Spring Is Here: Passover and Easter Feaster

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Photo of Easter eggs from splorp on Flickr.

My inbox is overflowing with Passover and Easter happenings (matzo balls and bunnies, oh my!), so I need to tear through this quickly. Here are some highlights below! (Note: if you want your Passover or Easter event/offering listed in next week’s tablehopper, get in touch for details about our event listing offer.)

Passover
~PERBACCO~ is hosting their 10th annual Italian Passover dinner with chefs Staffan Terje and Joyce Goldstein collaborating for two evenings: Wednesday April 12th and Thursday April 13th. The four-course menu is $58 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. To make a reservation, call the restaurant at 415-955-0663.

Come by ~BLUESTEM BRASSERIE~ for Sunday brunch on April 16th and you’ll find matzo brei ($14) on the menu (it’s a traditional Jewish dish made from matzo fried with eggs). And you get to take home some chocolate-covered caramelized matzo, sweet.

~DELFINA~ is another SF restaurant known for their Passover festivities. From Monday April 10th-Tuesday April 18th, they will be serving à la carte Passover dishes, including carciofini fritti with artichokes, Meyer lemon, and mint, and lamb osso buco. As for the renowned Stoll Family matzo ball zuppa, it will also be available at every Pizzeria Delfina location: Mission, Pac Heights, Burlingame, and Palo Alto.

~WISE SONS DELI~ is hosting their sixth annual Passover Seder Dinner on April 10th (sold out), 11th, and 12th at 7pm. The $95 ticket includes tax and gratuity. (They also offer catering for your seder table you can schlep home and enjoy.)

Don’t forget that ~MARKET HALL FOODS~ always has all kinds of tasty take-home options for Passover and Easter.

Easter

If you’re going out for Easter brunch on Sunday April 16th, here are some options. The first few would be perfect for out-of-town family or if you have grandma in tow, since she always appreciates a place with a nice view or pretty surroundings:

~THE COMMISSARY~ is serving Easter Sunday brunch 11am-3pm; menu here. And then you can go for a nice stroll in the Presidio.

Another Presidio option is ~PRESIDIO SOCIAL CLUB~, serving Easter Brunch specials.

Over on the Embarcadero, both ~EPIC STEAK~ and ~WATERBAR~ are hosting a three-course Easter brunch for $55 per person, both 11:30am-2:30pm. Here’s EPIC’s menu, which features charred asparagus salad with house-cured gravlax, ricotta, and slow-cooked egg. Waterbar’s menu includes soft poached eggs with spring onion drop biscuit, Gulf shrimp, and miso-brown butter hollandaise.

It’s hard to beat brunch at ~FOREIGN CINEMA~, the SF gold standard for patio perfection. Brunch is $70; $25 for the kiddos. Call and see if there are any reservations at 415-648-7600 or book via the website. 10:30am-2:30pm.

Want your Easter to have a French accent? ~RN74~ is making croque-madame gougères (MON DIEU), pomme fondue beignets, and more; menu here. Open a littler earlier too: 10:30am-2:30pm. 

Don’t want to deal with Easter brunch crowds? Treat yo’self to the annual Easter ham sandwich at ~4505 MEATS BURGERS AND BBQ~ on Easter Sunday instead. They get heritage pork legs, split, brine, and smoke them in-house. The ham is shaved thin, bread and butter pickles are piled on with sliced Gruyère, crispy onion strings, and it’s all sandwiched inside an Acme pain de mie roll. Available for delivery and dining in.

Feel like picking up some special baked goods (for others—or just yourself—to enjoy)? Swing by ~JANE~ for goodies to fill Easter baskets, plus hot cross buns, housemade Peeps, and spring quiches.

You know who else goes bonkers on Easter? ~RECCHIUTI CONFECTIONS~! They carry Force Noir Chocolate Eggs, Hopster Bunnies (you can just guess why I am partial to these), and more. Order online, or pick up from the flagship shop in the Ferry Building or from the Recchiuti at theLab retail shop in Dogpatch.

And as a kickoff to Easter weekend, be sure to visit the ~FERRY BUILDING~ on Saturday April 15th for Goatchella, aka CUESA’s Goat Festival. There’s a goat petting stable, a cooking demo featuring goat cheese by Sophina Uong of Mestiza Taqueria, a discussion about sustainable and humane animal care, featuring local ranchers from Achadinha Cheese Company and Root Down Farm, and more goaty things. It’s a free event but includes some ticketed activities. Details, schedule, and tickets here. 9am-2pm.

Event Info

Monday Apr 10, 2017 – Wednesday Apr 26, 2017