Kiss us, we’re Irish! We mean—Jewish! Serving Irish food!
We know it’s confusing, but don’t worry. We bring the Irish to our New York-style deli every year for the best corned beef and cabbage Orange County’s ever seen. (more…)
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. (more…)
Deviled eggs—the classic hors d’œuvre served during Easter time. Who doesn’t enjoy the taste of egg yolks carefully cooked and mashed, mixed together with the creamy touch of mayonnaise and a kick of Dijon, all packed in a perfectly boiled egg white half-shell? Delicious and elegant, deviled eggs are the perfect party dish, especially for any upcoming Passover or Easter gatherings!
Too busy to whip up your own batch of deviled eggs? Don’t worry, Benjies Deli has got you covered. We offer catering for our delicious handmade deviled eggs for $10 per dozen eggs (with a four dozen minimum order). Benjies Deli also provides other delicious catering options for all of your party and gathering needs. From build-your-own sandwich platter options to fully catered beef brisket meals, there is something for everyone. For a full menu of our catering selections, please click here. If you would like to place your order for our deviled eggs or any other catering option, please call Benjies Deli at least 48 hours in advance at (714)541-6263 to place your order.
March is always an eventful month for Benjies Deli, filled with collegiate basketball games and St. Patrick’s Day festivities. But now that the celebrations have subsided, we are gearing up for another big event: Passover. Passover will commence on Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 and will continue for seven days. In true Jewish fashion, we will be doing our part for Passover by offering a traditional Seder meal.
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.
During April 18th-19th after 4 PM only, you can come in to Benjies Deli and enjoy a traditional Seder meal 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.
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:
• Matzoh: Three unleavened matzohs are layered within napkins as a reminder of how quickly the Israelites were forced to flee Egypt, leaving no time for dough to rise. Two are eaten during the service, and one (the Aftkomen), is hidden during the ceremony to be later found as a prize.
• Maror: bitter herbs, usually horseradish or romaine lettuce, used to symbolize the bitterness of slavery.
• Charoses: a mixture of apples, wine, nuts and cinnamon, as a reminder of the mortar used in building by the Jews during their slavery
• Beitzah: a roasted egg, as a symbol of life and the continuation of existence.
• Karpas: a vegetable, usually celery or boiled potato, representing hope and redemption; served with a bowl of salted water to represent the tears shed.
• Zeroah: traditionally a piece of roasted lamb shankbone, symbolizing the paschal sacrificial offering
• Wine: four glasses of wine are drunk during the service to represent the four-fold promise of redemption. A special glass is left for Elijah the prophet.
To place your order for a Seder meal, please call Benjies Deli at (714) 541-6263.
Although we’re still reeling from the St. Patrick’s Day festivities at Benjies this past week, especially being named as one of the 8 best ways to celebrate it in Orange County. Now we’re looking ahead to Passover, which is coming up on March 29th.
It’s no surprise that Benjies Deli would serve a traditional Seder meal, and we do! On the first and second eves of Passover (the 29th and 30th), Benjies Deli will serve the traditional meal, complete with Seder plate, for $13.95. Our full menu will also be available during this time, so everyone is welcome!
Don’t forget that Benjies Deli will prepare Seder meals to go for only $14.95. Please call ahead so that we can have them ready for you to pick up: (714) 541-6263. (more…)
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