Guest Chef Avi Shemtov

Supper Friends is Thrilled to Welcome Guest Chef Avi Shemtov

Tuesday, December 18th

7pm @ Swoop House

Bacon Babaganouj    Smoked Eggplant. Slab Bacon.
Labne Fried Okra     Whipped Goat Cheese.
Whole Smoked Cauliflower      Pickled Apple Sauce. Thick Tahini. 
Pinto Bean Hummus. Chicharrones.
Small Plates
BBQ Smoked Kibbe Naya     Prime Ribeye tartare tossed with Bulgar Wheat, Fresh Herbs and Dried Zhoug. Table Smoked and served with Poached Quail Egg.
Smoked Pork Belly.    Grapefruit Coulis.
Zaatar Lobster Roll.    Pickled Lemon Aioli. Marrow Toasted Hot Dog Bun.
Schnitzel Fried Rabbit    Rabbit Gravy, Goat Cheese Biscuit.
Smoked Pumpkin Manti.    Buerre Blanc. Brown Sugar.
Scallop & Apple Rosti    Crispy Fried Potato Cake filled with Scallops, Apple, and Bacon. Creme fraiche
Pecan Pie Baklava

$75 +tax & gratuity

About Chef Avi Shemtov

Chef Avi Shemtov grew up in the kitchens of his dad Yona’s restaurants in Greater Boston. Yona, an Israeli immigrant, instilled in his son a love of hard work, great food and their Sephardic Jewish culture.

Shemtov took that passion and launched The Chubby Chickpea ( food truck in 2010, one of the earliest entries in the now bustling Boston food truck scene. Chubby Chickpea soon developed a devoted following for its fresh, modern, innovative versions of Middle Eastern street food classics. Chubby Chickpea specialized in taproom service outside many of New England’s most celebrated breweries, furthering Chubby Chickpea’s reputation of being at the forefront of Boston food trends and culture.

Chef Avi entered the craft beer business in 2017, when he launched Tapped Beer Truck (, Greater Boston’s first mobile craft beer bar. The Tapped Beer Truck fleet now boasts three trucks and serves world-class beer at public, private and corporate events throughout Greater Boston.

Shemtov dove deep into his Sephardic Jewish heritage in the autumn of 2017 and spring of 2018 when he launched the Simcha pop-up dinner series at eateries throughout Greater Boston. The success of the dinner series inspired Shemtov to pursue is first brick-and-mortar restaurant.

Simcha will open in January 2019 in Shemtov’s hometown of Sharon, Mass., just outside Boston. It will feature globally inspired Israeli soul food with a New England accent. Simcha will offer fresh-baked pita and savory dishes from a custom-built wood-fired oven, a world-class beer list and modern Israeli flavors paired with locally sourced New England ingredients.

Simcha is a Hebrew word that means joyous celebration, usually one centered around family and food. It is also the name of Shemtov’s paternal grandmother, making Simcha a deeply personal project for Chef Avi.

About Our Suppers

Menu priced at $75 per person (not including tax & 20% gratuity)
Doors & Appetizers at 7pm
Courses served at 7:30pm

We cannot make any dietary accommodations for this meal. Before making your reservation, read the menu & make sure that everything we’re serving will suit your dietary preferences.

An Amazing Wine selection and beer is available at the SWOOP House.
Our wine collection has been carefully curated by Greg Randle, Certified Wine Educator (CWE).
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Seating is limited! The amount of seats in the drop down window below are the TOTAL amount of seats left for the supper. Please make sure that we have availability for your entire party before booking!

Reservations are Non-refundable. However once a seat is purchased, it can be transferred to another person for the same supper. If you arrange for someone to take your seat, please let us know so that we can update the name on your place setting.



Bookings are closed for this event.