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Friday, March 26, 2010

Heeb and Mission Beach Café Team Up for Slow Food Seder

Posted By on Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 5:41 PM

click to enlarge MISSION BEACH CAFÉ
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Heeb magazine, our favorite irreverent and Jew-cy periodical, brings its annual Slow Food Seder to Mission Beach Cafe this year. It's certainly a twist on the traditional opening holiday meal (which actually takes place the week before this dinner), but many of the core Seder items will be served, from haroset to lamb bone. Only, they're going to be kind enough to leave the tender lamb shank meat attached, so you can actually enjoy it. Menu and event details after the jump.

Menu:

First course:

• Matzo ball soup or asparagus and arugula salad with parsley, quail eggs, and Champagne vinaigrette

Second course:

• Smoked black cod with potato kugel and chived crème fraiche or house-made matzo flatbread with haroset, balsamic reduction, basil scallion pesto, and Mezzo Secco cheese

Third course:

• Braised Prather Ranch lamb shank with butter beans, oyster mushrooms, baby carrots, red pearl onions, green garlic and parsley or oven-roasted duck with Israeli couscous, Jerusalem artichokes, pea shoots, and orange sabayon

Dessert:

• Flourless chocolate decadence cake or passion fruit and mango sorbet with anise shortbread

Event details:

Slow Food Seder

Date: Mon., Apr. 5, seatings between 5:30-10:30 p.m.

Location: Mission Beach Cafe, 198 Guerrero (at 14th St.)

Cost: $55 (excluding tax and tip)

Reservations: 861-0198

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