On Christmas Eve at the Los Angeles restaurant Mezze, Chef Micah Wexler is presenting a “Very Jewish Christmas Eve” menu highlighting the chef’s memories of childhood meals past in Semitic selections like his grandma’s chopped chicken livers with grape mostarda and challah, smoked sablefish with lebne and pickled shallots, matzoball soup, and brisket shawarma. For those uninterested in a shtetl-inspired dinner, the standard, notably non-kosher Mezze menu, blue prawns with saffron, persimmon salad with house bacon, will be offered as well. Says Wexler: “I’m smart enough to realize that not everyone wants to eat tons of chicken liver.” On December 24th, Wexler’s one-night-only “A Very Jewish Christmas” menu includes:

Wild Salmon, Purple Onion, B. Bendik and Son Rye
Grandma’s Chopped Chicken Livers, Grape Mostarda, Challah
Smoked Sablefish, Lebne, Pickled Shallots, Capers
Matzoball Soup
Pastrami, Mustard, Rye
Potato Knish, House Mustard
Shawarma, Brisket, Amba, House Pickles

Mezze
401 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
310-657-4103
mezzela.com