By COLlive reporter
How Jewish would you like your meal to be?
A new kosher restaurant in the Crown Heights area of Brooklyn is promising to bring customers back 100 years to the Jewish food scene of the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
Bou-ote (meaning “bubbles” in Hebrew) on Troy Avenue, which opened this week and is under the supervision of OK Kosher, will be serving what its owners call “authentic Jewish – Ashkenazi food.”
Owners Chaim Perlman and Shlomi Bitton, both local residents, say classic Jewish dishes have “not had the best reputation.”
“We want to bring back the delicious, authentic, Jewish food,” Bitton told COLlive.com. “I hate when people say that Jewish dishes are not good. They just haven’t tasted the right ones!”
Perlman says that when Bitton approached him to create a place where one can experience authentic and delicious Jewish cuisine, he was excited to get on board.
“We want people to come here not just to eat, but to enjoy the full ambiance of the old-style Jewish deli-restaurant of the Lower East Side,” Perlman said.
The restaurant is designed like an old-style deli, with black and white classic decor, a comfortable couch, and an inviting counter with bar stools.
Customers can choose from an array of dishes – all dairy – such as latkes, cheese blintzes, and a variety of smoked fish such as whitefish salad, lox, herring, sea bass and more.
For brunch, there are eggs benedict, shakshuka, baked potato with poached eggs and salmon candy, kreplach – made of potatoes, sage, and butter, many of which are smothered in cream.
“We plan to serve old school dishes, paired with champagne and caviar for the ultimate experience,” Bitton says, adding that the full menu is still being developed.
A native of Israel, Bitton says he has “a lot of Israeli Chutzpah” and has big plans for the restaurant.
“There used to be hundreds of Kosher delis in New York, and today there are very few left,” he said. “We have a passion for authentic Jewish food, and we want to share that with our customers. Hopefully, people will love it!”
302 Troy Avenue
Under OK Kosher Supervision
Hours: (Currently a soft opening)
Friday 8 – 2 hours before Shabbos