Leila’s Bistro Welcomes New Chef

Chef Sam Jacobson will start as the new chef of Leila's Bistro.

sam-jacobsonBack in December, we told you Sam Jacobson was coming to Leila’s Bistro in Jenkintown. Well, tonight is his first (official) night at the cafe and he’s bringing a whole new menu with him.

While owner Jose Vargas is focusing on his new restaurant, Robert’s Block, located in Glenside, Jacobson (who you might remember from his time at NoBL, Sycamore and Southwark) will be manning the stoves at Leila’s–which will now be open Wednesday through Sunday.

Wanna see his new menu? We thought you might. Check it out below.

Leila’s Bistro

Winter, 2015

North African onion soup, cumin-scented lamb broth, kasseri-9

Roasted vegetable & frisée salad, house-made cheese, orange-hazelnut vinaigrette-8

Avocado frites, Hungarian smoked paprika aioli, lemon salt-10

Escargots, watercress, condensed nutmeg cream, fried garlic-12

Fines herbes risotto, sunflower seeds, cured rabbit kidney, Jerusalem artichoke-14

Pan-seared foie gras, green apple, cider syrup, sourdough toast-16

Roasted bone-out poussin, pumpkin-sage stuffing, red lentil fondue-26

Braised oxtail, five spice-ginger jus, buttered salsify, kumquat-28

Tajarin, octopus, peas, mint, garlic butter broth-23

Market fish, purple potatoes, baby Brussels sprouts, vadouvan curry nage-MP

Pan-roasted veal chop, pearl onion gratin, cherry-chestnut gastrique-32

Nutty grain porridge, wild hedgehog mushrooms, poached duck egg-22

Flourless chocolate espresso cake, cardamom shortbread-8

Poached pear, rosewater syrup, pistachio mascarpone-8

Coconut crème caramel, bananas brûlée-7

Délice de Bourgogne, black mission fig jam, cocoa-7

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