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Celebrate Spring With These Easter and Passover Menus in Westchester

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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.

By Julia Mallon and Hannah Teligades

Passover – April 15 to 23

By The Way Bakery

574 Warburton Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson; 914.478.0555

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 creme torte, cinnamon streusel coffee cake, coconut macaroons, and more. (The deadline to order in time for Passover is April 10.)

 

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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 ($23.99 per person), and the five-course Seder dinner ($27.99 per person) featuring an appetizer, soup, entrée, two sides, and gravy, plus cranberry compote or Tsimmis dessert and matzoh. 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.

The Greekish

273 Halstead Ave, Harrison; 914.732.3333

For $55 per person, The Greek-ish is serving what it calls a four-course, family-style feast from April 17 to April 23 for Passover. The menu choices include hand-rolled falafels, caramelized cauliflower, slow-roasted lemon chicken, spiced beef brisket gyro, and walnut and honey baklava.

Moderne Barn

430 Bedford Rd, Armonk; 914.730.0001

For $68 a person on April 15, 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 Road, 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, kugels, souffles, Mediterranean platters, and a matzo lasagna. It also has Seder packages for six or 12 people, and it has an onsite butcher, fish corner, and bakery.

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 10.)

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 Tuesday, April 12 at 4 p.m. Pickup is on April 15.)

Passover | Photo Courtesy of Susan Lawrence

Passover | Photo Courtesy of Susan Lawrence

Easter – April 17

Apropos

900 Fort Hill Rd, Peekskill; 914.739.3546

On Easter Sunday from 12-7 p.m., Apropos will be serving a simple and savory prix-fixe dinner menu for $70 per person. Special menu choices include whipped ricotta toast with spring peas and mint, artichoke and arugula salad, a pistachio-crusted lamb rack, cavatelli with ricotta and pomodorini sauce, roasted black cod, Moscato panna cotta, and an angel food cake with house jam and shortbread crumbs.

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 $79.95 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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The Bit

23 Cedar St, Dobbs Ferry; 914.693.8008

This Dobbs Ferry staple, known for that bottomless brunch and diverse vegan and gluten-free options, has a special Easter Sunday menu from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. you won’t want to miss. The menu features grilled octopus with whipped feta and garbanzo bean salad, chicken avgolemono soup, deviled eggs with crispy prosciutto and herbs, roasted leg of lamb, maple glazed ham, and roast chicken stifado (traditional Greek stew). Contact Scott at scott@thebitdf.com for catering pricing and the availability of Easter specials.

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, and children 7-12 years old are half price, while children under 6 are free with purchase of the Full Churrasco Experience. There is also a Brazilian-inspired Easter To-Go Package available for pickup on April 16 and April 17, featuring a choice of fire-roasted meats, tasty Brazilian sides, Pão de Queijo, and cocoa fudge brownies.

The Greekish

273 Halstead Ave, Harrison; 914.732.3333

There are two Easter Sundays at The Greek-ish. April 17 and April 24, and the family-style feast menu will be $75 per person. Choices include potato croquettes, slow-roasted spring lamb, veggie moussaka, and walnut and honey baklava.

La Crémaillère

46 Bedford-Banksville Rd; 914.234.9647

This modern French spot is serving up a special double-cut Colorado lamb chop all Easter Sunday. Enjoy the all-day dinner menu for lunch from 12-3 p.m. or dinner from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Other dinner menu highlights include Maine lobster risotto, spring pea velouté, and a Niman Ranch prime filet mignon Rossini.

 

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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 brunch specials including brioche French toast with bananas flambé and whipped cream, and eggs Florentine with an English muffin, garlic spinach, poached eggs, and hollandaise sauce. The standard dinner menu will also be available from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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 12, at 4 p.m. Pickup is April 16.)

Easter | Photo Courtesy of Susan Lawrence

Easter | Photo Courtesy of Susan Lawrence


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