Jewish people all over the world celebrate Passover in commemoration of their liberation from slavery in ancient Egypt, and the ‘passing over’ of the forces of destruction over their homes as the Angel of Death spared the first born of the Israelites on the eve of Exodus. During the week of Passover, all leaven is forbidden. So only unleavened bread—matzo—may be eaten during this period. Matzo symbolized both the suffering of the Hebrews in slavery in Egypt, as well as the haste with which they left Egypt during the Exodus.
On the first night of Passover, a special family meal (called the seder) is held. Although this is not that, Ecco is excited to announce it will hold its first kosher-style Passover dinner on Monday, March 25 at 6:30pm.
Executive Chef Craig Richards and his culinary team did some extensive research and developed a menu that not only includes a variety of traditional dishes but manages to sneak in a few modern touches, too.
The dinner, which will be served family-style around the communal tables in the private dining room, will feature:
- Pistachio and apricot charoset
- Spring greens and herb salad, wild mushrooms, radishes and poached farm egg
- Gefilte fish on butter lettuce with lemon-basil aioli
- Leek matzo balls in shiitake mushroom and hen consommé
- Beef brisket with dates and oranges
- Roasted new potatoes with beets, rosemary and horseradish
- Heirloom carrot tzimmes
- Chocolate torte with sabayon and poached strawberries
- Coconut macaroons
The cost is only $40 per person (plus tax and gratuity) and seating is very limited. Tickets are only available online. Mazel!