Jewish Dining in NYC

by Julie Besonen, 03/25/2014

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  • Balaboosta
    214 Mulberry St., 212-966-7366, NoLIta, Manhattan
    Einat Admony triggered New Yorkers' taste for delicious Tel Aviv street food several years ago when she opened Taïm, and went on to wow a fashionable, multilingual audience at Balaboosta with her Middle Eastern–Mediterranean cooking. Balaboosta is Yiddish for the perfect housewife/mother/cook/hostess, so what better place to spend Passover if you're away from home? This year, guest chef Missy Robbins (ex-A Voce) will be working alongside Admony on an Italian-influenced Passover dinner on April 15 at 6:30pm sharp. A live band will entertain diners arranged at family-style large tables in the comfy 55-seat space. The four-course menu runs $125 per person and includes wine pairings. Look for leeks and Swiss chard cakes topped with poached quail eggs, chicken vegetable soup with artichoke-scallion matzo balls, braised short ribs with walnuts and sweet garlic, and for dessert, petite flourless chocolate cake with milk chocolate halvah mousse and smoked almond meringue.

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