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Hanukkah menus?

Does anyone know of good, local restaurants in the area that have Hanukkah dinners this year? SF, east bay, north bay, peninsula are all okay. I know Firefly has done them in the past, but they have nothing listed this year. Something along those lines would be great.

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  1. Saul's in Berkeley has typically done a Latka stand that they set up outside the restaurant.

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    1. re: bfeldman

      Yeah, I thought of Saul's. Was hoping for something a little nicer. There was a place in Mountain View (the kitchen table) that would have been a better option but word is they lost their chef and the food has slipped dramatically.

    2. I had a lovely 3-course Shavuot dinner at Sebastopol's Sonoma Wine Shop with community readings from the Torah. If a Hanukkah dinner isn't on the calendar yet, suggest it to them. One of the owners is Israeli and it has become a gathering place for the local temple. I know there was a Passover event there this yr.

      Sonoma Wine Shop
      2295 Gravenstein Hwy S, Sebastopol, CA 95472

        1. Saw via twitter that Delfina on California is going to have a Latke station or similar, I'm sure they'll have other holiday-appropriate menu items.

          Delfina Restaurant
          3621 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

          1. Hanukkah with Firefly Restaurant
            Dec. 1–Dec. 8, Mon.–Thurs. 5:30 PM–9:30 PM; Fri.–Sat. 5:30 PM–10 PM; Sun. 5:30 PM–9 PM

            4288 24th St., Noe Valley; 415-821-7652

            A latke appetizer and a beef brisket entrée—what could be better? (Call for price.)

            1. Contigo has these Thurs 12/2 dinner:
              Duck fat fried latkes, crab salad, wood oven roasted quail, fried sardines, persimmon cheesecake.

              1320 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114

                1. re: Melanie Wong

                  Went to Firefly. Have been there several times before and found the food to be good but not up to their usual standards. Inconsistency was the theme. The latkes were perfectly prepared and served with granny smith applesauce and dollop of sour cream. That applesauce made the dish. I had the lamb loin served over Farro Tabbouleh, Eggplant, Cauliflower and Garlic Jus. Lamb was perfect. The rest was a nice backdrop in flavor but the temperature was a little cool. It was like hot lamb placed on top of a tabbouleh salad. Not sure if that was the intention, but I didn't love the contrast in temps. My wife had the brisket and we both thought it had an off flavor. Couldn't put our finger on what we were tasting, but it was bitter and not something we would order again. For dessert we ordered the Valrhona Devil’s Food Cake with Cocoa Nib Ice Cream and Caramelized White Chocolate Sabayon. It was a good, straight forward dessert. We enjoyed it and ate the whole thing, but probably won't remember it 2 weeks from now.

                  Overall, okay dinner but for this price point I won't be rushing back anytime soon due to the inconsistencies.

                  1. re: Melanie Wong

                    Secondhand: my mom went to Delfina last night and ordered the latkae appetizer. 3 small latkaes which she said were absolutely wonderful, served with homemade creme fraiche. She also had the obviously unkosher pasta with dungeness, garlic butter, and lemon, which she said was the best pasta she had ever had. She couldn't stop raving about that pasta.

                    Delfina Restaurant
                    3621 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110