Posts Tagged ‘Yehuda Matzos’

From Virtual to Actual. Passover 5780

Sunday, April 12th, 2020

The Question Now: Why is this seder different from all other seders? In this surreal time, commemorating our ancestors release from bondage has been supplanted by family and friends ordered to stay in place – in self-isolation. ChezHelvetica honored both by first conversing with nuclear relatives and old friends virtually, then launching into a very authentic, traditional dinner atop beautiful new white, blue and silver Lamé linen placemats from Jerusalem (gifts from sister Abby).
Charoset with Apples, Dates, and Walnuts (plus Gnarly Head Old Vine Zin) with a touch of Horseradish on Yehuda Matzos started our meal, followed by bowls of steaming home-made Matzo Ball Soup. Delicious Roasted Chicken infused with Lemons, Tangerines and Saffron echoed the exotic tastes of Persia, Potato Kugel and amazing Roasted Artichokes filled with fresh Oregano, Thyme and Garlic sent us on a global journey from biblical times to the present. Coconut Macaroons dipped in Chocolate concluded our heartfelt dinner.

Next year In Person with All of our Loved Ones!





Slavery, Freedom and Stardom

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Seder16CenterSeder at ChezHelvetica followed two journeys this year, one the biblical Exodus of the Jews from slavery to freedom, the other inspired by a recent voyage to Australia and New Zealand. . . all woven into Passover Down Under. To acknowledge Moses’s sister Miriam (and her important role placing him in the basket found by the Egyptian princess), Seder16Irisa Miriam’s Cup now accompanies Elijah’s Cup on the beautiful tablecloth from my great grandparents. Vueve Clicquot Champagne kicked off the Bon Voyage party to Down Under, appropriately placed on a map of the region created by niece Rachel when she was five years old. Delicious Charoset sweetened with Sherry adorned Yehuda Matzos during the ceremony, followed by heavenly Matzo Ball Soup. The incredible first course was served, including Nut Crusted Salmon with Berry Vinaigrette with Creamy Chrain Sauce, Marinated Eggplant Salad and Quinoa Tabouli paired with Curious Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand’s famed Marlborough wine country. Melt-Away Short Ribs did melt in our mouths with Roasted Zucchini and Asparagus. Australia’s Hunter Valley Shiraz then had us seeing stars, be it the six-pointed Jewish Star, the seven-pointed stars on the Australian flag or the shooting stars on the Hydrangeas. As Chocolate-dipped Macaroons and Frozen Lemon Meringue Pie ended the meal, our hearts were warmed when niece Aliya found the Afikomen in record time!

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