The Restaurant Revival Tour

Check out our new Instagram LIVE series – The Restaurant Revival Tour. As a chef and former restaurant worker, Chris and the Ithaca Hummus team developed the series to provide a source of awareness and inspiration for the restaurant community as it continues to evolve in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Here’s how it works. Each week, Chris goes live on Instagram with a new chef, filming what’s best described as part virtual cooking class, part interview. We are looking for chefs with inspiring stories to share about how their restaurant is evolving and what our community can do to support, while preparing a simple recipe live with Chris and our audience.

There are no strings attached, and we know these chefs are busy, so as a thank you for their time, Chris will donate $5 for every person who joins the Instagram LIVE to the restaurant, staff, or an organization of their choosing.

If you or someone you know would like to guest host The Restaurant Revival Tour submit your information by clicking the button below.

This Weeks Restaurant Revival Tour Recipe

Buffalo Sliders

Recipe Featured Tuesday, July 14th 2020 on Instagram LIVE.

Guest Host, John Stage.

What you will need:

  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • Red Hot Sauce
  • Honey
  • Salt & Black Pepper
  • Butter
  • Celery
  • Fresh Parsley
  • Scallions
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Brown Mustard
  • Light Brown Sugar
  • Olive Oil
  • Blue Cheese Dressing

Past Weeks Restaurant Revival Tour Recipes

Famous Slaw

Recipe Featured Friday, July 10th 2020 on Instagram LIVE.

Guest Host, Ariel Fox.

What you will need for the Slaw: 

  • 1⁄2 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/8 Cup Lemon Juice Fresh Squeezed
  • 1⁄4 Cup Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 1 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1⁄2 Cup Fresh Chopped Dill (About One Bunch) 2 teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 12 Ounces Broccoli Florets (About 2 Heads) 1 Pound Brussels Sprouts
  • 1⁄2 Pound Kale
  • 1 Granny Smith Apple

Best Beach Sandwich

Recipe Featured Wednesday, July 1st 2020 on Instagram LIVE.

Guest Host, Katzie Guy-Hamilton.

What you will need for the sandwich: 

  • 1 Loaf 6-Grain Bread, unsliced
  • Lemon Dill Ithaca Hummus
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Avocado
  • Dill Pickles
  • Sprouts
  • Cucumber
  • Granny Smith Apple
  • Grated Carrots
  • Tomato
  • Butter Lettuce Leaves
  • Optional: 1 Slice Sharp Cheddar Cheese


Recipe featured Friday, June 11th 2020 on Instagram LIVE.

Guest host, Bickering Twins.

What you will need for the guacamole:

  • 2-3 avocados
  • 1 onion (preferably white but red can work too)
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 2 small limes
  • Salt
  • Your favorite tortilla chip

Spicy Tuna Tartare

Recipe featured Friday, May 29th 2020 on Instagram LIVE.

Guest host, Jay Pisculli of Social on State.

What you will need for the Spicy Tuna Tartare:

  • 1 lb. fresh Ahi Tuna
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp. sriracha
  • 1 tsp. sambal oelek (chili garlic sauce)
  • 1 tsp. soy sauce
  • Scallion
  • Sesame seeds
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • Seaweed salad (wakame)

Za’atar Pita Chips

Recipe featured Friday, May 22nd 2020 on Instagram LIVE.

Guest host, Wynnie Stein of Moosewood Restaurant.

What you will need for the pita chips:

  • 1 package pita bread
  • Olive oil
  • Za’atar seasoning (can be store bought or see below for easy homemade recipe)
  • Coarse salt

What you will need for the Za’atar Seasoning:

  • Sumac powder
  • Sesame seeds
  • Dried thyme
  • Coarse salt

We recommend any flavor of Ithaca Hummus for dipping!