Queen of The Hillel – Midnight Menu +1 – It’s New Orleans
Harveen Khera’s ethnic background – daughter of Indian and Malaysian parents growing up in London – and her cuisine career – including working in San Francisco’s finest restaurant and opening her own bar – prepared her for almost any epicurean eventuality. Except being the chef in a New Orleans kosher kitchen. But that’s exactly what she is, and she’s killing it.
Harveen is the founding chef at Hillel’s Kitchen, the local, organic, seasonal, kosher restaurant in the Hillel House on Broadway, a part of Tulane University. She makes everything from scratch – from granola to bread, from burritos to burgers – has a full fresh juice bar, bagel bar and salads. There’s even a free matzah ball soup hotline – if you’re sick Hillel delivers.
Harveen’s non-food partner in this enterprise is the guiding light of Tulane Hillel, Rabbi Yonah Schiller. Harveen’s +1 guest on tonight’s show, Yonah’s philosophy of community and sharing inspires and shapes the dining experience.
Midnight Menu +1 moved into a new home tonight at Chappy’s Restaurant on Magazine Street next to Monkey Hill Bar. Chef Chappy has transformed the old Grill by The Hill into a whole new and far finer dining experience.