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 reservations. Questions? Call Porsena at 212 228 4923.
Lakh Lakh Menu for Monday December 8
Sabzi Khordan, herb and cheese plate with bread, radishes, and walnuts
Mast-o musir, yogurt with shallots
Sambuseh, crispy phyllo triangles stuffed with chickpeas and potatoes, with nigella seeds and spicy relish
Gondy, aka “Persian matzo balls,” made from ground chicken and chickpea flour, in chicken broth with dried limes
Pumpkin cilantro latkes with torshi-e khorma, tamarind date chutney
Jigar, lamb liver kebab marinated in cumin and garlic
Gheymeh Nessar, Qazvin style lamb stew with pistachios and rose water
Adas polo, rice cooked with lentils and green raisins
Persimmon goat cheese cheesecake with pistachio crust
Photo of gondi, Persian matzo ball soup, by Sara Remington