Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne Welcome Amelia Saltsman for a Special Dinner Inspired by her New Cookbook on Seasonal Jewish Cooking

LUCQUES, the flagship restaurant owned by Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne, presents a special evening showcasing dishes from The Seasonal Jewish Kitchen, A Fresh Take on Tradition, the new cookbook by Amelia Saltsman just published by Sterling Epicure.

On Thursday, October 1 at 6pm, Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne present a four course menu that celebrates the richness and imagination in Jewish cooking prepared with Southern California’s lavish fall produce. The dinner begins with Amelia’s rustic Chopped Chicken Livers with pomegranate salsa and parsley & celery, followed by a fall salad of Arugula with Fresh Golden Barhi Dates, dried apricots, nectarine and sumac. The main course is a Grilled Eastern Cod with Aïoli, tomato-braised romano beans and salt cod. Amelia’s Apple, Pear and Concord Grape Galette in rye pastry with ginger cream is served for dessert.

Pricing for the dinner is $55 per guest for the menu only. Guests may choose the prix fixe menu or order dishes à la carte from Lucques’ seasonal menu. Books are sold separately at $29.95 each. Lucques will offer optional wine pairings from specialty producers selected by Caroline Styne.

Amelia Saltsman, a well know authority at the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market, will be present throughout the evening to meet guests and sign books. The book will be available for purchase at LUCQUES during the evening. Reservations may be made by calling the restaurant at 323.655.6277 or emailing a request to info@lucques.com


rustic chopped chicken livers
with pomegranate salsa and parsley & celery salad
arugula with fresh golden barhi dates,
dried apricots, nectarine and sumac
grilled eastern cod with aïoli
with tomato-braised romano beans and salt cod
apple, pear and concord grape galette
in rye pastry with ginger cream
concord grape sorbet with apples and pears

Owners Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne bring neighborhood-friendly events to their restaurant, providing a delicious experience that encourages socializing and community spirit. This series of Book Dinners is a wonderful moment for the Lucques team to celebrate books and recipes by some of our own favorite chefs and food luminaries

Amelia traces the delicious thread of Jewish cuisine from its ancient roots to today’s focus on seasonality and sustainability. Guided by the Jewish lunar calendar, she divides the book into six micro-seasons that highlight the deep connection of Jewish traditions to the year’s natural cycles. Amelia draws on her own rich food history to bring you a warmly personal cookbook filled with soul-satisfying spins on beloved classics and bold new dishes. From her Iraqi grandmother’s kitchri—red lentils melted into rice with garlic slow-cooked to sweetness—to four-ingredient Golden Borscht with Buttermilk and Fresh Ginger and vibrant Blood Orange and Olive Oil Polenta Upside-Down Cake, Amelia’s game-changing approach is sure to win over a new generation of cooks. You’ll find naturally vegan dishes, Middle Eastern fare, and new ways to use Old-World ingredients—buckwheat, home-cured herring, and gribenes—in fresh, modern meals. Inspired by the farm-to-table movement, her 150 recipes offer a refreshingly different take on traditional and contemporary Jewish cooking.

8474 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, California 90069
Phone 323.655.6277

For further information and full menus at LUCQUES visit www.lucques.com
For further information about AMELIA SALTSMAN visit www.ameliasaltsman.com


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