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porkroll Mar 30, 2008 04:58 PM

Despite my porcine chowname, I need to find a restaurant offering a Passover dinner for Saturday, April 19... Doesn't need to be kosher and offer the whole seder aspect, just some place with a set menu and sadly no bread... Quasi-traditional preferred for the 93-year old grandma... Unfortunately Spago is out of my price range and don't know of any other places offering anything (and don't want to end up at a boring old deli - if they are even open)... Suggestions?

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    cincodemayo1 Mar 29, 2010 11:03 AM

    Anyone know anything about The Gorbals Passover Dinner? I hear it's 10 items but haven't heard what they are, or a price. I'm sure it's not autentic but probably really good...any details?

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      yummyinmytummy Mar 30, 2010 03:24 PM

      wienermobile what did you think of teh food at Akasha last night? Did you see Chef Ludo Lefebvre sitting at the bar?

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      Akasha
      9543 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

      1. re: yummyinmytummy
        wienermobile Mar 30, 2010 03:45 PM

        It was a wonderful evening. The food was great (especially that brisket with the Orange Marmalade & Brandy Sauce) and the atmosphere they set was warm and lovely. Akasha herself came over to our table to check on us and that Chocolate Covered Matzo Toffee Crunch was incredible. Tell me what you thought?

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        Akasha
        9543 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

        1. re: wienermobile
          yummyinmytummy Mar 30, 2010 09:54 PM

          i agree that the brisket was great, as was the chopped liver. I felt that the chicken was flat, as were the leek and potato pancakes. The wait staff was very friendly and happy to fulfill any request that we gave.

          I make what i call Matzo Crack, which i think is better than what was served. He flourless chocolate brownie bites were Wonderful.

          We were 30 people. This was the first time we were not at my mom's for seder and we all thought it was a nice evening.

          Would have loved to have had some of the chopped lived on some matza today for lunch :-)

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      cincodemayo1 Mar 29, 2010 10:29 AM

      Does anyone know if Jerry's Deli offers a Passover menu?

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        SeaCook Mar 29, 2010 10:32 AM

        Why on earth would anyone would want to get a seder dinner from Jerry's Deli? That would be asking if Taco Bell has a cinco de mayo menu.

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        Jerry's Deli
        27533 Puerta Real, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

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          wienermobile Mar 29, 2010 10:40 AM

          Art's Deli in Studio City does.
          http://www.artsdeli.com/ArtsDeli_Pass...

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            cincodemayo1 Mar 29, 2010 10:58 AM

            Thanks...yeah, I might head to Art's. Not looking for a seder to go to, just a Passover menu. Factor's has one and is my preferred deli, but they close at 4pm tonight and tomorrow, so it looks like I'll be heading to Art's. Thanks!

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              wienermobile Mar 29, 2010 10:59 AM

              Brent's closes tonight at 4pm also.

        2. wienermobile Mar 25, 2010 10:32 AM

          Pinot Bistro in Sherman Oaks is doing Passover dinner on Monday the 29th for $50 per person.

          http://www.patinagroup.com/restaurant...

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          Pinot Bistro
          12969 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604

          1. wienermobile Mar 24, 2010 04:25 PM

            A Passover dinner tasting at The Gorbals. For $65, guests can enjoy a 10 plate dinner with “Jewish size portions.” on Monday April 29th

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              RicRios Mar 25, 2010 09:10 AM

              "Jewish size portions.": certainly a new world concept.

              Then there's the old world saying (original in Yiddish) :
              "If a jew eats chicken, either the jew is sick or the chicken is sick"

            2. wienermobile Mar 13, 2010 03:20 PM

              This is Gelson's Market to go menu for 2010:
              Traditional BBQ Chicken Passover Dinner
              (serves 4) $59.99/ea
              Available for:
              2 Whole BBQ Rotisserie Chickens, Chicken Broth & Matzo Balls, Chopped Beef Liver with Egg, Potato Kugel, Tzimmes, Gefilte Fish with straight Horseradish, Charoses, Macaroon Cookies
              Traditional Beef Brisket Passover Dinner
              (serves 4) $59.99/ea
              Available for:
              2 1/2 pounds Beef Brisket with Julienne Vegetables & Gravy, Chicken Broth & Matzo Balls, Chopped Beef Liver with Egg, Potato Kugel, Tzimmes, Gefilte Fish with straight Horseradish, Charoses, Macaroon Cookie

              1. wienermobile Mar 8, 2010 11:45 AM

                This is Koutoubia's to-go menu for this Passover.
                http://www.koutoubiarestaurant.com/cl...

                1. wienermobile Mar 8, 2010 11:18 AM

                  Delice Bistro is doing a Passover menu the first two nights.
                  http://www.delicebistro.com/holidays....

                  1. wienermobile Mar 8, 2010 11:14 AM

                    La Gondola has their to-go Passover menu up.

                    http://www.lagondola.com/images/passo...

                    1. wienermobile Mar 8, 2010 11:00 AM

                      Jar is doing a Seder Monday March 29th. $120 per person this year.
                      http://www.thejar.com/jar_news.html

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                        latindancer Mar 5, 2010 07:37 AM

                        "Quasi-traditional preferred for the 93-year old grandma"

                        I would have suggested a shul where large Passover seders are prepared for people who don't want to cook.

                        1. wienermobile Mar 5, 2010 06:52 AM

                          Angeli is doing their Passover dinner this year on Thursday April 1st 2010 at $45 per person.

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                            wienermobile Mar 24, 2010 12:07 PM

                            Angeli's Passover Menu 2010
                            Passover Dinner, Thursday the 1st of April

                            Family Style Seating 7pm $45pp

                            Long Cooked Eggs tinted with Onion Skins
                            Haroset of Dates, Oranges, Raisins, Nuts,Spices – Romaine
                            Hummus with Ground Lamb and Pine Nuts
                            Leek Croquettes
                            Passover Potato Fritters
                            Moroccan Fish Croquettes in Cinnamon Scented Tomato Sauce

                            Evan’s Pot Roast
                            Pollo Arrosto
                            Tortino di Azzime
                            a "mazzagna" of vegetables, and fresh tomato-basil sauce
                            Quinoa “Salad” with Spring Veg
                            Fattoush

                            Almond Berry Cream Cake

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                            RicRios Feb 25, 2010 05:36 PM

                            From an email I just got from Il Moro:

                            "From March 29th to April 10th Il Moro will offer a Special Passover Menu in addition to our regular menu "

                            email: ilmororestaurant@verizon.net
                            phone: 310 575 3530
                            web: http://www.ilmoro.com

                            1. wienermobile Feb 25, 2010 10:39 AM

                              I am looking for a restaurant for Passover. Called Spago and it sounds great but at $175 per person it's a little too steep for my entire family. Any suggestions for 2010? Thanks.

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                                NumeroUnoEat Feb 25, 2010 11:28 PM

                                AKASHA in Culver City.

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                                  wienermobile Feb 27, 2010 08:24 AM

                                  Thanks, I made a reservation at Akasha and I will report back.

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                                    wienermobile Feb 27, 2010 01:08 PM

                                    I found Akasha's Passover menu from last year and it sounds great.
                                    http://www.akasharestaurant.com/docum...

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                                      yummyinmytummy Mar 5, 2010 03:59 PM

                                      My family is going to Akasha too Wienermobile....see you there!

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                                        wienermobile Mar 8, 2010 05:40 PM

                                        PASSOVER SEDER AT AKASHA 2010
                                        Please join us for our annual Passover Seder at AKASHA
                                        First Night of Passover, Monday March 29th
                                        Guest Arrival: 5:30-6:00
                                        Dinner & Traditional Short Service: 6:00
                                        Tray Passed Appetizers on Matzo Crostini
                                        Tuscan Style Chopped Liver
                                        Moroccan Eggplant & Roasted Tomato
                                        On the Table
                                        Traditional Seder Plates
                                        Market Beet Horseradish / Charoset with Market Dates & Walnuts
                                        Hard Cooked Local Farm Eggs / Sea Salt Water
                                        House wines or organic grape juice served during service
                                        First Course
                                        Sephardic Style Gefilte Fish / Tomato-Shallot Sauce
                                        Wild Arugula & Radish Salad / Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette
                                        Second Course
                                        Matzo Ball Soup
                                        Weiser Farms Carrots & Fresh Herbs
                                        Third Course
                                        Braised Chicken with Kennedy Farms Dried Plums & Apricots
                                        Sephardic Potato & Leek Fritters
                                        Rapini with Preserved Local Lemon
                                        or
                                        Fruits & Spirits Brisket
                                        Local Honey, AKASHA Orange Marmalade & Brandy Sauce
                                        Sephardic Potato & Leek Fritters
                                        Rapini with Preserved Local Lemon
                                        (Vegetarian option available)

                                        Dinner Wines
                                        Joseph Carr Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, 2008
                                        Harmonia Pinot Noir, Willamettte, Oregon, 2007
                                        Baileyana "Grand Firepeak Cuvee" Syrah, Edna Valley, 2006

                                        Dessert-Served Family Style
                                        Lemon Pistachio Cakes / Lemon Curd / Candied Kumquats
                                        Chocolate Meringues / Almond Macaroons
                                        Chocolate Chunk Brownies / Pudwill Farms Berries
                                        Chocolate Covered Matzo Toffee Crunch

                                        Dessert Wine
                                        Baron Herzog Black Muscat

                                        Adults, $75 / includes wines, & coffee or tea
                                        Children under 12, $45.00
                                        Sales tax & 20% gratuity is additional

                              2. Local Mar 30, 2008 10:29 PM

                                Koutoubia is (supposedly) offering a traditional Seder ...i say supposedly only because they did same thing last year, but then canceled it about a week beforehand due to lack of interest.

                                http://www.koutoubiarestaurant.com/cl...

                                1. Emme Mar 30, 2008 07:33 PM

                                  Spago for Puck's rendition of a seder

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                                    Fresser Mar 30, 2008 08:32 PM

                                    Poster noted that Spago was not in their price range.

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                                      Emme Mar 30, 2008 09:58 PM

                                      my apologies, apparently i can't read.

                                  2. Fresser Mar 30, 2008 05:41 PM

                                    April 20th- Celebrate the Passover holiday at Jar on Beverly Boulevard. Suzanne Tracht is cooking up a four course Passover meal sure to put your bubby’s to shame. The menu, which delicately balances tradition with a modern sensibility, includes dishes such as matzo ball soup with lemongrass and spring vegetables and home-baked macaroons. $100 for adults and $50 for children under 12. For reservations, call 323.655.6566.

                                    1. mnosyne Mar 30, 2008 05:22 PM

                                      La Cachette.

                                      http://www.lacachetterestaurant.com/s...

                                      1. Fresser Mar 30, 2008 05:09 PM

                                        Angeli Caffe. We went one year and really enjoyed. Not sure why it's on Tuesday though.

                                        PASSOVER DINNER
                                        (not a seder)
                                        Tuesday, April 22
                                        7pm seating - served at long tables family style
                                        call for reservations 323 936 9086
                                        credit card number essential to hold reservation

                                        MENU
                                        Long Cooked Eggs tinted with Onion Skins
                                        Haroset of Dates, Oranges, Raisins, Nuts,Spices - Romaine
                                        Matzot

                                        Leek Croquettes

                                        Pesce en Carpione
                                        Sauteed White Fish marinated w/caramelized onions in a mustard-champagne
                                        vinaigrette

                                        Chicken Soup w/Chicken Dumplings and Matzo Balls

                                        Evan’s Pot Roast
                                        Pollo Arrosto
                                        Garlic, rosemary, lemon chicken on the bone

                                        Tortino di Azzime
                                        a "mazzagna" of vegetables, and fresh tomato-basil sauce

                                        Cianfotta
                                        Stew of leeks, peas, asparagus, tender lettuce, mint

                                        Arugola Salad

                                        Dessert still to be decided

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