The Mediterranean dish hummus is much more than a dip, and a new pop-up restaurant by Sabra is here to prove it.
The restaurant, Whirled Peas, recently opened to the public with a mission to introduce New Yorkers to the versatility of hummus.Six groundbreaking chefs will be serving up tasty dishes of hummus like you’ve never had before—before—in everything from tacos to Thai! Each week, a new menu drops – this week’s menu by Chef Jet Tila will include flavorful creations like Dan Dan Noodles, Yemenite Curry Fish, Crispy Cauliflower, and Chicken Satay, all incorporating the use of hummus.
Chefs Esther Choi, Jet Tila, Wes Avila, Deborah VanTrece, and Kwame Onwuachi will collaborate with chef and restaurateur Einat Admony to create an array of new and original dishes that feature a reinterpreted use of the plant-based favorite. For those unfamiliar with the dish, hummus is a simple plant-based food that’s made with “whirled chickpeas with tahini (ground sesame seeds) aromatic herbs and rich oils,” as Sabra CMO Jason Levine describes it.
In a statement, Levine goes on to explain that “We are partnering with a group of brilliant chefs, with diverse culinary and cultural experiences, to reinterpret hummus and showcase the unexpected versatility and relatability of this nourishing and flavorful food. From hummus with tacos to deep fried deviled eggs, delicious things can happen when we connect in the kitchen. We think you’ll want to try this at home.”
The Whirled Peas space transforms chef Admony’s Kish-Kash restaurant in the West Village until Sunday, November 24. Reservations to this delicious experience can be made here through Resy.
Also published on Medium.