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Resto serving Passsover Seder

Does anyone know a Restaurant open on Passover serving Passover food?

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    1. Ernie & Ellie's in Decarie Square (Vezina & Decarie). Not affiliated with the Kosher caterer of the same name. I can't attest to the quality of the food.
      Some Synagogues may be conducting catered Seders on the first 2 nights but your post refers to a Restaurant open during Passover. You may want to check out ads in the Suburban or the Canadian Jewish News. Hope this helps.

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      1. re: RhondaB

        terrible food unless you you're looking for bland and overcooked.

        1. re: RhondaB

          They used to be affiliated with the caterer - when did that change? Food is still awful, AFAIK...

          1. re: cherylmtl

            It's been quite some time now. I am certain that "Ernie & Ellie" no longer own the restaurant.
            I am actually seeking a caterer for dinners of 8 people for Passover and can't find any websites. Going to have to stick with Fressers & Kosher Quality I guess.

            1. re: RhondaB

              I actually found a website cataloguing Passover in major Canadian cities, http://mk.ca/pesach.html and only found caterers, no restaurants. Traiteur renaissance might be interesting; they are Moroccan, but accomodate the somewhat different requirements between Ashkenazi and Sephardi observers (beans and rice, basically). I'll try to ask a friend who is very up on Jewish life in Mtl (I'm not Jewish, by the way), unfortunately the list of synagogues and restaurants I had posted on the earlier thread is no longer functioning.

              D├ęcarie Square is definitely in the running for the most depressing, moribond mall in the Mtl area...

              1. re: lagatta

                In the running, but there is some fierce competition... Off the top of my head:
                Complexe Guy Favreau
                The Strip Mall on Walton in Pointe Claire
                Faubourg Sainte-Catherine

                1. re: lagatta

                  thank you all for your responses...no luck however

          2. Thank you all for your help but I see there is not a one that actually will serve the Seder nite

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            1. re: blondee_47

              I don't find that surprising; the Seder is after all a rite, and not just a meal.

              You would do better to call around to synagogues and Jewish community centres in town. They often have at least a 2nd nite Seder.

              1. re: blondee_47

                Chabad of NDG on Monkland does Passover seders:
                https://jewishmonklandcom.clhosting.o...

                I think part of the issue is that it's tricky to make a restaurant "kosher for Passover" - you'd need a whole second set of dishes just for use once a year, etc. etc. - so most kosher restos just close for Passover instead. I agree with williej - might be an idea to call around places like the Y, Cummings House, etc. to see if they can recommend anything.

              2. If you end up looking for catering instead, there are a bunch of Montreal ads at the back of this Passover magazine:

                http://mk.ca/f2/#page/

                1. I was looking for kosher seder catering in Montreal for a small group and called as many kosher caterers as I could find and came up with only one who was serving kosher for Passover, Ashkenazi: Ernie and Ellie. Fortunately we were invited to a seder but I wanted to share this info because I made a lot of calls...

                  1. Traiteur Renaissance, which I mentioned before, has food for a Passover Seder incorporating foods from both Ashkenazi and Sephardi traditions. I'm no expert, but I'm pretty sure what is proposed would correspond to the dietary restrictions of both: http://www.traiteurrenaissance.com/#!...

                    Other than the Chabad offerings found worldwide, a large mainstream Temple (Reform in this case) Emanu-El-Beth-Shalom is hosting a Passover Seder. It is listed in the "Events Calendar", or you could simply e-mail or phone them. http://www.templemontreal.ca/

                    I could only find the date and time, not price, menu or anything else.

                    1. I heard on the radio yesterday that Ristorante Portovino (Decarie and Trans-Canada locations) are offering Passover Seder - bring your own wine. I thought I heard wrong, but I heard it again today so call them if interested.

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                      1. re: yamiam

                        Wow!! Calling today and let u guys know

                        1. re: yamiam

                          Hi I called Portovino and they are offering a Passover Menu for the week of Passover not specifically the Seder. I had wanted something like Mile End Deli is serving in NY however I am cooking and catering from Adam Catering which I have done before.