Debrecen’s newest kosher restaurant has been opened by the EMIH-Hungarian Jewish Federation. The Hamsza, which offers modern, Middle Eastern cuisine, is located in the Jewish House in Debrecen, at 5-7 Piac Street.
The restaurant is operated by Co Sharing Trade Ltd, which also runs Carmel Restaurant, Tel Aviv Cafe and Brooklyn Bagel Brunch, which opened a few weeks ago.
The new kosher Hamsza restaurant offers locals and tourists alike a taste of internationally-influenced Middle Eastern cuisine, writes 168.hu. The quality dishes are prepared by Israeli chef Ahron Faigen, who studied at the best culinary school in Israel, Tadmor, and worked for a year as an assistant chef under Israel’s most famous celebrity chef, Meir Adoni.
Spices are imported directly from Israel; the lamb is sourced from England; and vegetables are fresh from local producers. Spices are imported directly from Israel; the lamb is sourced from England; and vegetables are fresh from local producers. The menu includes delicacies such as Iraqi beef soup and Moroccan curry.
The kosher restaurant can accommodate around 60 guests. The city of Debrecen is the second most popular destination for Israeli and Jewish tourists visiting the country, after the capital.
“We think it is important to provide, as in Budapest, more and more places in the countryside, not only with programmes related to faith and Judaism, but also with kosher meals. Especially if it means a quality restaurant like Hamsa,”
said Slomó Köves, Chief Rabbi of the EMIH – Hungarian Jewish Federation.
“There will be no Hungarian food on the menu, because I wanted to create something that is completely new in the Debrecen, and I hope in the national gastronomic offer,” Ahron Faigen, creative chef at Hamsza, who was given the task in Debrecen a few months ago, said ambitiously.
The restaurant will be open from 5 PM to 10 PM from Monday to Thursday and from 12 PM to 10 PM on Sundays. The Jewish House, designed by the EMIH, will host cultural and faith-related programmes, as well as classrooms and a playroom. The centre will also provide space for social and charitable activities.
Source: 168.hu, zsido.com