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Pop up Pesach - let someone else cook for you

Heavy-hearted at the prospect of the approaching Passover home-cookathon? Then you might be interested in the Pesach pop ups at Mill Hill and Hampstead Garden Suburb synagogues.

    For one night only — so long as you’ve booked in advance — you can dine out!

    On 3rd April at HGSS and 4th April at Mill Hill you can eat a healthy meal of meat and salad plus unlimited salads (and chips - shush) and even enjoy a glass of wine!  Both events are open to anyone. You just need to book in advance.

    Behind this genius idea is Jonathan Robinson — who works in partnership with Carmelli’s on catering division, Jasmine. “This is my third year of doing a pop up at Mill Hill” he explains. “They wanted to do something different for Pesach, and we had the idea of a pop up restaurant” he explains.

    Gail Kravitz — events co-ordinator at HGSS ate at Mill Hill last year and persuaded Robinson to do a second night for them.  “It was so nice not having to cook and his food was delicious!

    Robinson and his team of chefs and will be offering diners a choice of main course of chicken; steak; mixed grill (lamb cutlet, chicken skewer and mini steak) or a vegetarian option which Robinson says will either be a leek pie or vegetarian lasagne. Whichever you choose there are unlimited chips and unlimited salad from a salad buffet.

    “On the buffet will be a fennel and cucumber salad; mango and avocado salad; garden salad and I’m planning a modern twist on coleslaw” shares Robinson.

    Mill Hill are doing two sittings and HGSS have 30 minute time slots for guests to arrive at. “They’ll be able to stay until we finish at 9pm” explained Kravitz, “but we want stagger arrival times so the kitchen are able to get food out to everyone on time.”

    You can even have  glass of wine with your meal, with bottle of wine for £12. Prices vary between the synagogues but are in the region of £30 per adult (£35 for non-members) and £17 per child (£22.00 for non-members).

    Seats are selling like hot matzah, so get your skates on as there are few options out there at Passover to eat out.

     

    Pesach Pop-up Restaurants (both KLBD supervised)
    Tuesday 3rd April

    Pre-bookings only by 29th March. 6.30pm - 9pm.
    Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue
    http://hgss.org.uk/product/popup/

    Wednesday 4th April
    Pre bookings only. 6.15pm and 8.30pm. 
    Mill Hill United Synagogue
    https://www.shul.co.uk/pesach#restaurant

     

    If you fancy eating out during the eight days here are all the (fairly scant) offerings:

    La Fiesta (Glatt Meat)
    235 Golders Green Road
    Golders Green NW11 9ES
    Tel: 020 8458 0444

    Sami’s (Glatt Meat)
    134 Brent Street
    Hendon NW4 4DJ
    Tel: 020 8203 8088

    If you are enjoying some sea air on the South coast try Bournemouth's Queens Hotel. 

    Queens Hotel Bournemouth
    Meyrick Road
    Bournemouth
    Dorset BH1 3DL
    Bookings: 01202 554415
    Email: pesach@queenshotelbournemouth.com
    www.queenshotelbournemouth.com/passover-2018

     

    The only home catered option we have found is from Jasmine Catering:  

    Jasmine Catering
    https://www.pesachbyjasmine.com/

    A takeaway menu of set meals or a la carte food which will be delivered by Thursday or Friday of next week, all cooked for you by Jasmine's professional chefs and supervised by the KLBD. The menu includes Seder food or meals to freeze and use over the week. They are considering a second delivery for the second Yom Tovs but not confirmed yet. 

    Shops: 

    Try the ususal kosher shops and butchers or 1070 at Selfridges.  

    1070 Kitchen
    Fridge within Selfridges Food Hall
    400 Oxford Street W1A 1AB
    office@1070kitchen.co.uk
    www.1070kitchen.co.uk

     

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