If your family celebrates Passover, you probably already know that the holiday begins this year on March 27. What you may not know is that Liz Neumark, founder of the events-planning and catering company Great Performances, is offering a special feast for the seder dinners culled from her own family’s rituals and traditions.
The result is selection of dishes for which Great Performances’ penchant for culinary innovation has been tempered by Neumark’s insistence on the adherence to an old-world approach that touches on certain classics — think gefilte fish and matzo ball soup — to yield the heartening gastronomic memories passed from one generation to the next.
Which is not to imply that the meal is lacking in the creativity department. Slow-cooked, meltingly tender beef brisket is elevated by a red wine and port reduction, while cauliflower is roasted with za’atar and topped with sautéed sweet yellow pepper, fennel, red onion, black olives, and toasted pine nuts. End your feast with individual gold-dusted flourless chocolate cakes with bittersweet chocolate glaze. Dinner for four with two sides runs $240.
If your family is large or you’d just like to expand the edible options, you can also order à la carte cedar plank salmon with a lemon-cumin aïoli, and spatchcock roasted chicken graced by a pomegranate glaze among other temptations.
Order via Baldor Foods by March 22.