Everyone is talking about - this year, for the first time ever, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah fall will share an entire 24 hours. That makes for a whole lot of celebrating in one day!
Lucky for Bostonians, two dynamic individuals have come up with a way to celebrate both Thanksgiving and Hanukkah, without having either take over Thanksgiving itself on the 28th. (see here for a list of stellar dining options in and around Boston)
Introducing Jeff Gabel and Chef Josh Lewin (executive chef of Beacon Hill Bistro) and their newest popup idea - Kitchen Kibitz. As a debut the duo have decided to present guests with a tribute dinner to the once in a lifetime experience of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah on the same day...behold: Thanksgivukkah.
On the 10th of November, the two will be putting on quite a show - a merging of traditional Jewish fare with Chef Josh's usual attention to detail and innovation. The popup will be held at 351 Hanover, which has been the home of Whisk, arguably Boston's most exciting and delicious semi-permanent popup concept of the late summer/early fall season.
There will be two seatings, one at 5:30 and one at 8:00. Tickets, at 65 dollars, offer guests a four course meal that introduces classic Jewish fare with many an interesting twist. It the perfect way to enjoy a blend of two different holidays and traditions into a few well thought out plates.
In true Lewin form, diners can expect locally sourced flavors which together will take on identities of both Hanukkah and turkey day. Think pumpkin seed challah and sunchoke latka, turkey roulade with chestnut and sausage dressing and much more.
With a kick off as unprecendented as Thanksgivukkah, this popup series has a bright future ahead of it!
Hurry now and book your seat here, 351 Hanover is a tiny and intimate space perfect for the likes of the evening, but also prove to disappearing all too quickly.
For those of you who do not manage to snag a seat in time, fear not! Kitchen Kibitz will soon become a monthly thing, poping up under varous themes all the while promoting a deeper appreciation of Jewish fare. Keep and eye and ear open for the next installment!