1. Passover is one of Brent’s Deli favorite holidays because it’s all about family focus and great food. Pick up some favorites that include homemade matzo ball soup and charoset, beef brisket with Au jus; 1/2 Roasted Chicken; Gefilte Fish with Horseradish and Chopped Liver; Roasted Potatoes and Cooked Carrots and assorted Macaroons and chocolate-covered matzo brittle. Brent’s will even make a signature seder plate kit for you. It includes – Roasted Egg, homemade Charoset, Shank Bone, Bitter Herb (heart of romaine lettuce), Parsley (Karpas), and horseradish. When you place an order for Passover, you’ll receive complimentary Haggadahs for you and your family (while supplies last).
To place a catering order, call (818) 886-5679. Press 1 to speak with a catering expert. Brent’s delivers anywhere in Southern California (literally). From San Diego to Santa Barbara, and everywhere in between.
2. Passover at Culina
Enjoy a three-or four-course prix-fixe menu with classic Jewish cuisine in observance of Passover on Monday, April 10 and Tuesday, April 11 at Culina, at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. Starters include charoset with matzah made with apple, walnut, blueberry, cranberry and citrus fruit; grilled pear salad with almond “ricotta,” grapefruit, bitter greens, pepitas and saba; and chive matzah ball soup. Entrées include cobia made with kingfish, sautéed Brussels sprouts and carrot purée; and sliced tri-tip steak with wild arugula and cherry tomatoes. Finish with hazelnut milk chocolate mousse and lemon panna cotta with citrus marmalade and candied almonds. The three-course meal is $59 per person; the four-course menu is $69 per person. 300 S. Doheny Drive, (310)860-4000.
3. Seder dinner at JAR
On Tuesday, April 11 and Wednesday, April 12, JAR will host a 6 p.m. service led by Rabbi Ellen Nemhauser and a dinner prepared by Suzanne Tracht. Start with appetizers of house cured salmon, chopped liver and English pea puree and matzo ball soup with lemongrass broth. Entrées include JAR’s signature pot roast and sautéed Alaskan halibut. Finish with a chocolate dessert or lemon cheesecake. The Passover dinner is $135 per adult; $60 for children 12 and under. 8225 Beverly Blvd., (323)655-6566.
4. Canter’s Deli is open 24/7
Come enjoy your Passover favorites during breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They offer a fresh baked goods display case and full deli to bring dishes home to share with your family and friends. Items are available from 24 hours a day. 419 N Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, (323)651-2030.
5. Larder Passover To-Go
Now until April 18, order your Passover favorites at Larder to serve to your friends and family. Starters include marinated olives and Marcona almonds by the pint. Deviled eggs with chives and paprika; smoked fish platter with goat cheese, cucumbers, onions & matzo; latkes with applesauce and crème fraiche; beets with kumquats & blood oranges; slow-roasted salmon with cucumber mint yogurt; roasted Mary’s chicken with preserved lemons & green olives; braised beef brisket with horseradish jus; roasted Yukon potatoes with rosemary & garlic and braised red cabbage. Finish with chocolate-dipped coconut macaroons and flourless chocolate-hazelnut torte. Wines are also available to bring home. Place your order and pick up in 48 hours. 8500 Burton Way (310)278-8060 and 11648 San Vicente Way (310)806-6464.
*Some of these dining options were featured in my column in the Beverly Press.