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Thursday Night Supper Clubs At Baba Olga’s Kitchen... Great Food, Live Music, Old World Hospitality! Tickets: $55 per person/per dinner (+tax) Live Music, BYOB Limited Reserved Seating 7:00 to 10:00pm Free Parking Recent Philadelphia Inquirer Story Afro-Centric Cuisine of Bahia Thursday Night Dinner, March 17th, 7 to 10pm Live Music by Patricia King & Orlando Haddad of Minas Order Tickets Acaraje: Black-Eyed Pea Fritters Stuffed with Shrimp-Cashew Vatapa & green and red tomato relish Hearts of Palm Salad with Avocado, Cherry Tomatoes & Chile-Lime Dressing Feijoada Completa: braised black beans, spiced slow-cooked pork shoulder, chouriço sausage & tasso ham; sliced navel oranges, garlic-braised kale, molho hot sauce, rice Brazil Nut & Espresso Torte with Tropical Fruits in Passion Fruit Sauce
THE GREAT SUMMER HAREM TENT PARTY! Labor Day Weekend: Saturday, Sept. 5, 6pm-Midnight Join Us to Rock the Casbah! Great Music, Inspired Dancing, Exotic Decor, Delicious Middle Eastern Mezze, Aromatic Hookah! Live Middle Eastern Music: Joe Tayoun & Friends Burlesque: Sophie Sucre Guest DJ: Shawn Hennessey Chef: Aliza Green Tickets Include Baba Olga's Delicious Middle Eastern Mezze! Food Service 6pm-9pm Reservations Required BYOB Free Convenient Parking" THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT Please Note: We have changed the way we handle our ticketing to ensure there is enough food for all our guests! Since all food is prepared from scratch on the premises, we need to plan accordingly. All tickets for this event must be purchased online and placed by September 3. Baba Olga’s Harem Party Menu, Saturday, September 5, 2015, 6pm-9pm Mezze Hummus with chipotle chile Balkan ayvar (roasted eggplant, pepper and garlic spread) Moroccan spiced carrot salad Marinated olives Bulgarian feta with sumac Sliced cucumbers Grilled multigrain pita with za’atar Italian Antipasto Grilled marinated artichoke hearts Marinated roasted peppers Sicilian eggplant caponata (sweet & sour eggplant with capers) Caprese Salad: local heirloom tomatoes, basil, fior di latte mozzarella Rosemary-Garlic Crostini Sweets Assorted homemade cookies & biscotti Seasonal Fruit Macedonia with Spearmint Beverages [...]
Baba Olga’s Café Presents Aliza Green's Mother's Day Buffet! May 10, 2015, Noon-3pm BYOB BYOB: Mellow this Mother's Day with Bloody Marys and Mimosas. We supply the mixers, you supply the liquors. Buffet menu: Bread Pudding French Toast with Warm Caramel Sauce (vegetarian) Asparagus, Grape Tomato, Shallot & Vermont Sharp Cheddar Frittata Crisp North Country Bacon Greek Roast Lemon-Oregano Gold Potatoes (Vegan) Roasted Local Asparagus with Dill & Grain Mustard Mayonnaise Syrian Cinnamon-Spiced Meatballs in Sour Cherry Sauce; Basmati Rice Baked Ziti with Calabro Ricotta & Parmigiano and Tomato-Fennel-Basil Sauce (Vegetarian) Chickpea & Roasted Eggplant Moussaka with Crunchy Crumb Topping (Vegan) Laughing Bird Shrimp, Marinated Artichoke & Barley Salad: preserved lemon aioli Kale Caesar Salad: rosemary croutons, marinated roasted peppers & Parmigiano Apple & Candied Cranberry Salad: Cabrales blue cheese: mixed greens, toasted walnuts & Pomegranate Dressing Dessert White Chocolate-Orange Panna Cotta with Raspberry Coulis Warm Apple-Cranberry Cobbler with Cornmeal Biscuit Topping Seasonal Fruit Macedonia with Spearmint Beverages Orange Juice Bloody Mary Mix Jamaican Hibiscus Blossom & Spearmint Iced Tea Small World Brewed Coffee/Assorted Tazo Teas Filtered sparkling & still water $35.00 per person, served 12 to 3pm, half-price for children 12 and under, BYOB Please note that a 15% gratuity will be [...]
Baba Olga’s Café Presents Aliza Green's Easter Sunday Buffet! April 5, 2015, Noon-3pm BYOB BYOB: Mellow out your Easter Sunday with Bloody Marys and Mimosas. We supply the mixers, you supply the liquors. Buffet menu: Brioche French Toast with Pennsylvania Maple Syrup Cremini Mushroom, Red Pepper, Sweet Onion & Sharp Cheddar Frittata Crisp North Country Bacon Roast Herb & Fennel-Stuffed Leg of Lamb with Mint-Garlic Pesto Creamy Gold Potato Gratin with Thyme & Brown Butter Crumbs Roasted Asparagus with Hazelnut Romesco Genovese Easter Torta with Eggs, Spring Greens, Asparagus, Carrots & Fennel Jambalaya with Grain-Fed Chicken, Spicy Turkey Sausage, Shrimp, Tomato & Rice Laughing Bird Shrimp, Artichoke & Barley Salad with Preserved Lemon Aioli Baby Arugula Salad with Crumb-Crusted Baked Goat Cheese, Raspberries, and Pine Nuts Lacinato Kale Salad with Caesar Dressing & Rosemary Croutons Dessert Ginevra Cake (dark chocolate Devil’s food cake, Nutella-praline buttercream filling, bittersweet chocolate glaze) Fruit Macedonia with Spearmint Carrot-Pineapple Cake with Ginger, Cardamom, Pistachios & Coconut; Cream Cheese icing Beverages Orange Juice Olga's Bloody Mary Mix Jamaican Hibiscus Blossom & Spearmint Iced Tea Small World Brewed Coffee /Assorted Mighty Leaf Teas Filtered sparkling & still water $35.00 per person for this special holiday brunch; half-price for [...]
Baba Olga's Passover Seder Celebration 2015—with Chef Aliza Green & Friends, Saturday, April 4, 6pm-10pm This year, join chef Aliza Green with your friends, family, and neighbors at Baba Olga's first Supper Club Seder celebration, to be held on the Second (fun!) Night of Passover, Saturday, April 4. Everyone is welcome at this joyful celebration of freedom and tradition, with great food and Klezmer music! The program will be accompanied by a delicious multi-course meal served family-style along with the ritual four cups of kosher wine that make the story-telling all the livelier. Live Klezmer Music, 8:30-10pm About the Seder The Passover Seder סֵדֶר, meaning "order" is a ritual meal that marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Passover. It is a retelling of the story of the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt, based on the story in the Book of Exodus (Shemot) in the Hebrew Bible. Seder customs include reading from the Haggadah, discussing the story, drinking (at least) four cups of wine, eating unleavened matzo bread, partaking of symbolic foods placed on the Seder Plate, and reclining, in celebration of freedom. All followed by a wonderful meal based on the traditions of Eastern European (Ashkenazi) [...]
Learn how to make exotic spice blends that will bring flavor magic to your cooking and recipes using those blends. This series of cooking classes taught by Baba Olga’s Chef Aliza Green features recipes from her forthcoming book, The Magic of Spice Blends, and her other books. After this demonstration class, we will all sit down together to share lunch made from the recipes. Each guest will leave with a copy of the recipes and a sample packet of the spice blend we’ve made to make their own spice magic at home. Price for the class and lunch is $35/person (online registration required). Classes run from 11:00 to 2:00 pm including lunch. Limit of 20 guests per class. Saturday, March 14th: Morocco Ras-al-Hanout (head of the market) spice blend (demo) Moroccan Spiced Carrot Salad B’Stilla of Grain-Fed Chicken with Ras-al-Hanout & Cinnamon-Almond Topping (demo) Dessert: Candied Orange Cake with Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Saturday, April 18th: Sri Lanka (vegan-friendly menu) Sambar Podi (Sri Lankan curry powder) (demo) Ginger-Lime Cucumber Salad Sri Lankan Vegetable Curry with Gold Sweet Potatoes and Cashews (demo) Saffron Basmati Rice Dessert: Vegan Tahini Cake with Fruit Macedonia Saturday, May 23: Turkey Baharat Spice Blend (demo) Seared [...]
Baba Olga's Supper Club Presents A Speakeasy Celebration with The Red Hot Ramblers & The Peek-A-Boo Revue Saturday, January 31, 7pm-11pm Enjoy an evening of Authentic 1920's Prohibition Era Jazz & Philly's Premier Neo-Burlesque Show Tickets Include Baba Olga's Delicious Homemade Mittle-European Dinner Buffet! $45 per person BYOB Unlimited Free Parking Please Note: We have changed the way we handle our ticketing to ensure there is enough food for all our guests! Since all food is prepared from scratch on the premises, we need to plan accordingly. All tickets for this event must be purchased online and placed by January 28. Baba Olga’s Supper Club Menu Mezze Plate: individual at table Romanian Beet Borscht with Brisket and Sauerkraut Chicken Paprikash with Sour Cream & Caraway Hungarian Stuffed Peppers (with bacon, veal & pork) Macedonian Stuffed Peppers (with cheese & onions--vegetarian) Cauliflower Polonaise (butter-toasted crumbs, chopped egg, fresh herbs) Red Cabbage-Honeycrisp Apple-Celery Root Slaw Roasted Gold Potatoes & Shallots Gypsy Chocolate-Hazelnut Cream Cake Winter Fillo Fruit Strudel with Almond Fruit Macedonia with Spearmint Small World Brewed Coffee /Assorted Mighty Leaf Teas Filtered sparkling & still water
LAISSEZ LES BONS TEMPS ROULER! Material Culture and Allons Danser Present Living Zydeco Legend Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys Saturday, February 21, 7:00pm at Material Culture Join Us For An Unforgettable Mardi Gras Celebration with Great Music, Dance & Good Ole Louisiana Cooking! (Costumes optional. No partners necessary) Doors open at 6:45 Dinner Buffet 7:00-9:30 Cajun Two Step Lesson, Everyone Invited! 7:30-8:30 Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys 8:30-11:30 Tickets Include Baba Olga's Delicious Homemade Dinner Buffet! $40 per person BYOB Unlimited Free Parking Please Note: We have changed the way we handle our ticketing to ensure there is enough food for all our guests! Since all food is prepared from scratch on the premises, we need to plan accordingly. All tickets for this event must be purchased online and placed by February 18. Baba Olga's Mardi Gras Menu Serving 7:00pm to 9:30pm BYOB Jambalaya with Grain-Fed Chicken, Turkey Andouille Sausage, & Laughing Bird Sustainable Shrimp Red Beans & Rice (vegetarian) Creole Ratatouille with Okra & Mirliton (vegetarian) Honey-Adobo Roasted Yams (vegetarian) Olga's Salad (vegetarian) Dinner Rolls & Butter Warm French Quarter Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce Jamaican Hibiscus Blossom Iced Tea with Spearmint House Still & Sparkling Filtered Water
Snapshots from Aliza Green's Seasonal Buffet, December 7th, 2014.