Akasha Unites Vodka and Latkes for Hanukkah

Traditional latkes
Traditional latkes Photo: Szlea via Flickr

We can usually depend on Chef Akasha Richmond to infuse flavor into our holidays. For Hanukkah, the chef has teamed up with Tru Vodka to pair unique recipes of latkes, kugel, and brisket with their cocktails for eight potentially crazy nights, starting Friday. Taking a green nudge from Akasha, Tru promises to plant a tree for every cocktail sold (that’s eight trees a bottle). If you made the chef’s Morrocan “gefilte” fish balls recipe we posted in September, you know she flips the script on tradition. One latke is served with wasabi and another with duck confit, plus her brisket can be sourced to Niman Ranch and the kugel comes with a pear-cranberry chutney chicken breast. Take a look at Akasha’s Hanukkah selections and vodka cocktails below. 310-845-1700.

Akasha’s Vodka and Latkes Menu
Friday, December 11th - Friday, December 18th
Happy Hour - 2:30 - 7:00 pm
Dinner - 5:30 - 9:30 pm


Organic Potato Latkes with Local Apple Sauce & Sour Cream

Yukon Gold Latkes with Gravlox, Wasabi Tobiko & Horseradish Crème Fraiche

Finley Farms Celeriac & Weiser Vegetable Latkes, Duck Confit & Pear Zinfandel Chutney

BIG PLATES (available during dinner hours only)

Slow Roasted Niman Ranch Brisket with Caramelized Weiser Deep Purple, Yellowstone & White Satin Farms Carrots and Braised Market Greens with Roasted Shallots

Pan Seared Chicken with Akasha’s Pear-Cranberry Chutney with McGrath Sweet Dumpling & Kabocha Squash Purée, Toasted Pumpkin Seeds and Finley Farms Savory Cauliflower Broccoli & Leek Kugel


WINTER MARY - TRU Celery & Peppercorn Vodka/ Weiser Farms Carrot Juice/Pickled Purple Carrot

CITRUS - TRU Vodka/ Local Grapefruit/ Meyer Lemon / Citry Organic Orange Liqueur/ Agave

PEAR - VANILLA - TRU Vanilla Vodka/ Pear/ Thyme-Ginger Elixir/ Lemon Twist

LOCAL APPLE - TRU Vodka infused with Local Apples & Cinnamon, splash of POM Wonderful

Akasha Unites Vodka and Latkes for Hanukkah