Riceless sushi and beerless beer: Eating out Passover style
There are many pluses to spending Passover in the Holy Land. One-day holidays, mass exodus by a public on vacation (maybe in remembrance of anther famous migration) and of course, dining-out options. Whereas the Diaspora has to deal with cooking all their matza pizza at home, in Jerusalem and throughout Israel, many restaurants make the conversion to kosher-for-Passover. So though it is a holiday with famously limited food options, Passover in "the land" offers some surprising choices for kosher dining out, both for the better and worse.
Fine French and International cuisine
Nobody flocks to the Israel from the lands of affliction quite like the French do (except maybe those Americans). And when they come, they need not subsist on matza brulee and coq au kosher-for-Passover vin alone. Many of Jerusalem's French establishments have cleaned out their baguette crumbs, like Canela, 1868 and Eldad V'Zehoo.
There's not a lot of leavening that goes into coffees and salads, though you can thank quick-moving, non-waiting-for-yeast-rising Hebrews for the lack of pastries available at Jerusalem's cafes for a week. Still, some will be open over Passover, including trendy Caffit. Cup of Joe will also be open, though only for the kitniyot-eating rice, beans, and legume look-a-like set.
In Goodfellas, Henry Hill complains of being given egg noodles and ketchup in place of spaghetti. Does a similar fate await Passover diners at places like Luigi, Luchana, and Little Italy? Let us know in the comments section, below.
At least one part of Joy Grill and Beer's titular offerings will be off the menu for the week, but that's doesn't mean big ol' steaks have to disappear. Buffalo Steakhouse, Grill Bar and El Gaucho have all entri-got you covered, too.
Rechavia Sushibar is once again trying it's experiment in riceless sushi, substituting things like mashed potatoes instead, which we think is just plain wrong. Corusin at the Malcha mall will also be back.
Falafel and Shwarma
If you figure out a way to wrap falafel balls and meat strips into a piece of matza, let us know. We'll all be billionaires!
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