Join chef Alon Shaya & Pomegranate Hospitality for a preview of Safta- opening this summer in Denver, Colorado inside the Source Market Hall. Chefs Alon Shaya and Zach Engel will serve a variety of hummus and pita bread cooked out of a mobile wood burning oven on site! Each ticket purchased includes one signed copy of Alon Shaya's cookbook «Shaya: An Odyssey of Food, My Journey Back to Israel». Tattered Cover bookstore will be on site to provide additional copies for guests.
James Beard Award-winning chef Alon Shaya and his team are thrilled to join the thriving community and share the flavors of Israeli cuisine with a city and state they have loved for so long. Known for his take on modern Israeli cuisine at Shaya in New Orleans, Louisiana, chef Alon and team, including James Beard Award-winning chef Zach Engel, will bring the same creativity westward. Meaning Grandmother in Hebrew, Safta pays homage to Alon’s deep cultural roots that inspire his cooking. Safta will offer freshly-baked hot pita from a wood burning oven, signature smooth hummus topped with everything from tahini to lamb, and combine the flavors of Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Bulgaria and Turkey into a dynamic menu. The restaurant will highlight vegetables from local farms along with craft cocktails, beer, cider and wine. Located in the forthcoming Source Hotel in the RiNO (River North) Arts District, Safta will be open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, and is eager to become a part of one of Denver's cultural hubs.
«My wife Emily and I love traveling to Colorado, enjoying the outdoors and the beautiful mountains. We've admired the way Zeppelin Development has created a community focus with their array of mix-use projects in Denver, and have decided to join forces by opening a restaurant inside one of their most exciting new projects: The Source Hotel. Though Pomegranate Hospitality's home base remains in New Orleans, Emily and I ask ourselves, where do we want to spend more time over the years? Which led us to the decision to open a business with like minded partners, in a project that incorporates the best in hospitality, art, and culinary. We are thrilled to bring Safta to The Source Hotel and become a part of this vibrant community.» — Alon Shaya