Saturday night was the fifth night of Hanukkah, so we got together at Hannah and Brandon's to make latkes and sufganiyot, play dreidl, light candles, and listen to this amazing new classic.
We hung up Hanukkah-themed paper lanterns we'd picked up last year at Party City, as well as a menorah sign on the front door.
Gelt and dreidls decorated the dinner table.
More dreidls on the coffee table, along with rugelach we ordered from Good Eggs.
Vivian brought over a challah she made from scratch (it was delicious!).
I made a salad of butter lettuce, thinly sliced fennel, supremed blood oranges and grapefruit, and blue cheese. Juice from the citrus and zest from a blood orange made it into the vinaigrette.
And Hannah used this Ottolenghi recipe to make succulent roasted chicken with oranges, fennel and ouzo.
Of course, there were also plenty of latkes and deep-fried jelly doughnuts - I'll post the recipes later this week. It was, all in all, a very civilized and small affair (dramatically scaled down, in both guest list and menu, from last year's party), and a lovely way to celebrate the festival of lights.