We just shared with you the info about the Persian New Year so it’s only fair that we shed some limelight on another cultural tradition coming up: Passover. If you wan’t to experience the culture but aren’t sure how to there are two ways in Los Angeles that will help you out. You can learn by going to a restaurant that is sharing the tradition or learn how to make a meal yourself. Hit the jump for the details.
Passover Cooking Class
Meal and a Spiel private cooking school founder Elana Horwich will teach a class on Passover seder classics inspired by her bubbie, or grandmother in Yiddish. The menu designed for the class: Moscato spice haroset, “Best Brisket Ever” with potatoes, matzo ball soup, and an olive oil rosemary and orange zest almond meal cake.
WHAT: Passover Cooking Class
WHEN: Thursday, March 21, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
WHERE: Private Beverly Hills home, address given day of class; (310) 228-7565.
4-Course St. Supéry Wine Dinner
Cafe del Rey is hosting a 4-course dinner that includes lamb meatball skewers, seared sea scallop, roasted lamb chop, stewed rabbit saddle, and a vanilla spiced pavlova — each paired with wines from St. Supery, a Napa Valley winery. The wine varietals will range from 2006 to 2011.
WHAT: 4-Course St. Supéry Wine Dinner
WHEN: Thursday, March 21, 6:15 p.m.
WHERE: Café Del Rey, 4451 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey; (310) 823-6395.
COST: $75 includes wine pairing.
Passover Dinner at Jar
Suzanne Tracht will hold a Passover dinner and Seder service at Jar on Monday. Guests will be greeted with hors d’oeuvres. Before dinner, a service will be led by author Racelle Rosett along with Rabbi Susan Goldberg, and singer/songwriter Sally Dworsky. The dinner menu includes classics matzo ball soup in lemongrass broth, asparagus with spring radish and a hard-boiled egg, and pot roast or sautéed Alaskan halibut with horseradish mashed potatoes and pea tendrils. The dessert platter will include assorted macaroons and lemon cheesecake. The restaurant will ask guests to consider donating to Mazon, a non-profit organization that provides anti-hunger resources.
WHAT: Passover Dinner at Jar
WHEN: Monday, March 25, 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Jar, 8225 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 655-6566.
COST: $130 per adult, which includes Passover wines, coffee or tea as well as taxes and gratuity; $55 per child under 12.
[Source: LA Weekly]