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Cafe Emunah - Anyone been recently?

Thanks. If you were only able to spend a 1/2 hour there, did you order any cooked dishes or only sushi?

Anyone else been to Cafe Emunah recently? Details please!

Oct 30, 2010
jondb in Kosher

New Kosher Restaurants in South Florida?

Has anyone been to Cafe Emunah recently? My wife and I ate at Emunah a few years ago. We thought it was amazing and asked to meet the chef - Hodney Doliscar. We're thinking about going back for a special occasion but I hear that Doliscar, the original chef, is no longer at the restaurant and I see the menu has changed too; I believe Doliscar left last year. Has anyone been to Emunah recently? Particulary interested in views of those who also ate there in 2007/2008 when Doliscar was chef. How does it compare now?

Sep 21, 2010
jondb in Kosher

Cafe Emunah - Anyone been recently?

My wife and I ate at Emunah a few years ago. We thought it was amazing and asked to meet the chef - Hodney Doliscar. We're thinking about going back for a special occasion but I hear that Doliscar, the original chef, is no longer at the restaurant and I see the menu has changed too; I believe Doliscar left last year. Has anyone been to Emunah recently? Particulary interested in views of those who also ate there in 2007/2008 when Doliscar was chef. How does it compare now?

Sep 19, 2010
jondb in Kosher

Best Kosher Pizza in Toronto?

Doesn't have to be fancy or cheap. Just good.

Ideally around Bathurst. Any other tips for eats between the Ontario Science Centre (Don Mills + Eglinton Avenue East) and the Airport (Pearson) are appreciated.

Feb 18, 2010
jondb in Kosher

Kosher Diet Delivery or Kosher Chef's Diet?

http://www.kosherchefsdiet.com/
http://www.kosherdietdelivery.com/

Has anyone tried either one of these meal service programs? How would you describe the quality (taste, variety and freshness) of the food and reliability of the service? I am interested for convenience, not for dieting.

Dec 20, 2009
jondb in Kosher

Kosher Prepared Foods Delivered in NYC

Queenscook, Thanks for the suggestion. Here's are two I came up with:

http://www.4starpc.com/
John Y. Santo, chef and proprietor, has been a professional chef since 1997. Currently culinary consultant and partner at Crown Royale Caterers, Fresh Meadows and Howard Beach (Rockwood Park Jewish Center

)

http://www.thekoshertomato.com
Sandy Stollar
The Kosher Tomato, Inc

I don't know if they can/will do what i'm interested in, but does anyone on Chow have experience with them?

Dec 20, 2009
jondb in Kosher

Diamond Dairy NYC

Diamond Dairy was a quintessential New York experience, where you could have fresh blintzes and a great omelet while watching the jewlery dealers open their stalls on the floor below. When I think of Diamond Dairy and Ratners it makes me sad - I miss them. Why did they close?

Dec 20, 2009
jondb in Kosher

Kosher Prepared Foods Delivered in NYC

Thanks, RIchard. The Center for Jewish History had a cafe but I think it closed. Food wasn't very interesting. It wasn't gourmet-quality. It was always the same 2-3 options on offer. I imagine some of these might be a challenge at Beth Israel too. When I can get out, I head to Whole Foods. They sell an individually portioned and packaged smoked sockeye salmon steak right next to a display case with several brands of kosher chickpea/tabouli/quinoa salads. That's fine for a day. I want more diversity and to have it delivered.

Dec 20, 2009
jondb in Kosher

Kosher Prepared Foods Delivered in NYC

Thanks, Cheesecake. I prefer if everything is predone and delivered.

Dec 20, 2009
jondb in Kosher

Kosher Prepared Foods Delivered in NYC

Thanks, Gila. I had seen Kosher Chef's Diet on Google before and didn't click through because I'm not in the market for a diet (I'm already starving at the office) or diet-type food (either bland or w/ artificial sweetners/additives, etc) but I'll take a closer look. BTW, I like kosher airline food too, if it's Hermolis.. still not sure I'd sign up for that 5 days a week though.

Dec 20, 2009
jondb in Kosher

Kosher Prepared Foods Delivered in NYC

Does anyone know of a service or company in NYC that will deliver gourmet-quality prepared meals on a regular basis? I live on the East Side and work near Union Square. I work very long hours and typically don't have time to leave the office for lunch or dinner. I am sick of the kosher options (boring and/or greasy) available for take-out around Union Square.

I would like to contract with a service/company to deliver to my home kosher prepared meals that I can refrigerate at home and then take to the office with me each day. Delivery could be once a week for several days at a time and I would order every week. Must be fresh, interesting and healthy food. Must be packed in individual containers so I can take to the office with me. Must be prepared under reliable supervision. (I would consider food prepared by an individual/aspiring chef if a reputable Orthodox rabbi will vouch for them). If this works for me, I have lots of friends who would be interested too.

Any suggestions?

Dec 20, 2009
jondb in Kosher

Restaurants near Fort Lauderdale airport, or north of there

Southern Belle,

I highly recommend , especially for your husband's birthday, that you go to Cafe Emunah. 3558 north ocean boulevard, fort lauderdale, florida 33308
Phone#: 954-561-6411 http://www.myemunah.com/

Despite the "cafe" in the name, and the silly marketing bit on the website about it being a "kabbalistic cafe and teabar", Emunah is one of the finest kosher restaurants in the US - not like anything else we have seen or tasted here in terms of presentation, ambiance, quality of ingredients and execution. It is a shame there are not more kosher restaurants like this one (and a mystery why there's not even one like it in New York).

Feb 18, 2009
jondb in Kosher