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Happy 2015! I hope you’re feeling inspired by the start of a new year. I’m grateful for the week I had off, it was good to get away from my computer and just cook fresh food, light fires in the fireplace, and read. Where I was staying, there was a copy of Ruth Reichl’s new novel Delicious!. I read it all the way through. What a pleasure. Lots of sensuous descriptions and a fun, fantastical plot.

pomegranates and roses

Speaking of sensuous food, pomegranates are still in season. Here are some ideas for what to do with them, plus my instructions on how they should be opened.

We’re back with another dinner tomorrow night. The menu is below. As usual, we’re at Porsena Extra Bar, 21 E. 7th Street in Manhattan, between 2nd and 3rd. We serve from 5:30-10 pm, no reservations. Questions? Call Porsena at 212 228 4923. Hope to see you!

Lakh Lakh Menu for Monday January 12

Sabzi Khordan, herb and cheese plate with bread, radishes, and walnuts

Borani chogondar, yogurt with shallots

Sambuseh, crispy phyllo triangles stuffed with butternut squash and walnuts, with nigella seeds and spicy relish

Ash-e torsh, sweet-and-sour dried fruit soup with ground lamb meatballs

Balyg Kyukyusu, Azerbaijani smoked fish and herb omelet

Khoresh-e Karafs, lamb and celery stew with parsley and mint

Jujeh kebab, chicken kebab in saffron marinade

Ranginak, walnut filled dates topped with sweet, spiced roux

Bastani, saffron gelato topped with pistachios

Cocktail: dried lime tea with Prosecco

Photos by Sara Remington

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Lakh Lakh Menu for December 29

by Louisa on December 29, 2014

Sheep's milk cheese at the Tabriz bazaar Sheep’s milk cheese at the bazaar in Tabriz

 

Good morning! Tonight is the final Lakh Lakh dinner of 2014. We’ll be back on Monday, January 12 in the new year. Have a wonderful holiday, see you in 2015!

As usual, we’re at Porsena Extra Bar, 21 E. 7th Street in Manhattan, between 2nd and 3rd. We serve from 5:30-10 pm, no reservations. Questions? Call Porsena at 212 228 4923.

Lakh Lakh Menu for Monday December 29

Sabzi Khordan, herb and cheese plate with bread, radishes, and walnuts

Mast-o musir, yogurt with shallots

Sambuseh, crispy phyllo triangles stuffed with ground lamb and potatoes, with nigella seeds and spicy relish

Adas, lentil soup with tomato and dried lime

Mahi, olive oil poached fish with herbs, lemon, and garlic

Morgh-e torsh, Gilan style chicken stew with leafy greens

Havij polo, rice with carrots, orange, and saffron

Torsh-e kebab, lamb in pomegranate walnut marinade

Khoresht-e mast, Isfahani style sweet yogurt with barberries, orange zest, ginger, saffron, and almonds

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Lakh Lakh Menu for Monday December 22

December 22, 2014
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Hey everyone, yesterday was the longest night of the year, so happy winter solstice, or if you’re Persian, happy Shab-e Yalda! It’s holiday time, and we’ve got a festive menu for you tonight.
As usual, we’re at Porsena Extra Bar, 21 E. 7th Street in Manhattan, between 2nd and 3rd. We serve from 5:30-10 pm, no […]

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Persian Hanukkah Dinner at Porsena

December 16, 2014
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Happy Hanukkah! It’s time to celebrate the holiday of foods fried in olive oil.
Join us at Porsena tonight as we celebrate with a Persian Hanukkah menu that brings in regional Iranian tastes from the Caspian Sea, the Persian Gulf, and Azerbaijan. We put so much love into tonight’s dinner, and filled it with seasonal ingredients […]

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Lakh Lakh Menu for Monday 12/8 + Underground Gourmet Review in NY Magazine!

December 8, 2014
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We are super excited to be reviewed in The Underground Gourmet this week! The story features two pop ups, one of which is Lakh Lakh. It includes lots of gorgeous food photos taken by Carolyn Griffin from NY Mag.

Also, I recently had the pleasure of eating dinner with the inimitable Cathy Erway, author of the […]

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Lakh Lakh Menu for December 1

December 1, 2014
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Good morning! I hope everyone had a delicious Thanksgiving.
Here’s tonight’s menu. As usual, we’re at Porsena Extra Bar, 21 E. 7th Street in Manhattan, between 2nd and 3rd. We serve from 5:30-10 pm, no reservations. Questions? Call Porsena at 212 228 4923.
Lakh Lakh Menu for Monday December 1
Sabzi Khordan, herb and cheese plate with bread. […]

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Lakh Lakh Menu for November 24 + Persian Hanukkah Dinner in December!

November 24, 2014
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Over here at Porsena we are marinating fish in saffron, caramelizing onions, and folding perfect phyllo triangles to make sambuseh, all for tonight’s dinner.
Before I post tonight’s menu, just a heads up that we will be doing our second annual Persian Hanukkah dinner here at Porsena on Tuesday December 16. See the menu and buy […]

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The Launch of Magpie Cookshop + Lakh Lakh menu for Monday November 17

November 13, 2014
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I’ve been working on a project with a good friend over the past year, and it’s hard to believe but this weekend we’re launching Magpie Cookshop, a purveyor of sustainable kitchen goods, including aprons, tea towels, reusable lunch bags, and reusable produce bags. The products are gorgeous! They’re made from all natural materials, and they’re […]

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Lakh Lakh Menu for Monday November 10

November 10, 2014
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One of the best things about doing the pop-up is meeting the many Iranians and Iranian Americans who have found their way to Lakh Lakh. It’s deeply satisfying when Iranians taste the food and tell me that it reminds them of home, or that they’re excited to see Persian food being prepared and presented with […]

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Lakh Lakh Menu for Monday November 3

November 3, 2014
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Did everyone watch last night’s episode of Bourdain’s Parts Unknown, featuring Iran? I only got to see parts of it, but what I saw was great. It reflected what I encountered in Iran and have been trying to explain to people–there are friendly folks and good food in Iran!
In anticipation of last night’s episode, Food […]

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