March is always an eventful month for Benjies Deli, filled with March Madness, NBA basketball and St. Patrick’s Day festivities. But now April is here, and today is the first day of Passover! Passover begins today, April 6th, 2012 and will continue for seven days. In true Jewish fashion, we will be doing our part for Passover by offering a our celebrated Passover special and a traditional Seder plate for each table.
The Seder is traditionally a ceremonial meal consumed on the first night of Passover. The rituals and foods of the Seder all represent something symbolic; For example, the unleavened bread represents the urgency of the Israelites having to leave Egypt. An entire process of reading passages, singing, and drinking goblets of wine usually accompanies the meal. But don’t worry—we don’t get that formal at Benjies. Enjoy a more relaxed Passover celebration at Benjies, and let us do all the work!
Tonight and tomorrow, after 4 PM only, you can come in to Benjies Deli and enjoy our Passover special for only $14.95. Or, if you prefer to have your traditional meal at home, you can call ahead to place a to-go order for only $15.95.
Our special Passover menu is a customer favorite year after year. We’re sorry we can’t offer it every day! Start your meal off with matzo ball soup, then choose from roast chicken or brisket of beef served with potato kugel, vegetables and matzo. Finish your meal off with sponge cake covered in strawberries and whipped cream while we make sure that every table gets a traditional Seder plate.
There are certain foods eaten during the ritual Seder family meal served on the first two nights of Passover. Although over time, family customs may have changed the items served at the Seder, the following foods usually appear on the Seder plate: Maror and chazeret, bitter herbs; charoset, a sweet concoction of nuts, apples and cinnamon; Karpas, usually represented by a boiled potato; z’roa, the only element of meat on the plate; and beitzah, a hard-boiled egg.
We’ll provide every table who orders the Passover meals with a Seder plate and plenty of matzo. Have you made plans to spend Passover with your “Benjies family”? We’d love to serve you on this special holiday. Call now to reserve a table: (714) 541-6263.