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Five Ways to Celebrate Passover in D.C.

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DGS Delicatessen
DGS Delicatessen
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Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

Passover begins next Monday, and while many will take the chance to celebrate at home with friends of family, others welcome a less traditional approach. Here are five ways to mark the holiday at D.C.'s restaurants.

Experience a chef's family recipes: Commissary's chef de cuisine Ben Tenner will serve a three course Kosher menu next week. The menu is based off his family recipes and includes Matzoh Ball Soup, Brisket and Sweet Matzoh Kugel. It's all for $28, and each item is available a la carte as well. There's an optional pairing of Kosher wines from Israel, too.

With a modern twist: This will be the first year BLT Steak in D.C. marks Passover. Dishes include Deviled Hen Eggs with a parsley pistou and Challah croutons, a Matzoh ball soup with chicken consommé and black truffles, a Kugel gratin served in cast iron and more. They'll all be available as blackboard specials either a la carte or as a prix fixe menu.

A restaurant Seder: DGS Delicatessen's take of a Seder, available all week, features bone marrow matzoh ball soup, seared rockfish with a "bitter herb" broth, roasted lamb with black olive jus and a charoset cake with caramel for $45 (there are optional wine pairings). Meanwhile, they'll have a family-style spit roasted lamb dinner on Sunday for $35 per person.

Make it Mexican: Rosa Mexicano's twist on Passover fare includes Sangria haroset, a Matzoh ball pozole soup, Matzoh-breaded chicken breast, banana leaf BBQ beef brisket and more.

Make sure it's farm-friendly: Equinox will host a "farm-to-Seder" party on Monday based on recipes from chef Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray's cookbook, The New Jewish Table. The dinner is $90.

BLT Steak

1625 I Street Northwest, , DC 20006 (202) 689-8999 Visit Website

DGS Delicatessen

1317 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, , DC 20036 (202) 293-4400 Visit Website


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818 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC, DC 20006