Dining Out For Passover

April 14, 2011

Horseradish Sampler

If you have no long standing family seder tradition, don't feel like enjoying a meal with your nearest and dearest 100+ guests at your shul, community center or Hillel or really just want someone else to take care of seder preparations this year, why not dine out?

Edmonds/Port Townsend The Fireside Restaurant in Port Ludlow, WA will be offering a First Night Seder on Monday April 18th at 5PM. Prepared by Chef Dan and featuring award-winning Israeli wines.

Los Angeles/West Hollywood At JAR Suzanne Tracht will be hosting her 17th annual seder celebration on Monday, April 18th at 5:30PM (and a second night seder on the 19th). $125 per adult, $55 per child (12 and under), featuring a mouth-watering five-course meal to benefit SOVA: "SOVA, a Hebrew word meaning “eat and be satisfied,” is also the name of a community food and resource program of Jewish Family Services dedicated to alleviating hunger and poverty in Los Angeles." Please call JAR to make reservations. (323) 655-656

Beverly Hills Enjoy a memorable second night seder at Wolfgang Puck's restaurant, Spago in Beverly Hills! $175 per person ($80 per child). Proceeds benefit Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger "is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing and alleviating hunger among people of all faiths and backgrounds." Call now to reserve your seat. (310) 385-0880

Chicago/Highland Park, Carlos' in Highland Park will be offering their annual Passover celebration in seder-form on the second night (April 19th) including a rabbi-led service. $65/person ($85 with a kosher wine pairing). Reservations and jackets required. (847) 432-0770

New Orleans While Domenica, an Italian restaurant with a Jewish chef, does not offer any kind of ritual, they will be serving up a Passover-inspired menu for your noshing pleasure. For more information, please call. (504) 648-6020

Chicago/Northbrook This year, di Pescara will be hosting first and second night seders (April 18th & 19th), featuring "rich, made-from-scratch matzo-ball soup" Lake Superior whitefish and wine pairings by master sommelier Alpana Singh. $35/person (children 12 & under are half-price). Take-out and delivery options can be arranged. Call or go online for reservations. (847) 498-4321

Cambridge, MA Join Chef Tony Maws for Craigie on Main's fifth annual Passover seder (April 19th & 20th). Each table will be set with a seder plate & fixings, a haggadah-style write up on the story of Passover and a menu drawing upon both Sephardic and Ashkenazi traditions. Prix fixe menu with various options at each course. $80/person, call for reservations. (617) 497-5511

New York City If you've got the time, head to JoeDoe's for a first night seder. For more information, please call. (212) 780-0262

Passover Seder Plate

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