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$50  + Tax & Tip
11/ 4
7:45 PM
West Village


2nd Seating: 6-Course Modern Middle Eastern Dinner Series

Kubeh is an Iraqi-Kurdish-Israeli dumpling soup that is comfort in a cup. It is also the namesake of Chef/Owner Melanie Shurka’s new West Village restaurant. Chef Shurka grew up the daughter of a Long Island Jewish mother of Eastern European descent and an Israeli father of Persian descent. While studying law at Tel Aviv University, she fell in love with kubeh. After finishing her law degree in New York, she transitioned into the food world, working front-of-the-house at Balthazar and cooking for private clients. Her destiny was a kubeh restaurant, however, and in June 2017, she and her husband David Ort set up shop on Sixth Avenue, serving what may be the most extensive kubeh offerings that can be found outside of the Middle East. “A sleeper hit,” says The Infatuation, “and somewhere we can’t wait to get back to.” We'll be taking over the restaurant for this event, and Chef Shurka will be on hand to share her love of Levantine cuisine and answer questions!

About the Host:

Melanie Shurka

Executive Chef & Owner

Prior to opening Kubeh, Chef Shurka gained culinary experience by hosting frequent pop-up dinners at acclaimed Chef Einat Admony's Israeli restaurant, Bar Bolonat. During this time, she also studied up on how to operate a successful restaurant in NYC by working front-of-house for 5 years at the legendary SoHo restaurant, Balthazar.

The Lineup

All savory courses will be served family-style. Dessert will be portioned individually.

  1. Whole Eggplant

    with tahini, crispy cauliflower, lemon, and sea salt

  2. Beef Kibbeh

    fried matzo shell filled with spiced ground beef and served with sesame cabbage slaw

  3. Gondi

    chicken chickpea ball with dried lime, carrots, and basmati rice

  4. Roasted Potato & Pumpkin

    with charred okra, yogurt, and dukkah

  5. Apricot & Prune Braised Lamb Shoulder

    with couscous

  6. Knafeh

    shredded phyllo dough with baked cheese, orange blossom, and pistachio


464 6th Ave

New York, NY 10011

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The ticket price covers the full cost of the meal.
Can I bring guests/non-members to this event?
Yep! For this event, guest tickets are $70 + tax & tip, and you can bring up to 3 guests. Please note, guests are not allowed to attend unaccompanied by a member.
What dietary restrictions/food allergies can be accommodated at this event?
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