Tasty Ways to Celebrate Passover


Joyce Goldstein and Perbacco’s Staffan Terje. Photo by Marc Fiorito.

In 2012, ~PASSOVER~ starts at sundown on Friday April 6th. Here’s a little list to get your meal planning started for the celebrations. Many restaurants book up quickly, so make resos now!

For the fifth year, ~PERBACCO~ is hosting their annual Italian Passover dinner. Chef-owner Staffan Terje and owner Umberto Gibin have invited special guest chef Joyce Goldstein, who has inspired the four-course menu that includes dishes like brodo con polpette e uova per pesach (Passover soup with chicken dumplings and eggs); stufato di fave, carciofi, e lattuga (spring stew of fava beans, artichokes, and lettuce); and pan di spagna alle nocciole (Passover hazelnut sponge cake). Tuesday April 10th. $49 per person.

~DELFINA~ will serve Passover-inspired menu items all week, including a new item this year: Beauty’s freshly baked matzoh, made in Oakland by their former pizzeria sous chef Blake Joffe. Other holiday dishes will include veal tongue dolce-forte, Delfina’s edible Seder plate, Passover ribollita, some brisket renditions, and the Stoll family matzoh ball soup with walnut-centered matzoh balls.

~FIREFLY~’s annual Passover offering is an inclusive celebration of family and food, and will have gefilte fish with bi-color horseradish, chopped chicken livers, matzoh ball soup, braised beef brisket with root vegetable tzimmes, two vegetarian entrées, and even gluten-free matzoh.

And some ideas for a celebration at home: ~WISE SONS DELI~ is making lots of Passover specialties for catering, check out the menu here. Update: per a tweet, Wise Sons is closed April 4th-14th, reopening on Sunday April 15th. ~ARIZMENDI BAKERY~ (multiple locations) is making their chocolate-covered coconut macaroons for Passover again. These treats are wheat-free and available by the piece or box starting April 6th.

Update: ~OLD WORLD FOOD TRUCK~’s pop-up Passover dinner takes place at La Victoria on Friday April 6th and Saturday April 7th at 7:30pm, with a family-friendly Seder on Saturday at 4:30pm. The menu includes vegetarian options, plus dessert, and it’s BYOB. Tickets are $45, and $25 for children 13 and under. 2937 24th St. at Alabama, 415-642-7120.

Event Info

Friday Apr 6, 2012 – Friday Apr 13, 2012