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Hot Potatoes

Hanukkah commemorates the miracle of the oil lamp and the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem—and provides a great excuse to gorge on latkes.


1. Blue Hill
The December 8 tasting menu is inspired by latkes and their deep-fried counterpart, the jelly doughnut (soufganiyot).
75 Washington Pl., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-539-1776

2. Café Boulud
Crisp potato pancake with fresh and smoked salmon, crème fraîche, and quail’s egg.
20 E. 76th St., nr. Madison Ave.; 212-772-2600

3. Inside
Pancakes three ways: potato; beet with horseradish crème fraîche; and smoked-salmon-stuffed.
9 Jones St., nr. W. 4th St.; 212-229-9999

4. Coco Pazzo
Home of the white-truffle-dusted Power Latke.
23 E. 74th St., nr. Madison Ave.; 212-794-0205

5. Blue Ribbon Bakery
As traditional as they come, with apple sauce or sour cream.
33 Downing St., at Bedford St.; 212-337-0404


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