2V4A9201.jpg
IMG_1345.jpg
2V4A9201.jpg

Modern Israeli Cuisine


SCROLL DOWN

Modern Israeli Cuisine


about

Chef Alon Shaya’s namesake restaurant marries his Israeli upbringing with Southern flavors and modern techniques, striking a balance between innovation and tradition.  Alon approaches Israeli cuisine as a grand mosaic, drawing influence and inspiration from North Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Turkey and Greece. The contemporary menu reflects the ongoing evolution of Israeli food and celebrates the abundance of Louisiana, underscoring Alon’s close relationships with local farmers. In keeping with the the ethos of Alon’s other establishments, Shaya highlights seasonal, responsibly- and locally-sourced ingredients.

Similar to Alon’s other New Orleans restaurants, Domenica and PIZZA domenica,  the wood-fire oven is central to both the menu and the dining experience, from the incredible homemade, wood-fired pita to vegetable-centric small plates and heartier entrees. To create the menu, Alon looked to his past -many recipes are those that he cooked alongside his grandmother- and his recent travels back to Israel. Many of the dishes on the diverse menu are meant to be shared and enjoyed throughout many courses.

 
IMG_1345.jpg

Years of Tradition


The food represents a country rich in diversity of cuisine and culture inspired by a tradition that is paving its way into the future. Shaya reflects on the ongoing evolution of Israeli food, while celebrating the abundance of Louisiana.

 

SCROLL DOWN

Years of Tradition


The food represents a country rich in diversity of cuisine and culture inspired by a tradition that is paving its way into the future. Shaya reflects on the ongoing evolution of Israeli food, while celebrating the abundance of Louisiana.

 

“Shaya is an interpretation of the food that I grew up cooking and eating with my grandmother, but what I hope to bring to the menu is my approach to modern Israeli cuisine, marrying local New Orleans ingredients with the indigenous flavors of Israel.” - chef alon shaya

View the full menu →