Satisfy Comfort Food Cravings at Timna This Fall

Satisfy Comfort Food Cravings at Timna This Fall

Salads and summer go together like peanut butter and jelly, but crisper weather calls for much more than mesclun and a few croutons. This fall, satisfy your comfort food cravings with hearty Mediterranean eats from Timna.

At this modern Israeli restaurant in the heart of the East Village, Chef Nir Mesika serves up a jam-packed menu of mouthwatering delicacies that take influence from the Mediterranean, Middle East and North Africa (think Bedouin octopus with grilled pickled cabbage, black eggplant purée, hummus, Greek yogurt and tomato salsa; and lamb saddle with green pea purée, lamb stock lentils, black garlic and Persian lemon dust). This fall, stop by the rustic eatery to sample hearty new dishes that use creamy butternut squash, filling grilled corn, and more cold-weather staples. 

What to expect? Fall-off-the bone five-hour braised short ribs—complete with smoked butternut squash purée, grilled corn and house-cured lamb belly; savory potato gnocchi paired with tomato confit purée, creamy house-made sheep’s milk ricotta, stewed artichokes and fried sage leaves; and the colorful wild grouper with beet purée, grilled zucchini and a shrimp mousse-filled squash blossom. When it comes to dessert, adventurous foodies can end the meal on a sweet, yet savory, note with La-La Land—a porcini mushroom crème brûlée with tonka bean meringue and honey-sage ice cream.

Of course, this time of year light, summery cocktails are replaced with heavy elixirs that pack a punch. So, when it comes to lively libations, opt for one (or all) of Timna’s new aperitifs—all infused with autumn-approved ingredients such as coriander and cinnamon, house-made IPA syrup and muddled juniper berries.

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Photo (c) Michael Tulipan

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