The Story Behind our Drop-Off Catering Menu for Passover
This year on March 31st, many families in Greater Philadelphia will gather to celebrate Passover, a Jewish holiday centered around food and family. 12th Street Catering has crafted a drop-off catering menu specifically for Passover that caters the families wanting less time in the kitchen and more time with their loved ones.
We sat down with Chef Jon to better understand how the Passover menu was created and how traditional elements were woven into the menu items he chose for 12th Street Catering’s drop-off menu for Passover.
Hi Chef Jon! Can you discuss what went into creating this year’s the Passover Catering Menu and where you got your inspiration?
The basis for this menu is steeped in Jewish tradition. The 12th Street Catering kitchen is comprised of multicultural chefs that exercise their culinary expertise and bring the foods and traditions of their holidays to our menu repertoire. Several of our Passover menu selections are actual family recipes from our culinary team members. They have been tested and refined to fit within the parameters of production, delivery and execution for catering of such a significant holiday like Passover.
Can you discuss some of your “standout” dishes and what makes them unique?
One of my personal favorites is the house-made chopped chicken liver. We use fresh Kosher chicken livers and prepare them with our own blend of spices and seasonings. They’re especially awesome when spread on matzo or Tam Tam crackers, both leavening free (a Passover must).
Another favorite is our matzo ball soup, a family recipe. Whole Kosher chickens are simmered with carrots, celery and onion to produce a rich, clear broth which is then used to cook our handmade matzo balls. There are two theories on matzo balls. Some prefer them to be firm and dense. Others prefer them light and airy. Our Passover, matzo balls are somewhere in the middle, with an emphasis more on the light and airy side. Finally, fresh dill is added to the chicken broth for a flavorful finishing touch.
My final standout dish would have to be our slow braised beef brisket. It is the same recipe we use throughout the year which has made our brisket so unbelievably popular.
Is there anything else you’d like to add about the Passover Menu?
You really can’t go wrong with any of the entrees and sides we offer on this menu for Passover. They all complement one another. Our desserts are made in-house and are all leavening free and totally delicious!
12th Street Catering’s Passover Menu lends itself perfectly for drop-off service in Center City, the Main Line, and the Greater Philadelphia area. Menu items are fully prepared and are ready to be reheated or served as is. All orders come with explicit reheating and serving instructions.
Call (215) 608-1128 to order your drop-off catering for Passover by March 27th and Receive 10% Off Your Passover Catering!
12th Street Catering’s 2018 Passover Menu
Hummus with Crudité Vegetables, Olives, Tam Tam Crackers & Matzoh
Gefilte Fish with Beet Horseradish
House Made Chopped Chicken Liver Appetizer with Tam Tam Crackers & Matzoh
Main Menu Items
Matzo Ball Soup
Braised Beef Brisket with Carrots & Potatoes
Herb Crusted Roast Bone-In Chicken Quarters
Grilled Salmon with Lemon Caper Sauce
Savory Noodle Kugel
Carrot Tzimmes with Apricots & Plums
Roasted Vegetable Medley
Green Beans with Toasted Almonds
Roasted Asparagus with Lemon Zest
Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Sea Salt & Fresh Thyme
Mixed Spring Greens with Tomatoes, Carrots, & Cucumbers – Balsamic Vinaigrette
Flourless Chocolate Torte
Coconut Macaroons & Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons
Lemon Roll Angel Cake