As we approached the Ridgewood Coffee Company, we noticed a chalkboard perched outside the front door listing their daily specials. We did a double-take when we saw ‘choreg’ as one of the choices!Granted, there are Armenians in Ridgewood (including my sister and her family), and the Armenian church I grew up in is the next town over, but seeing choreg on a menu in Ridgewood came as a pleasant surprise!
As Mandy and I strolled in we noticed another, more detailed menu hanging on the wall which listed not only plain choreg, but a unique variety of choreg options – gouda, olive and date, Nutella, goat cheese and honey, and prosciutto and fig. The menu touted that the choregs are made locally (in nearby Hawthorne) using local ingredients.Naturally, Mandy and I decided to share one of the exotic choregs only to discover none were left. (They must be popular with the residents!)
Our disappointment aside, we were thrilled to see choreg as a mainstreamed menu item in a down-to-earth coffee shop, in a very upscale neighborhood.