Happening as they do at Uncle Marty’s and in church basements, Seder meals aren’t usually known for being very tasty. But if you’re not worried about the meal being kosher — we won’t say anything to Marty — you can go out and have an Italian, Mexican, or even Indian Passover celebration. Here’s where to go.
Tabla’s “Unleavened Bread Bar” returns on April 3, at 7 p.m.. The three-course meal consists of gefilte fish, brisket doctored up with goan masalas from the West coast of India, and a matzo-crust cheesecake for dessert. Adults pay $90, and kids get in for $50 (plus tax).
The Rosa Mexicano restaurants will be serving Mexican-spiced Seders April 2 through 7: They’ve got roasted jalapeños flavoring the matzo-ball soup and chipotle chopped liver served with “chicken chicharrones” (a.k.a. gribenes) and tortillas. For dessert there are egg creams made with U-Bet syrup.
The Alicart restaurant group is offering a traditional Jewish Seder at Artie’s, a Mexican meal at Gabriela’s, and an Italian celebration at Carmine’s, featuring chicken soup with dumplings and egg and roast chicken with orange, lemon, and ginger.
On April 2 and 3 Capsouto Frères will host a Sephardic-, rather than Ashkenazi-, style dinner. (The former centers on the Iberian Peninsula, the latter Eastern Europe.) You’ll get a leek, spinach, and zucchini frittata, poached salmon, the egg, cheese, and matzo lasagne called mina, and a different Israeli wine with each course. (There will also be a full service led by a cantor.) It’s $125 and benefits the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.
Levana, your one kosher option (Glatt kosher, in fact), is offering DIY meals and ones overseen by rabbis on April 2 and 3. Everyone’s eating Cornish game hen or prime rib, drinking wine, and paying $115.