900 Oakwood St
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Brooklyn-based chefs Liz Alpern and Jeffrey Yoskowitz, co-owners of the Gifilteria, a restaurant specializing in reimagined Ashkenazi cuisine (including their signature artisanal gefilte fish), host a meal showcasing the Eastern European Jewish food featured in their cookbook The Gefilte Manifesto: New Recipes for Old World Jewish Foods. Alpern studied under the “queen of American Jewish cooking,” U-M grad Joan Nathan. The menu includes root vegetable latkes with apple-pear sauce and an Ashkenazi-inspired version of kimchi, crispy chicken with tsimmes (an Ashkenazi root vegetable stew), and more. Vegetarian option available. Also, a candle-lighting ceremony to commemorate the 1st night of Hannukah.
6-9 p.m., EMU Student Center Ballroom B, 900 Oakwood, Ypsilanti. $36. Preregistration required by Dec. 5. at 487-6692 or at tinyurl.com/y8c59kc5.