Dinner was served on Friday, December 25, 2009. I used the Hebrew version to de-emphasize the obvious recognition of the date as this was a Shabbat meal first and foremost. But it was nice to share the evening with the special day.
This menu came from a collection of recipes centered around the Chocolate & Coffee braised short ribs. A special thanks to my friend Billy, the meatbroker, for supplying the high quality meat with which I cooked. Added to this came the Jean-Georges Vongerichten recipe for Mushroom springrolls. The rest flowed easily from these first two choices.
Here is the menu with a small 30 second video: