The History of the Latke
Latkes, or potato pancakes are shallow-fried pancakes of grated or ground potato, baking soda and egg, often flavored with grated onion or garlic and seasoning. Potato pancakes may be topped with a variety of condiments, ranging from the savory to the sweet, or they may be served ungarnished.
Food historians are not exactly sure when or where the Latke was “invented” but what is well known is they go back more than a century and are associated with cuisines and traditions of many European and Middle Eastern cultures.
The evolution of the Latke into the twenty-first century… Jonny invents the Latke Press Sandwich
In his search for the perfect sandwich, a vision came to Chef Jonny. What if he substituted the bread in a sandwich with a Latke (BTW its gluten free), and what if this Latke sandwich could accommodate all sorts of meats, veggies, fish or anything else that would normally fit between two slices of bread?
The rest is history, the Latke PressSandwich was born. The finishing touches included adding some fantastic sauces or mustards and warming the Latke sandwich in a Panini press. What comes out is something that cannot be described except by tasting it. Let’s just say the first bite produces an OMG moment. Our friends from Europe to the Middle East will have to come a long way to Seattle for this one…but it’s probably worth it.
Besides being an expert skier, videographer, dog lover and master sandwich inventor, Chef Jonny, (Jonathan Silverberg) is a graduate of the University of Oregon (1999) and the Scottsdale Culinary Institute (Le Cordon Bleu). Jonny has been in the food business for over a decade starting out as a line cook working his way to his most recent position as Head Chef at the highly successful Pomegranate Bistro in Redmond, WA.
His career path has given him the opportunity of working under several award-winning chefs including Robert McGrath (James Beard Award) of the Roaring Fork Restaurant in Scottsdale AZ, and Lisa Dupar of Lisa Dupar Catering in Redmond, WA. His recent experiences in opening up two successful restaurants in the past three years will be invaluable in getting the Napkin Friends truck rolling!
Special Events Catering....Always Available!
Let us bring the Latke Press Sandwich truck to your big event. Having a party, a Bar Mitzvah, even a wedding? We can make it happen for you.... we can even cater to the gluten free and vegetarian crowd! Have a special menu in mind? Let Chef Jonny work with you to make your event a food triumph.
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(Serves 12 with utensils)
(Two Meats $170/ Three meats $180)
Choice of House made pastrami, corned beef, or roasted turkey breast.
Served with Britt’s pickles, rye bread, Challah rolls, choice of cheese, deli mustard & Russian dressing
Cole slaw, Potato salad, Israeli cous cous salad…. $12
Mixed green salad...... $45
Cucumbers, shaved carrots, beets and radishes & charred lemon and tarragon vinaigrette
M.O.T. Waldorf Chicken salad ...... $70
Honey crisp apple, semi-dried dried grapes, hearts of palm, candied walnuts & green goddess yogurt dressing
Big Shel’s Caesar Salad ...... $50
Romaine hearts, reggiano, challah croutons
The Jonny Cobb..... $70
Roasted turkey, bacon, avocado, egg, cucumber, peppadew, pepper jack, molcaljete salsa & garden herb dressing
SANDWICH PLATTERS & BOXED LUNCHES
(Priced per person, minimum of 20 people)
Sandwich Platter comes with potato salad or slaw, and pickle… $14.25
Box lunch comes with kettle chips, pickle, chocolate chip cookie & bottled water…$16.50
(Additional Options Available, Please Inquire)
Choice of Pastrami or Corned Beef, Britt’s sauerkraut, Swiss & Russian dressing on Rye
(Sub Roasted Mushroom Medley for vegetarian)
The Wise Choice
Housed Roasted Turkey Breast, Oven Dried Tomato, Spinach, Avocado, Chevre & Lemon Confit and Basil Pesto
on Challah Roll
Apple wood smoked bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Smoked Gouda, Avocado & Peppadew Aioli on Challah Roll
Babka & Cookie Platter (serves 20)
Apple, Chocolate & Toffee Babka, chocolate chip Cookies and Rugelach… $80
Cookies Only…. $55 Babka Only…$55