If you’re like me, this strange weather has your reeling. Is it spring? Winter? Summer?
I have no idea – especially after two consecutive weeks of shorts – one on vacation and one here in Boston. The only frame of reference I personally have is that Easter weekend is approaching – that holiday that falls sometimes in the snow of March and sometimes in the spring of late April. Talk about confusing.
What’s not confusing is that this year, Easter and Passover fall on the same weekend. That means whether you’re eating kugel and tzimmes or ham with scalloped potatoes, most everyone will be feeling celebratory. Now we just have to hope for a little sunshine and that the daffodils and crocuses can hold on.
We have lots and LOTS of ways to help you get in a celebratory mood for Easter/Passover weekend. First and foremost, our annual Kosher with a Kick event is this Sunday, April 1st at 7 PM. Tickets are available here, and at just $15 this is the best deal in town!
We have two wonderful partners – Chef Michael Scelfo of Russell House Tavern and Prism, the young adult initiative of the New Center. There will be lots of food, wine and conversation about the traditions of Passover and how to honor them while keeping your holiday feeling fresh and current. Chef Scelfo and TJ have joined forces for a fabulous pairing menu:
2005 Golan Heights Winery “Yarden” Blanc de Blancs
Carrot & Saffron Latke with Braised Beef Tongue & Horseradish paired with 2010 Mourre de L’Isle Syrah/Grenache/Mourvedre
Griddled Matzah Cake with Warm Chicken Liver, Fig & Walnut Salad paired with 2008 Galil Mountain Pinot Noir
Wood Smoked Brisket Knishe with Roasted Tomato, Fennel & Herb Sour Cream paired with 2007 Gush Etzion Winery “Nahal Hapirim” Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot
Rugelach filled with Pine Nuts, Apricots and White Chocolate paired with the “Chag Sameach” – a cocktail made with L’Chaim vodka, fresh fig puree, mint and lemon
We will also have some Kosher for Passover white wines – including moscato – open for people to try. All kosher wines that night are 10% off per bottle and 20% off per case, so this is as great way to stock up for all your Kosher wine needs for Passover!
On April 5th we’ll be celebrating both holidays with a dual tasting of Easter and Kosher for Passover wines from 5-8. It’s also the day our rosés will hit the shelves, so we’ll be pouring lots of rosé as well.
On April 7th, Sweet Lydia’s will be on hand sampling her marshmallow creations – think peeps for grown ups. These little confections will make any Easter basket shine. We’ll also have Easter wine open and the folks from Goose Island beer will be sampling their fabulous brews as well.
Whether it’s 40 degrees or 80 degrees, we’ve got you covered as we run up to these spring holidays. Make sure you join us for one of these fabulous events!