“A successful dinner is one that lasts a while and one where everyone leaves happy. It’s a meal where we didn’t just wolf food down, rather something else happened at the table. That is the goal.” Laurie David
Recently, I was invited to check out the new fall menu at the Cleveland Circle location of Cafe Landwer. With one other location in Boston ( their flagship United States location) they bring with them flavors, culture and a unique spin on Israeli cuisine. Everything from the appetizers to the dessert was interesting and I left with many favorites from this new fall menu.
Having been in Tel Aviv for many, many years they have perfected what they want from their restaurants and fly in chefs to teach the cuisine to the chefs here in the US. Quality is key here at Cafe Landwer and the flavors you experience in Tel Aviv must match what you get here. I appreciated this about them, in more ways than one. Remaining true to your roots is something I am such a huge proponent of and when I can experience it in food it really just makes me happy. I left this dinner not only full and happy but anxious to bring family and friends, so they too could experience the cuisine I had.
This coffee wall is incredible!
Loved the decor at Cafe Landwer
I had many favorites, but I am going to share all the dishes I ate with you so that you too can experience this just a little bit and hopefully this makes you want to take a trip of your own to Cafe Landwer.
- A huge shoutout to Adelina and Mike who were our hosts for the evening and made our experience at Cafe Landwer so smooth and effortless.
So lets get to it…
Food | Appetizers & Entrees
Green Shakshouka | Feta, herbs, bechamel, leek swiss chard, challah bread
Moroccan Shakshouka | Ground beef/lamb marinated in harissa, morocca spice, challah bread
Latkis Benedict | Potato pancakes over avocado, egg, labneh, tomatoes
Pita Tartin Avocado | Za’tar pita, avocado, cherry tomatos, radish, chili flakes
Chicken Salad | Chicken, avocado, tomatoes, kale, chia seeds, cabbage, carrots, bulgur, quinoa, pumpkin seeds
Lebanese Salad | Bulgur, quinoa, tomatoes, peppers, pumpkin seeds, almonds, herms, sumac, labneh
Jerusalem Sun Choke Hummus Bowl | Root of sunflower plant marinated in harissa, flash fried | House made pita
Roasted Beets | Red and candy striped beets with labneh, fennel, black currant, sumac, najella seeds
Chicken Shwarma | Marinated chicken, couscous, kale, parsley, mint
Salmon Za’tar | Couscous, smashed potatoes, kale, parsley
Arias | Lamb/beef marinated with harissa- served inside pita and salad
Beverages | Tea, milkshakes, coffees
Landwer’s Famous Iced Tea | Crimson berry brew, pomegranate, passion fruit syrup, fresh fruit
Mediterranean Energy Shake + Spirulina Smoothie | Both delicious
Cortado | Absolutely delicious coffee
Krembo Milkshake | Vanilla ice cream, crushed cookie, milk, chocolate sauce, whip
Nutella Rosalach | Crispy stone oven dough baked with chocolate hazelnut spread
Lotus Rosalach | Crispy stone oven dough baked with cookie butter
Life as a Maven Faves
- Pita bread, hummus
- Pita Tartin Avocado
- Roasted Beets
- Latkis Benedict
- Lebanese Salad
- Mediterranean Energy Shake
- Rosalach ( Loved both, but REALLY loved the Lotus)
Hope you all take a trip- incredibly worth it!
Life as a Maven
**Although Cafe Landwer hosted myself and other bloggers, all opinions are my own as always.