Whether it’s noshing on chocolate-dipped Matzos or creating your own tapestry for Seder, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Passover in New York City. By Carly Petrone.
If you’re looking for a twist on the traditional Passover dishes this year, then make your way to Fung Tu, the seasonal American Chinese restaurant located on the border of the Lower East Side and Chinatown. From April 22nd – April 30th, Executive Chef/Partner Jonathan Wu and Chef de Cuisine/Partner Matt John Wells will prepare a special culinary experience for each guest. This decadent menu includes potato gnocchi in tomato-herring sauce with crunch matchstick potatoes as well as another Seder favorite, Char Sui brisket. This go-to meat dish may look a little different to you since it’s cooked in classic Cantonese barbecue/roasting style and served with snow peas and rice. After making its debut last Passover, it’s now one of the restaurant’s favorite entrees. Come taste it for yourself!
Fashionistas and their families can dine at the iconic Freds at Barneys. Enjoy a full seder family-style meal for $110/person that includes Homemade Matzoh, Tuscan Chicken Liver Pate & Grandma’s Chopped Chicken Liver, Homemade Sephardic Charoses Ashkenazi Charoses, Marke’s Homemade Gefilte Fish with Red & White Horseradish, Fred’s Matzoh Ball Soup, Herb and Lemon Roasted Organic Chicken, Mother’s Brisket, as well as plenty of sides like Roasted Asparagus, Sauteed Baby Carrots, and Roasted Potatoes or Mashed Potatoes. And don’t forget dessert! They’re serving Coconut, Vanilla, and Dipped Valhrona Chocolate Macroons. Can’t make it to Madison Avenue? This delicious meal is available for takeout! Learn more here.
Need to bring a gift to your Passover celebration? Put a smile on everyone’s faces with special holiday goodies from Jacques Torres Chocolate. All New York locations will be offering everything from dark chocolate covered matzo and chocolate Shalom bars to coconut macaroons and Passover lollipops. Select sweets will also be available online. Satisfy your sweet tooth while enjoying this special time with family and friends.
Colorful Tapestries at The Jewish Museum
Kids ages three and up can use a wild array of fabrics to collage a vibrant tapestry at The Jewish Museum. In the spirit of designer Isaac Mizrahi, creative minds can come together to create a one-of-a-kind decoration that can be used during a Seder meal. Kids can get inspired by taking a look at Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History, the designer’s exhibition that is currently on display through August 7th.
Help Timna celebrate its first Passover by stopping in for a celebratory cocktail, made with the sweet kosher wine Manischewitz. Beverage Director and Partner Amir Nathan has created the ManhattanSchewitz ($10) – a take on the classic Manhattan with the Concord grape Manischewitz stepping in for whiskey. The addition of Cardamaro Vino Amaro, Dolin dry vermouth, and Angosutra bitters makes this a strong cocktail that’s worth sipping slowly. Served straight up in a coupe glass, it’s the perfect way to celebrate Passover with family and friends. Timna will be offering this special drink April 23rd through April 30th.
Breads Bakery now has an entire flour-less Passover menu available! Choose from holiday classics like orange marzipan and coconut macaroons, as well as other tasty desserts — like fruit tarts and chocolate mousse. You can also pick up staples for the Seder table, like mushroom and sunchoke matzo quiche as well as a variety of salads like roasted beets, spicy Moroccan carrot, and grilled eggplant with fresh herbs. Place your order by calling (212) 613-BAKE, or stop into their Lincoln Center or Union Square locations.
Create Chocolate-Dipped Matzos at Voila Chocolat
Looking for something interactive to do this Passover? Book an appointment at Voila Chocolat and create your own chocolate-dipped matzos! Hand-dip gourmet matzos in dark, milk, or white Guittard chocolate and then sprinkle them with your choice of almond crumbs, toasted hazelnut bits or cocoa nibs. Drizzle more chocolate on top and package them in one of their balsa boxes to take home! Learn more about class availability and fees here.