Dinner was absolutely fantastic last night. All of my weeks of preparation culminated in a dinner worth salivating over and Michael, my husband conducted a very informative and captivating oration of the story of the slave’s exodus from Egypt. Passover after all, is the celebration of the slave’s liberation. We all had a great time discussing wether or not the Jewish people conducted Seders in the 40 years they sojourned in the desert, after they did one the first year. We discussed many other questions as well, including why Moses is not mentioned in the text of the Haggadah (the book read at the seder table).
We did not have too big of a crowd, only 13 diners in total. One of the guests, a woman born in England was absolutely the best reader with her Queen’s English pronunciation. My sons and my nephews and a friend are all look very handsome and adult, a far cry from when they were little and running around the house in chaos at every holiday dinner.
The menu was as follows:
Homemade beet infused horseradish, wow, knock your socks off!!
Huevos Haminados, hard boiled eggs with onion skins and olive oil
Homemade Gefilte Fish
Chicken Soup with Matzo Balls
Pluot Sorbet as pallet cleanser
Kufte de Prassa, leek meatballs
Felichikas, mushroom dumplings
Miniature Stuffed Chickens
Stuffed Veal Breast
Roasted Vegetables, miniature carrots, beets, cauliflower
Roasted heirloom baby potatoes
Marunchinos, Chocolate Coconut Cookies, Mustachudos
Vacherin with sorbet and strawberry rhubarb sauce
Chocolate Passover Brownies
Cake of Meringue layers, brownie layers and raspberry mousse layers
Coffee or Tea