Events / Dinner

Second Night Passover Seder

Tue, March 26, 2013

6:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $130 Public Price: $170 Phone: 212.627.1111
Reservations Policy

All restaurants, unless otherwise noted, are located in NYC.

Seder Leader Billy Harris
Hanging with Harris

Liz Alpern and Jeffrey Yoskowitz
The Gefilteria

Co-Owners Noah and Rae Bernamoff and James Merker
Mile End Delicatessen, Brooklyn, NY; and Mile End Sandwich Shop

Executive Vice President Mitchell Davis
The James Beard Foundation, and Author, The Mensch Chef

Owner Jake Dickson and David Schuttenberg
Dickson’s Farmstand Meats

Pastry Chef/Owner Zohar Zohar
Zucker Bakery

If you’ve ever contemplated Passover’s fifth question—“Why on this night isn’t the food better?”—we hope to see you at our annual second-night Passover seder. We’ve enlisted the brightest stars of NYC’s new Jewish food world, and thrown in a little Borscht Belt humor for good measure. We’ll also introduce the new Bronfman Haggadah, for what is sure to be a memorable, if unkosher, evening.

* Please note special time.

Event photos taken by Philip Gross and Ken Goodman.


  • Hors d’Oeuvre
    • Paschal Lamb Kreplach
    • Duck Pastrami Monte Cristos with Spiced Cured Duck, Sauerkraut, and Savory Matzoh Brei
    • Jewish-Style Deviled Eggs
    • The Gefilteria Beet Kvass-Tails > Sweet Ginger and Bitter Orange
  • Dinner
    • For the Table > Seder Plate, Charoseth Sampler, Honey–Black Pepper Matzohs, and Chopped Liver with Gribenes “Like Buttah”
    • The Gefilteria Gefilte Trio > Salmon with Red Onion, Whitefish–Pike with Watercress and Dill, and Whitefish–Pike with Leeks with Beet Horseradish, Carrot Horseradish, and Classic Horseradish
    • Shvo Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2011
    • Chicken Soup with Matzoh Ball Flottants
    • ​Shvo Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2011
    • Charred Bitter Herb with Seared Skuna Bay Craft Raised Salmon, Pickled Salmon Belly Lox, Beets, Apples, and Mustard Seed  
    • Yarden Odem Organic Vineyard Chardonnay 2010
    • Brisket Bourguignonne and Lamb Belly Confit with Quinoa
    • Yarden Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
    • For the Table > Jerusalem Artichoke Confit with Pumpernickel and Preserved Lemon
    • Milk and Honey Soup
    • Warm Charoseth Cake
    • Petits Fours
    • Wines generously provided by Israeli Wine Direct and Yarden Wines.​