A Happy New Year at Akasha!
Had been hearing good things about Akasha for quite awhile, but it always looked dead when walking by. We decided to try it for the Rosh Hashanah menu they were offering to ring in the New Year and it was a winner. Nice warm casual decor in the restaurant and now offering happy hour in the adjacent lounge with a DJ. 1/2 off on bottles of wine on Weds. and no corkage on Sundays.
They have a very interesting cocktail list, but I opted for the Cava which was very light and dry.
Challah was brought to the table with some sliced apples sweetened with honey and pomegranate seeds.
We started with the liver pate "chopped liver" which had a soft but somewhat chunky texture and and the maroccan fish balls served in a light tomatoey sauce. They didn't have much of a fish taste and were more like a hush puppie. We ordered the potato pancakes which were so good, crispy and not greasy, served with sour cream and what I'm sure was homemade applesauce. I could have easily eaten another order and fortunately the brisket came with two more!
Mains were nothing fancy in the presentation, just superbly prepared traditional roast chicken served with a creative couscous with almonds, squash, chick peas, pomegranate seeds, stewed dried fruit and onions and a tasty, tender brisket of beef with potato pancakes and rapini. We passed on desert. Service was prompt. All in all a very delicious meal and we will go back to try some of the interesting veggie leaning entrees on the regular menu.