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Curried Fried Cauliflower Hummus Forever

Monday, November 28, 2016

Is there a meaningful award Alon Shaya didn't win for Shaya the last couple of years? Hard to think of one. Table 8 made a little list:
Winner: James Beard Foundation Best New Restaurant 2016
Middle Eastern: Best New Orleans Restaurants: Critic's Picks 2016 - New Orleans Times-Picayune
2016 Restaurants of the Year - Food & Wine
12 Best New Restaurants of 2016 - GQ
10 Hottest Restaurants in New Orleans Spring 2016 - Zagat
Best of Food: Best New Orleans Restaurant 2016 - Gambit
Best of Food: Best Middle Eastern/Mediterranean Restaurant 2016 - Gambit
Winner: James Beard Award Best Chef South 2015
15 New Restaurants to Savor in 2015 - Times-Picayune
Best of Food- New Restaurant 2015 - Gambit
Winner: James Beard Award for Who's Who in Food and Beverage 2014

I promise, they missed a bunch.

Obviously, lunch there is amazing and wonderful and his curried fried cauliflower hummus is one of my favorite things to eat.

I could eat it straight, with a spoon, no pita needed, curled-up-on-the-couch-spoon-in-hand-Netflix-marathon-style.

It's that good.


Dining Room at Shaya, New Orleans LA

Hi, Av!

Av at Shaya, New Orleans LA

He ordered a sandwich, so I chose two small things for my lunch: one, this little plate of shipka peppers, stuffed with goat cheese. I didn't find the peppers to be spicy, though this chart shows that they're likely to be hotter than a jalapeno. In any case, they were paired perfectly with the cool, creamy goat cheese interior.
Shipka Peppers at Shaya, New Orleans LA

Here it is: that curried fried cauliflower hummus.
Cauliflower Hummus at Shaya, New Orleans LA

Cauliflower Hummus at Shaya, New Orleans LA

Av did the chicken schnitzel sandwich, which he loved too. Just a great lunch all around.
Chicken Schnitzel Sandwich, Shaya, New Orleans LA

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Been meaning to try Alon Shaya's recipe for whole roasted cauliflower

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If you're familiar with LA's Sqirl, Jessica Koslow will be coming to Shaya to cook dishes from her new book, Everything I Want To Eat: Sqirl and the New California Cooking on December 2, 7-10p. They'll also do a mashup for a 'Shayirl’ short rib and frittata breakfast pita. Event $120 without cookbook, $150 with.

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