If the thought of matzo ball "sinkers" and your aunt's dried out brisket are making you dread Passover, perhaps you can convince the family to eat out for the seder this year. Many restaurants are offering more traditional seders, but some are kicking up the spice.
For a Mexican twist, try Toloache for matzo in preparations you'd never imagine. Dig into the Matzo tostada “Yucatan” (crispy matzo tortilla, achiote smoked white fish salad, “Yucatan style” horse radish, habanero red onion salsa), or Tacos de Brisket (chipotle braised brisket, matzo tortillas, avocado, red onion, chipotle salsa).
Specials offered from April 19th - 26th, 251 West 50th Street between Broadway & 8th Avenues.
Rosa Mexicano also gives traditional Passover dishes a taste of Mexico with tropical charoset (pears, apples, bananas, dates, almonds, cinnamon and sweet wine), and Higaditos de Pollo Salteados (sauteed chicken livers and pears).
April 20 through April 26, all locations.
Chef Floyd Cardoz at Tabla will serve up Passover dishes infused with Indian flavors and spice at the 3rd Annual “Unleavened Bread Bar.” This family style seder includes Matzoh Ball Soup with toasted coriander and Goan Spiced Brisket, among other specialties. A Passover service will be led by Tabla regular Burt Fendelman.
$95 (including food and wine) plus tax and 20% service; children 12 years and under, $50. April 20th, 7:00 p.m., 11 Madison Avenue at 25th Street, call 212-889-0667 for reservations.
Capsouto Frères is not only serving a Sephardic-style seder menu including their Matzo Mina, (layers of matzo, egg, potato, and a sprinkling of parmesan), but they're doing it for a good cause. The seders are serving as a fundraiser for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, a humanitarian aid organization which works in over 60 countries worldwide. Seders are $150.00 donation, 100% of which goes to help communities in need overseas.
April 19th & 20th. 451 Washington Street. Call 212-966-4900 for reservations.