It couldn’t be helped: Memories of my childhood and huge dinners at my grandmother’s house (father’s side, from Eastern Europe) came flooding back to me after seeing the new menu being promoted at Rock Center Café through April. The well-known Rockefeller Center restaurant is celebrating the return of “Fiddler on the Roof” on Broadway with their own version of classic Jewish dishes that harken back to pre-Revolutionary Russia. In honor of the well-received show about a Jewish village in turn-of-the-century Czarist Russia, the kitchen has created a “Fiddler Feast.” With appetizers that include potato latkes, matzoh ball soup or roasted beet salad, main dishes of braised beef brisket and vegetable pierogi, and chocolate babka or honey cake for dessert, you, too will either be enjoying the most nostalgic of meals (if you grew up in an Ashkenazi Jewish culture with a great chef who helmed your kitchen); or, if not, you are in for the most satisfying of cuisines. All of this for a most reasonable $39. L’chaim!
» Rock Center Café, 20 W. 50th St., 212.332.7620