This week, Bustan is saluting May 15’s National Hummus Day with its First Annual Hummus Festival, featuring a special menu of 16 iterations of the Middle Eastern chickpea based classic, including two desserts. For the festival, Executive Chef Efi Nahon created imaginative new versions of his award-winning hummus with such unconventional components as schwarma style crab, chopped grilled merquez, duck prosciutto, grilled tomato salsa, and grilled octopus. The savory options, priced from $11 to $19, will be presented with Bustan’s fresh-from-the-taboon-oven bread and will serve two to three as an appetizer or one person as an entree.
The Bustan Hummus Festival Menu was designed by Nahon to demonstrate his conviction that hummus “goes with most anything, which is why at home in Israel it’s eaten at breakfast, lunch and dinner.” Highlights of the menu include Grilled Octopus, Fire Roasted Tomato & Sunny-Side Up Egg, Fully Loaded Crispy Potato, Duck Prosciutto & Fresh Salsa, Chopped Seared Steak, Poached Egg & Chipollini Confit, Shawarma Style Crab, Spinach & Chickpea, and Tahini Ice Cream, Candied Kumquats, Caramelized Chickpeas & Bittersweet Black Tahini.
The Bustan Hummus Festival Menu will be available at the contemporary pan-Mediterranean Upper West Side restaurant nightly for dinner, in addition to Bustan’s full a la carte menu, from Sunday, May 11 through Thursday May 15. Dinner hours are 5 to 10 PM, Sunday through Wednesday and 5PM to 11PM on Thursday. Brunch is served from 11PM to 3PM Bustan is located at 487 Amsterdam Avenue, between 83rd and 84th Streets. For more information and reservations call (212) 595-5050 or visit www.bustannyc.com.