Kosher cooking adheres to a relatively simple set of principles: don’t smear food on walls, don’t feed your roommate while he is sleeping, and make sure all the food you’re cooking is kosher. Stick to the plan with today’s Groupon to Hummus Elite in Englewood. Choose between the following options:
- For $32, you get a kosher Mediterranean dinner for two (up to a $67.85 total value) that includes:
- One hummus or falafel platter (up to a $13.95 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $23.95 value each)
Two drinks (up to a $3 value each)<p>
- For $52, you get a kosher Mediterranean dinner for four (up to a $135.70 total value) that includes:
- Two hummus or falafel platters (up to a $13.95 value each)
- Four entrees (up to a $23.95 value each)
- Four drinks (up to a $3 value each)<p>
Employing seasonal produce and the cooking traditions he learned while growing up in a small, Israeli coastal village, Hummus Elite’s executive chef and co-owner Giyora Malka crafts a savory menu of glatt kosher Mediterranean cuisine. Hummus Elite’s namesake chickpea concoction is made fresh daily and “has a fine rich flavor enhanced with salt and pepper, garlic, cumin and a touch of jalapeño pepper,” according to the North Jersey Record. Pair the earthy spread with an assortment of toppings, from the marinated, sautéed beef and onions of the hummus-with-meat platter to the hummus-falafel platter, which features four homemade falafel balls served over tahini. For the main course, Malka serves up a selection of Mediterranean favorites, including vegetarian couscous, served with chunky vegetable soup, and potato- or mushroom-stuffed bourekas—baked pastries served with chopped Israeli salad and a hardboiled egg. A mixed grill comes with a choice of three scrumptious skewers, such as a kofta kebab with ground beef, lamb, Middle Eastern spices, and a dapper fez. Parched palates can be sated with an assortment of hot and cold drinks, such as a turkish coffee or homemade mint lemonade.
Giyora Malka and Shlomo Cohen, Hummus Elite's dual owners, share the same passion and vision for food. From an early age, Malka cultivated a love of French and Moroccan cuisine in his small Israeli village. He graduated from the French Culinary Institute in New York, then set out to broaden his skills in such restaurants as Sushi Samba Park. Eventually, he met Shlomo, a business veteran with dreams of restaurant ownership. Their meeting ignited not only a close friendship, but also the creation of Hummus Elite.
The kosher restaurant focuses its menu on authentic and healthy dishes that are low in both cholesterol and calories, drawing on organic seasonal produce and eggs whenever possible. Servings of hummus are made several times a day, simultaneously keeping side dishes fresh for diners and replacing servings lost to snacking ghosts.
39 E Palisade Ave.
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