Polish Culinary Week 28.11 – 6.12by Anna Kopito | 02.12.14
We are in the midst of every Ashkenazi’s culinary dream – it’s Polish Food Week! It’s time to represent Eastern European food in all of it’s finery…and yes, to all of those that think there is no finery in Polish food, this week (28.11 – 6.12) is going to blow you away with just how delectable pickles, gefilte fish and beetroot can be.
With locations around Tel Aviv (and Haifa and Jerusalem) hosting various Polish food inspired evenings there is a great deal to see and to taste. With a want to hone-in on an often neglected cuisine, Ronit Vered and Arieh Rosen hope this ode to Ashkenazi tastebuds will continue on as a tradition in Israel – even if all else fails, if they get the bagel more recognition in the country, they will have succeeded.
Check out the temple of gefilte fish Gefilterama at Pasaz (Allenby 94) where a pop-up/shrine to the infamous dish will be open until the 4th December. Gefilte Fish souvenirs, art and the fish itself will be available. Lumina restaurant at the Carlton Hotel (10 Elazar Peri Street) is also hosting a special dinner all week to show what a true, artisan chef can do with the humble root vegetables and meats that we associate with homely Ashkenazi food. The future of Israeli food is on it’s way and you’ll be shocked by the amount of cabbage it’s bringing with it.
Polish Food Week is taking place in events all around the country, for a full list of events check the website here: http://www.pcw.co.il/eng/
Written by: Francesca Kletz