April 29th, 2013
Posted by Foobooz on March 4th, 2013
David Magerman set out to open a kosher Subway. What he got instead was a whole lot better. Trey Popp reviews Citron and Rose.
I’d lean toward the more rib-sticking fare—notably a veal breast roulade and apple/celeriac kugel that rise like volcanic islands over a lake of lava-hued beet jus. That and a Frisco Kid cocktail (rye, fernet, ginger, lime) could inspire a search for Ashkenazi ancestors in your family tree, just to see if they ever knew how to cook like this.
Three Stars – Excellent
Posted by Foobooz on February 27th, 2013
Michael Solomonov’s Citron & Rose is now opening on Saturday nights. The bar will open 30 minutes after the sun sets and a cafe menu will be served one hour after the Sabbath has ended. Call the restaurant at (610) 664-4919 for the exact opening time.
It Happened Last Night: Georges Perrier Had the Veal (and Some Choice Words for Craig LaBan) at Citron and Rose
Posted by Victor Fiorillo on February 14th, 2013
Posted by Foobooz on February 11th, 2013
Craig LaBan calls the Merion’s Citron and Rose an “inspiration.” LaBan says the glatt kosher spot’s European-Jewish menu also has a mainstream appeal.
But the menu’s main event – and no doubt its prime draw as a meat-friendly glatt kosher destination – is the $79 mega-rib-eye for two. This two-pound hunk of bone-in pastured steer from Grow & Behold, a Brooklyn kosher butcher, is an object of pure grill-lust, and among the best cuts of beef I’ve eaten anywhere. That’s largely because Citron and Rose dry-ages the whole racks in-house for 35 days, an almost unheard-of period locally. It’s long enough for up to 20 percent loss to shrinkage and trim, but it also concentrates the flavor to a profound and lasting intensity. The meat is amped by a tallow rub with garlic and shallots, then the haunting savor of that wood-fired grill, and I could taste the afterglow of mine for hours after the meal was over.
Two Bells – Very Good
Citron and Rose [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Citron and Rose [Official Site]
Posted by Maegan Cadet on November 12th, 2012
Picture it: Thanksgiving morning with the smell of turkey filling the air. But wait, you don’t remember putting the turkey in the oven, or even preparing it the night before. Don’t panic; you bought your turkey from one of your favorite local restaurants.
So sit back and relax because this Thanksgiving you don’t have to worry about fixing a turkey; we’ve got plenty of places that will fix it for you.
Posted by Jason Sheehan on November 2nd, 2012
While it seems like we’ve been waiting forever for Michael Solomonov and Steve Cook to get their newest (non-fried-chicken-and-donut) concept off the ground, we now have official word that Citron & Rose, the partners’ Glatt kosher deli at 370 Montgomery Avenue in Merion, will be opening to the public at 5pm on Wednesday, November 7. Honest to god, this has to be the best food news to happen on the Main Line in forever.
But we don’t just have the opening date. We’ve also got some details on the menu and the kosher cocktails (yeah, you read that right) being put together by Cook, Solo and chef Yehuda Sichel. Check ‘em out after the jump.
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Posted by Victor Fiorillo on April 3rd, 2012
The New York Times loves his Federal Donuts, Craig LaBan just upgraded his Israeli spot Zahav to four bells, and he’s expanding to the Main Line this summer with kosher restaurant Citron and Rose. But what the 32-year-old Israeli-born, Pittsburgh-raised master chef wants to talk about is McNuggets, origami and “Radar Love.”
My name is … Michael Solomonov. It’s Russian. My great-great-grandparents had the name Bachar. They lived in Bulgaria, and at one point, when the Ottomans were oppressing, the Bulgarians revolted and the Russians helped them. They all took Russian last names.
Posted by Victor Fiorillo on March 15th, 2012
This morning, we reported that Zahav’s Michael Solomonov had set his sights on the Main Line. This afternoon, he got in touch to talk more about Citron and Rose, the upcoming glatt kosher restaurant at 368 Montgomery Avenue in Merion that he hopes to open this summer.
So, beyond the glatt kosher designation, what’s the idea behind Citron and Rose?
Well, we focus on the Balkans and Middle East and Mediterranean at Zahav. This is going to be more European Jewish food that is also going to be glatt kosher. We’ve been kicking it around for a while. [Business partner] Steven [Cook] and I, a few months after we opened Zahav, we went to Montreal. We were interested in the Romanian Jewish food that ended up there, and that’s what prompted us to do this. But it’s going to be kosher, too, so we’re not technically owners. Read the rest of this entry »