Thursday, November 15, 2018

Sababa Celebrates Hanukkah with Two Special Menus, December 2-10

Inside Sababa (Photo: Greg Powers)

From our friends at Sababa...

Guest Can Dine at the Neighborhood Restaurant or Bring the Feast Home to the Family this Holiday

Sababa, the newly opened “modern Israeli” restaurant located in the heart of Cleveland Park at 3311 Connecticut Avenue, NW, will celebrate Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, with a special to-go menu for those wishing to savor the restaurant’s “modern Israeli” cuisine at home. The menu begins with a platter of Hummus Tahina, served with pita followed by a choice of Israeli Salad with cucumber, tomato, onion and picked Sharon fruit or Potato Latkes with hawaij-spiced apples. Next, guests can select from one of the featured entrĂ©es: Schmaltz Braised Lamb Shoulder (4 oz per person), served with roasted carrots and chickpeas; Roasted Beef Brisket (4 oz per person), served with caramelized onion and shishito peppers, or the Charred Vegetable Couscous with harissa and garlic labneh. To complete the meal on a sweet note, guests will enjoy Apricot Konafi Bars with shredded filo and apricot labneh filling. This Hanukkah feast is priced at $35 per person (tax not included.) Orders must be placed 24-hours in advance of pick-up, with pick-up times available from 1 PM to 6 PM. To place an order, please call (202) 244-6750 or email: (please confirm date and time of pick-up in the subject line.)

Those who wish to dine at the restaurant this holiday will be delighted to find a variety of specials, which will be available in addition to the restaurant’s full a la carte dinner menu. Executive Chef Ryan Moore is preparing festive specials for the occasion including Potato Latke with hawaij-spiced apples priced at $10; Sweet Potato with carrots, dates and pecan tzimmes priced at $10; Fire Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes with preserved lemon and herb tahina priced at $10; Roasted Beef Brisket with caramelized onion and shishito peppers priced at $23, as well as Schmaltz Braised Lamb Shoulder with roasted Sharon fruit, carrots and chickpeas priced at $24.

WHEN: Sunday, December 2 through Monday, December 10, exclusively during dinner service.  Dinner is served Sunday through Thursday, from 5 PM to 10 PM; Friday and Saturday, from 5 PM to 11 PM.

WHERE: Conveniently located just four miles north of the White House in Cleveland Park, SABABA at 3311 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20008 is close to the National Zoo, situated in one of the loveliest neighborhoods in Washington. Valet parking is available in the evening for $10 and the restaurant is one block from Cleveland Park Metro accessible on the Red Line.

WHY: Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is a Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication during the second century B.C. of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, where according to legend Jews had risen up against their oppressors in the Maccabean Revolt. The festival is observed by lighting the candles of the candelabrum with nine branches, also known as a menorah. One branch is typically placed above or below the others and its candle is used to light the other eight candles. This unique candle is called a shamash. Each night, one additional candle is lit by the shamash until all eight candles are lit together on the final night of the holiday.