Easter and Passover Menus to Savor in Westchester County

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With Passover and Easter just around the corner, we sought out the top places and best menus so you can enjoy your holiday.

By Julia Mallon and Hannah Teligades

Whether you’re looking for the perfect all-around prix-fixe meal, a catering service with endless options, or dinner with the Easter Bunny, Westchester has something for every Passover and Easter celebration.

Passover – April 5 to 13

By The Way Bakery

574 Warburton Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson; 914.478.0555

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By The Way Bakery has a variety of cakes, tortes, and cookies perfect for a sweet treat during Passover. All baked goods are wheat-free, dairy-free, and kosher pareve. The holiday menu is consistent with the Sephardic tradition of using kitniyot (rice and corn) during Passover. Desserts include Safta’s seven-layer cake, hazelnut crème torte, cinnamon streusel coffee cake, coconut macaroons, and more. (The deadline to order in time for Passover is March 31.)

 

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Epstein’s of Hartsdale

387 N Central Ave, Hartsdale; 914.428.5320

Epstein’s offers an extensive catering menu for Passover, with a choice between a holiday dinner and a classic Seder dinner. The traditional holiday dinner includes soup, an entrée, two sides, matzo, and gravy ($25.99 per person), and the five-course Seder dinner ($30.99 per person) featuring an appetizer, soup, entrée, two sides, and gravy, plus cranberry compote or Tsimmis dessert and matzo. Choices include chopped liver, stuffed cabbage, souffles, kugels, and cakes. Epstein’s also has a broader menu of trays available if you plan on feeding a larger number of guests.

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Moderne Barn

430 Bedford Rd, Armonk; 914.730.0001

For $72 a person on April 5, Moderne Barn is serving a three-course Passover menu featuring renditions of traditional Seder dishes. Notable entrées include the grilled Atlantic salmon with Moroccan black lentils, garlic spinach, and eggplant chutney, and the red wine braised beef brisket with green beans, mashed potatoes, and fried shoestring onions. There is also an abbreviated version of the menu available for takeout.

Seasons

1104 Wilmot Rd, Scarsdale; 914.472.2240

This seasoned Kosher grocery store has everything you need for a feast and no less. The extensive Passover menu includes a variety of meat dishes from braised short rib to Moroccan lamb shanks, schnitzels, salmon, kugels, Mediterranean platters, and a matzo lasagna. It also has Seder packages for six or 12 people. Place your orders by the end of day March 29. All orders are pickup only.

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Seth Greenberg’s Just Desserts

1887 Palmer Ave, Larchmont; 914.630.1897

There’s no shortage of treats here — with almond or coconut macaroons (by the half pound), lemon, cocoa, or charoset burst cakes, as well as flourless cheesecake, Passover brownies, or espresso, chocolate, and grand Marnier pots de crème. (Orders must be placed by phone before April 2.)

Susan Lawrence

26 N Greeley Ave, Chappaqua; 914.238.8833

Looking to serve show-stopping dishes at your own Passover celebration? Susan Lawrence boutique catering makes hosting easy with its gorgeous presentations. A traditional favorite is the Gefilte fish, updated with delicate julienne vegetables, garden fresh dill aspic, fresh flower petals, and a pink horseradish sauce. This dairy-free first course comes in packages of six, and entrées can range in serving four to 10 guests. There are full cakes available for dessert, including a Passover strawberry shortcake and Passover crème brulée cheesecake. (Orders must be placed by Saturday, April 1 at 4 p.m. Pickup is on April 5.)

Passover | Photo Courtesy of Susan Lawrence
Passover | Photo Courtesy of Susan Lawrence

Yalla Matzah Pizza

405 Bedford Rd, Armonk; 914.730.0003

During Passover, pick up a matzah pizza pie complete with Kosher toppings from Nick’s Pizza and Ice Cream. The Yalla Matzah Pizza pop-up was started by nine-year-old Armonk resident Hudson Greenstein. Call in to place your order. The pop-up offers full pies and personal pies throughout Passover.

Easter – April 9

Benjamin Steakhouse

610 Hartsdale Rd, White Plains; 914.428.6868

If you’re looking to splurge on a classic but delicious steakhouse dinner for Easter, Benjamin Steakhouse is doing an appetizer, entrée, side, and dessert for $89.95 per person. The menu features choices of Blue Point oysters, lobster bisque, bone-in ribeye, chicken parmesan, and chocolate mousse cake. And now for the surprise guest…the Easter Bunny will be available for complimentary photos from 12-4 p.m., and dinner will go until 10 p.m.

 

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Fogo De Chao

235 Main St, White Plains; 914.697.8600

The Brazilian steakhouse will be open all day Easter Sunday for family brunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner from 2-9 p.m. There will be fixed dinner pricing all day. There is also a Brazilian-inspired Easter to-go package available for pickup or delivery on April 8 and April 9, featuring a choice of fire-roasted meats, tasty Brazilian sides, Pão de Queijo, and cocoa fudge brownies.

Goosefeather

49 E Sunnyside Ln, Tarrytown; 914.829.5454

If you’re looking to dine out this Easter Sunday, head over to Goosefeather, which will be open from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 4-8 p.m. In addition to the regular menu, a few specials will be available. Look for the tuna tartare tacos with avocado, pineapple, and Thai chili, along with braised lamb ribs with pho flavors, ginger-garlic crème, and papaya salad.

 

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La Crémaillère

46 Bedford-Banksville Rd; 914.234.9647

This modern French spot is serving up a half rack of Colorado lamb all Easter Sunday. Enjoy a prix fixe, three-course menu for $125 or a four-course version for $165. Other dinner menu highlights include Maine diver scallops, medallions of veal tenderloin, and a sautéed foie gras with house-made brioche.

Moderne Barn

430 Bedford Rd, Armonk; 914.730.0001

Prefer an Easter brunch over dinner? From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Moderne Barn will serve a curated list of holiday brunch specials. The chef special of the day will be grilled leg of lamb with Greek salad and mustard onions for $42. The standard dinner menu will also be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Seth Greenberg’s Just Desserts

1887 Palmer Ave, Larchmont; 914.630.1897

Seth’s will also be offering an Easter dessert menu. There’s a six-inch whipped cream cakes that serves about six people for $49, as well as cheesecakes in an assortment of flavors, apple tart, coffee cakes, sticky bun loafs, and an assortment of butter cookies. Place your order by April 2.

Susan Lawrence

26 N Greeley Ave, Chappaqua; 914.238.8833

Nothing says Easter dessert like cakes shaped as Easter eggs so elaborate you won’t want to cut into them. Susan Lawrence’s Fabergé Easter egg cakes are made of white cake with dark chocolate and white chocolate ganache filling, and yes, they are shaped like eggs. Other Easter dinner specials for catering include the spiral sliced ham with honey-mustard glaze, garlic shrimp, asparagus soup, quiche Lorraine, and key lime coconut cream pie with macadamia nut and coconut crust. (Orders must be placed by Tuesday, April 4, at 4 p.m. Pickup is April 8.)

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