Hearthstone Has Your Hanukkah Favorites This Season
Renowned Jewish poet Adam Sandler once wrote, “Hanukkah is the festival of lights, instead of one day of presents we have eight crazy nights.” The dates of Hanukkah are based on the lunar calendar, so this year it begins at sundown on December 18th until sundown on December 26th. Come in on any–or all–of those dates to enjoy some traditional and delicious dishes to have a Happy Hanukkah at Hearthstone!
A Brief Hanukkah History
Hannukah is a religious celebration for those of the Jewish faith that commemorates a historical event but is also rich in symbolism. Over 2,000 years ago, a Syrian king demanded that Jewish people abandon the Torah and instead publicly worship the greek gods, leading to a rebellion and recapturing of the Temple of Jerusalem by a group named the Maccabees. The temple needed to be restored per Jewish custom, but there was only enough oil to light the lamp for one night. However, the oil ended up lasting for eight days, which is recreated in the present day by the lighting of the menorah. Hanukkah signifies the triumph of light over darkness on many different levels. It’s a beautiful concept worthy of illumination throughout humanity.
Jewish cuisine is influenced by the culture’s migratory history and adaptability. Recipes and ingredients differ by location and by generation, but one common aspect is that during Hannukkah the food is cooked in oil to honor the original miracle of the oil lasting eight days. Hearthstone has several popular Hanukkah favorites on the menu this year:
Homemade Challah Bread with honey butter
Traditional Potato Latkes with smoked salmon, capers, a dill creme fraiche, and shallot
Beef Brisket with glazed rainbow carrots, pearl onions, a red wine demi, and sweet potatoes.
Chocolate Babka Bread Pudding with french vanilla ice cream, kosher chocolate and caramel sauce, and fresh mint
Gather for a Happy Hanukkah at Hearthstone
Like most holidays, Hanukkah is a time for family to gather around the table to eat after partaking in rituals and traditions. What is unique about Hannukkah is that if friends or family have been estranged, it is a good time for them to reconcile. If you are looking for a space for your family to get together this Hanukkah, Hearthstone has a variety of options: a private dining room that seats up to 24, the lounge that accommodates 80, the outdoor patio with wood burning firepit that holds 80 seated and 100 reception style, or a full venue reservation for up to 300 people. No matter the size of your party, there are plenty of options for you to have a lovely and happy Hannukkah at Hearthstone!
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