Rimon, a new kosher restaurant from chef Daniel Esses, is open for lunch with a limited menu at Tulane University's Hillel House (912 Broadway St., 504-232-0758; www.rimontulanehillel.com). Rimon will expand to a full menu when it adds dinner hours on Aug. 21.
Rimon is the latest from Esses, chef and co-owner of Three Muses (536 Frenchmen St., 504-252-4801; www.3musesnola.com) in Marigny. A Maple Street location of Three Muses closed in May. Esses also also runs the pasta company Esses Foods Nola.
Rimon's menu features an all-kosher spread with a farm-to-table ethos, inspired largely by vegetarian, vegan, French, Korean and Israeli cuisines. The current menu features snacks like sweet potato fries, fried mushroom ravioli with marinara dipping sauce, and Korean-style chicken wings tossed in hot sauce and served with house-made pickles.
Breakfast features avocado toast topped with an over-easy egg, breakfast tacos and banana and chocolate chip pancakes. Lunch dishes include a tomato panzanella salad tossed in balsamic dressing, a grilled peach salad served with pickled red onions, green olives and a honey-Dijon dressing, Gulf fish tacos topped with slaw and a shawarma plate served with couscous and vegetables.
Rimon, which means pomegranate in Hebrew, is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Aug. 18.