The random findings & babblings of a twenty-something living in Philadelphia. I graduated college in 2009 and I'm still getting used to this thing we call the "real world."My favorite things include Philadelphia (the city, the sports, the food), traveling, ice cream, giraffes, taking pictures & finding recipes online that I'll probably never actually get around to making. It's an interesting mix, but so am I.
[unfortunately i was unable to take photos because of the lighting, but here’s a review none the less!]
we were able to choose from their regular menu and were allowed 2 small dishes (mezze), 1 main course (al ha’esh) & a dessert. they also bring out hummus with house-baked laffa & salatim (a selection of small salads). restaurant week offers this selection for $35, but it’s actually offered all the time for $38.
for my mezze i ordered the fried cauliflower (labaneh with chive, dill, mint & garlic) and a soup with chicken. it must have been an addition to the menu because instead of the latke they had that. i must say, i was really looking forward to the latke. however, the soup & cauliflower did not disappoint. they were both very good.
for my main course i went with the hanger steak (with eggplant two ways, sesame & pine nuts). luckily it wasn’t that big of a portion because i was already extremely full! the steak was cooked perfectly to my liking and it was delicious!
next up was dessert. at this point i didn’t think i could eat anything more, but then the caramel semifreddo came out with dulce de leche & pistachio cookies. somehow i found room for them…
overall, the food was absolutely incredible. i’m a huge fan of trying new things, and zahav did not disappoint. it is on the expensive side, but everything is definitely shareable and it’s more than enough food. i would definitely suggest going if you haven’t been before!