Lattes are off the menu
CHIT CHAT, the Golders Green, North-West London restaurant where Israelis meet over a burger and a latte, is to become kosher, supervised by the Sephardi Kashrut Authority, writes Nathan Jeffay.
Since it opened 10 years ago, it has proved a popular hangout for the area’s Hebrew-speaking population, largely because it opens on Shabbat and caters to the Israelis who want kosher meat and a dairy dessert, said owner Stepha- nie Ben-Yair. “We were serving kosher meat but also milk. We are closed for the changeover. When we reopen there will be meaty and parev items only.”
The Chit Chat Kosher Diner, as it will be called, will close on Shabbat, but as Ms Ben-Yair explained, with the increasingly Orthodox local demographic, this should not harm business. She said the menu will have fewer Israeli dishes and more American fare, with burgers, steaks and salt beef.