Sam and Bubbe’s™
From Our Family to Yours
We are proud of our tradition of acknowledging our family history by naming many of our food and beverage offerings at Rosen Centre, with fond memories. It is with this in mind that we are proud to introduce Sam and Bubbe’s in honor of our Founder, Harris Rosen’s maternal grandparents, Sam and Rose “Bubbe” Rosenhaus. Bubbe is Yiddish for grandma.
We like to think that the good food and hospitality you enjoy here is not far removed from that of Bubbe’s own kitchen. A native of Austria/Hungary, Bubbe had a reputation for being both a fabulous cook and hostess, and she made all of her dishes from scratch. Our menu, featuring specialty drinks and traditional Jewish noshes, is truly Bubbe-inspired. Interestingly enough, in the days of the Great Depression, Bubbe herself made potato vodka in the family bathtub to help make ends meet. Her combined talents are showcased once again nearly a century removed.
The Rosenhaus family lived in an area of New York City’s Lower East Side that was home to iconic landmarks like the famous Fulton Fish Market and the bustling Essex Street Market. According to Harris, family dinners were sumptuous feasts and the sounds of Hungarian, German and Yiddish filled the air, particularly on Friday evenings.
Sam owned a barrel-making business, but he liked to tell people that he was also in the “oil” business. He would literally scrape the bottoms of barrels once used by Standard Oil of New Jersey and sell what he managed to salvage. It was Sam who once told his 10-year-old grandson, Harris, that he had a special “gene”. While the boy thought he meant “jean”, as in blue jeans, he later came to realize that his grandfather was referring to an “entrepreneurial gene”, and that one day he would grow up and go into business for himself, just like his grandpa, which is of course what Harris ultimately did.
Sam & Bubbe’s™ New York Deli Noshes
Latke Stacks $7.50
Two of Rosen Centre’s Award-Winning Potato & Roasted Pepper Latkes Seasoned with Garlic & Cilantro, Stacked with Sour Cream & Applesauce
Sam & Bubbe’s™ Mini Sandwiches $9.50
Mini Sesame Bagel with Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese, Red Onion & Arugula
Two Mini Jewish Rye Rolls with Warm Corned Beef, Served with Swiss Cheese & Deli Mustard
Two Mini Pumpernickel Rolls with Pastrami, Served with Muenster Cheese & Deli Mustard
Two Mini Open Reubens with Corned Beef, Sauerkraut & Swiss Cheese, Drizzled with Thousand Island Dressing
Bubbe’s Combo Platter $16.00
One Smoked Salmon Bagel & One of Each Mini Sandwich
Pan-Seared Pierogi Filled with Potato, Onion & Smoked Cheddar Cheese, Served with Sour Cream & Fried Onion Stack
Israeli Couscous Tabbouleh & Hummus $12.50
Couscous, Tabbouleh & Tahini Hummus Served with Grilled Flat Breads & Matzo Crackers
Chicken Pâté Bruschetta $8.50
Grilled Crusty French Bread Topped with Chopped Chicken Liver Pâté, Red Onion & Kosher Pickles
Cheese Blintz $7.50
Served with Marinated Strawberries & Apricot & Mango Compote
Consumption of raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.