Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Signs of the upcoming holiday at the end of December, Part 19



At Veselka.

And here's one food blogger's description of the soup:

Impossibly clear, the deepest ruby red, redolent of spices and earthy mushrooms, Veselka’s Christmas Borscht appears for maybe 45 days a year sometime around Thanksgiving and disappears with the New Year. Born out of the meatless Christmas eve dinner customary in Eastern European countries, the broth is made of beets, laced with vinegar and savory spices and is served with a few tiny mushroom pierogis and a delicate dusting of dill. I could eat this soup every day for the rest of my life and when it’s around I do my best.

(And don't worry if you missed the first 18 parts of this series. They're available on demand.)

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yay!

9:43 am said...

Holiday Borscht, Veselka and Grieve, before the PCPEV (Politically Correct Police of the East Village) takes this up to Stetzer and Palitz and ban you guys from CB3.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't disappear with the New Year. It disppears after Julian calendar Christmas on January 7. And I was sad to find out it's not entirely meatless (the broth is chicken), so I can't have it on Christmas Eve anymore.

IzF said...

This sounds similar to the clear, red-broth-with-dumplings borscht they serve at Neptune year round. Has anyone had both?

Muzz said...

IzF -- Yes, I have tried both... very similar! Both great.

IzF said...

Thanks Muzz!!

Anonymous said...

Wonder what it costs? Love the food, but torks me off paying $17 for a Cobb Salad.