While the drunken masses look forward to St. Patrick's Day as if it were Christmas the Sequel, it also promises a bevy of school buses filled with obnoxious college kids wearing green on a pub crawl known as the "Erin Express."
Zahav is throwing a Klezmer Carnival dance party of its own for those who don't think green beer and shiny beads are all that much fun. Starting at 6 P.M. on March 17th, Chef Mike Solomonov and his crew will be hosting the West Philadelphia Orchestra, a fire-breather, and a fiddler to celebrate this musical tradition of the Ashkenazic Jews.
"Don't forget the costumes," said Chef Solomonov. “At Zahav, we take our food seriously – but we also love to kick back and have fun,” says Chef Solomonov. “This is a festive time of year, with Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day and Purim all taking place, and the Klezmer Carnival is our way of embracing that spirit and kicking up our heels with entertaining music and of course, great food and drink.”
Admission is $35 per person in advance, and includes food and music. Icy cold vodka is the featured drink for the night, and will be available on a pay-as-you-go basis. The menu will include house-made Duck Pastrami, Corned Beef Cheeks, Schnitzel, stuffed Blintzes, Borscht, a variety of house-cured Pickles, and Hamantashen, a traditional filled pastry.