Reservations and pre-orders for takeaway are open online to celebrate the Jewish New Year.
PORTLAND, Ore. (Sept. 15, 2022) – Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, will be celebrated this year beginning at sunset on Sunday, September 25th, until sundown on Tuesday, September 27th. Over the two evenings of Rosh Hashanah, holiday meals are enjoyed that incorporate the symbolic foods of the holiday, some of which are: pomegranate, apples, carrots, fenugreek, and round loaves of challah bread. Kachka is now taking pre-orders for dishes to gather around at home (see the offerings below), for pick up at Kachka Lavka on September 24th and 25th. Many of these dishes will also be offered on the restaurant menu at Kachka from Sept. 24th-26th (Saturday – Monday), so now is the time to make those reservations.
Kachka’s Rosh Hashanah Take-Home Menu
Round Loaves of Freshly Baked Challah Bread
Apples and Honey (1 pound of Kiyokawa apples and 1 jar of honey)
Chicories Salad with marinated grapes, spiced hazelnuts, smoked sheep cheese, and compressed celery, with tarragon and pomegranate vinaigrette
Chopped Chicken Liver with caramelized onion and apple
Short Rib and Carrot Tsimmes (a Jewish holiday stew), with dumplings
(also available vegetarian: Mushroom and Carrot Tsimmes with dumplings)
Lekach (Honey Cake) with fenugreek smetana mousse and pomegranate caramel
Apple Pie Vareniki Dumplings, pan-fried in butter and served with honey and fenugreek creme anglaise, cinnamon-cardamom sugar
Kachka’s Tsimmes (Jewish holiday stew, pictured here with chicken), photo by Carly Diaz
Kachka was opened in Portland in 2014 by Bonnie and Israel Morales, and has since become beloved by diners worldwide. James Beard Award-nominated Chef/Co-Owner Bonnie Morales and her team cook the food of the former Soviet Republics, including many dishes inspired by her heritage as a first-generation daughter of Jewish immigrants from Belarus. The warm hospitality and lively atmosphere at Kachka turns dinner into an event, fueled by a parade of dishes marked by deep and vibrant flavors such as dumplings, cured fish and pickled vegetables. Kachka serves over 50 different vodka selections, as well a list of house-made infusions, craft cocktails, and a curated list of beer and wine with a focus on Eastern European producers. Kachka now bottles its Horseradish Vodka, which is available at retail liquor stores throughout the West Coast. Kachka has been lauded by The New York Times, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine and more, and is one of Eater’s “Essential” restaurants in Portland. In 2022, Kachka was featured in the Netflix series “Somebody Feed Phil,” and was the subject of an episode of the Emmy award-winning docuseries “The Migrant Kitchen.” kachkapdx.com.