Elegant Passover Brunch

February 18, 2012

Celebrate Passover with an elegant kosher feast worthy of such a joyous occasion.

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

A centuries-old celebration of G-d's love for his children and his deliverance of Israel, Passover is as joyous as it is sacred.

The annual eight-day festival is a reminder of how the homes of Israelites were "passed over" and their first-born sons spared when the tenth and most devastating curse struck ancient Egypt, just as Moses had foretold. Passover—or Pesach—is also a celebration of the Exodus that ensued, symbolized by the still-unleavened bread the fleeing sons and daughters of Israel took with them.

Today, Passover is observed with weeks of preparation—purifying and cleaning the home, removing even the smallest leavened crumb, and preparing for the Sedar, the sacred symbolic meal that includes re-telling the story of the Exodus. Pesach is also a time for family and friends to celebrate their ties to each other, and an elegant brunch is a festive way to do just that. Here are three menu options to consider—something for every taste—with recipes below.

Menu Headliner: Shakshuka

  • Shakshuka
  • Arugula Salad with Lemon Anchovy Vinaigrette
  • Macaroons with Sea Salt


Menu Headliner: Skillet-Baked Eggs with Spinach

  • Skillet-Baked Eggs with Spinach
  • Smoked salmon with creme fraiche and chives
  • Pears Poached in Red Wine with Vanilla Mascarpone Cream


Menu Headliner: Frittata with Olives and Fontina





Shakshuka with Fire-Roasted Tomatoes

This popular Israeli breakfast dishes featured eggs and tomato sauce.


Coconut Macaroons with Sea Salt

Impress your friends with this classic, yummy treat, perfect for parties and dinners. Their rich coconut flavor, savory sea salt, and crisp, sweet brown exterior are sure to be a knockout in any gathering.


Skillet-Baked Eggs with Spinach

Eggs are cooked in the oven in a bed of savory spinach in this recipe perfect for brunch of dinner.


Pears Poached in Red Wine with Vanilla Mascarpone Cream

Pears are gently cooked in red wine then dressed up with rich and creamy mascarpone Cheese


Potato Latkes

Golden fried potato cakes—a simple thing to celebrate.

Honey Cake

Olive-Oil Orange Cake with Poached Figs

A perfect ending for your Hanukkah meal.


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