As the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah, draws near, San Francisco’s culinary landscape lights up with restaurants offering a feast for the senses. This year, amidst the flickering candles and joyous celebrations, two restaurants stand out with their unique and delicious Hanukkah-inspired menus.
One Market: A Three-Course Delight
Location: 1 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94105
One Market Restaurant, a renowned eatery in San Francisco, introduces a special 3 Course Dinner to celebrate Hanukkah. Priced at $49 per person, the menu features:
- Starter: Mark ‘n Mike’s Matzo Ball Soup, a heartwarming blend of chicken consommé with celery, carrot, and fresh parsley.
- Main Course: Twelve Hour Smoked Beef Brisket. This succulent dish is served with farro, pomegranate molasses glazed carrots, and a rich onion gravy, combining traditional flavors with a modern twist.
- Dessert: Traditional Sufganiyot, a jelly-filled doughnut that embodies the sweetness of Hanukkah.
This festive feast is an homage to both tradition and innovation, promising a memorable dining experience.
Canela: A Homestyle Hanukkah Feast
Location: 2272 Market Street, San Francisco
Chef Mat Schuster of Canela presents a fixed menu that redefines the Hanukkah dining experience. With a price tag of $69 (+tax/grat), the menu includes:
- Appetizer: Homestyle Potato Latke with herbs and cheese, served with a choice of sour cream, applesauce, or both.
- Second Course: Arroz Caldoso, a soupy rice dish with mixed mushrooms, mushroom broth, catering to vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free preferences.
- Main Course: Wild White Fish Filet accompanied by Lemony Chard Salsa Verde, Poached Potatoes, and Roasted Carrots, complemented by Labneh and Sesame.
- Dessert: Black and White Challah Bread Pudding, Tres Leches with Dark and White Chocolate.
- Optional 5th Course: Slow Cooked Beef Brisket with Veggies.
Canela’s menu is available for dine-in and to-go from December 7th to 15th, with to-go orders starting from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Thursday, December 7th. The restaurant also offers wine pairings and vegetarian substitutions.
A Culinary Journey Through Hanukkah
These two restaurants are not just serving food; they are offering an experience that encapsulates the spirit of Hanukkah. From the traditional to the innovative, each dish is a celebration of the festival’s essence. Whether you’re seeking comfort in a bowl of Matzo Ball Soup or exploring new flavors with Arroz Caldoso, San Francisco’s culinary scene invites you to savor the joy and warmth of Hanukkah.