyme, sauteed natural jus. The lamb was tender, juicy and full of flavor, the foccaccia still warm from the oven – full of aroma and taste – the jus was better than any I ever tasted. The ladies couldn’t stop talking about the Chagall Duck, it became obvious we would have to taste it… Frankly, duck had never been a favorite of mine, but I’ll confess the Chagall Duck just became one.

We washed it down with a delicious 2013 Rashbi Malbec, from Argentina’s Mendoza region. Artgentina, it seems, is almost incapable of producing a bad Malbec, even in the case of an inexpensive one like this bottle. With plum and black currant on the palate, a hint of smokiness it left with a long finish, this young wine proved a perfect pairing for an exceptional dinner.


We crowned the meal with a Chocolate Mousse for my friend, two Capuccinos for the ladies, and a Crème Brûlée for me. My Belgian friend pronounced his mousse the best he ever had, my Crème Brûlée (I’m addicted to them!) certainly was the best I’ve ever had.

As the Belgian said when we were leaving, “After eating in great kosher restaurants all over France, who would have thought I’d get my best French meal in Brooklyn?” A great evening to be sure, nonetheless there was something that marred it for me… looking around the nearby tables and seeing other diners’ choices, made me wish I could have eaten more. Chef Jean Claude Teulade and his stuff have developed the art of French kosher cuisine to heretofore unparalleled levels, which leaves us with little choice but to go back again and again and again.


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