Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Urban Seder

This night is way different from any other night and if you are Jew or gentile you should experience passover the Urban way. Especially if you are a foodie. Urban Solace is presenting their second annual Urban Seder. Jews and gentiles will gather around the table for dinner and a passover Seder led by Sam The Cooking Guy (Sam Zien) and restaurant critic Steve Silverman.
This is all for a good cause as a portion of the proceeds benefit Jewish Family Services Project SARAH (Stop Abusive Relationships At Home) which offers a safe, confidential setting for adults and teens experiencing abuse and for children growing up in abusive homes.

Sam the Cooking Guy and Steve Silverman will conduct the Seder using the "Haggadah for Urban Solace" compiled by Steve. Then mixing his signature style with time-honored recipes, Chef Gordon will serve, family-style, dishes including chicken liver pâté, charoset and house-made gefilte fish. The Seder will conclude with a four course dinner paired with a selection of West Coast Wines:

First: Caramelized Fennel and Roasted Garlic Matzo Ball with Jidori Chicken Consommé

Second: Cold Smoked Char with Asparagus/Lemon/Herb Quinoa

Third: Braised Shortrib, Green Garlic Pistou, Sweet Potato-Parsnip Tzimmes

Fourth: Lemon Blackberry Cake with Basil/Mint and Cracked Almonds

Passover commemorates the Jews' flight from Egypt over 3,000 years ago. During the Seder participants read from the Haggadah, which recounts the story of the Exodus.

The price is $90 for adults, including wine, and $75 for children. For reservations and information click here and get out and have some great food, experience an Urban Passover, all for a good cause.

1 comment:

  1. That sounds like a lot of fun. Too bad I can't be out there for it, I'd totally go with you.