Saturday, August 27, 2016
This spacious restaurant on the second floor of the Museum of Jewish Heritage takes its name seriously, offering five varieties of house-cured salmon, some smoked. Legendary Affairs, the company that has provided kosher food for catered events at the museum, was given the restaurant concession, and now David Teyf, the chef and owner, serves an array of Jewish and Russian dishes. Many, like the Russian coffee cake thickly barnacled with walnuts, and the salmon, are also sold to take away. Some other specialties are assorted herring dishes, smoked mackerel, cheese blintzes and mini black-and-white cookies. The restaurant serves dairy only. Some of the food, including a savory, buttery, garlic-laced matzoh babka from Minsk, which bears a slight resemblance to kugel, are recipes from Mr. Teyf’s grandfather. “My family is from Minsk, some of them are Holocaust survivors, and I am happy to honor them,” he said. The restaurant also has a lovely terrace.
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