pencil it in: some major food happenings

April 4: Reinventing Seder

Alex Raij, Fany Gerson and Einat Admony are bringing their heritages (Argentinian, Mexican and Israeli respectively) together to bring you a unique Passover Seder this year. Israeli wine bill be served with modern takes on the Jewish classics. Call 212 966 7366 to make your reservation which are $110 per person. Balaboosta, 214 Mulberry St., 7 PM

April 4- 7: and it’s back!

Market season is once again upon us. The Dekalb Market opens this weekend and will feature a flower market, live music, beer & wine, clothing and food vendors galore. Indian cooking classes will be available as well as a variety of workshops and a market-wide Easter egg hunt. Dekalb Market, 138 Willoughby St., Brooklyn

April 5: Met’s Home Opener

The Spring is here and it’s time for baseball season to commence. New York City’s Met’s are starting the year with a game against the Atlanta Braves. For tickets visit Citi Field, 1:10 PM

I couldn’t have said it better myself so I decided not to. Below your schedule of Passover offerings and food market madness awaits. Courtesy of Grubstreet.

Just thank me for bringing it to you

April 6- 14: PASSOVER

Jack’s Wife Freda assures us they’ll have lots of their matzo-ball soup on hand and will serve matzo in lieu of bread, if desired. They can also help with those four glasses of wine …

JoeDoe will observe Passover from April 6 to April 8 with all the trimmings: haggadahs, a cup for Elijah, a Passover playlist, and an afikomen. The food sounds promising, too (slow-roasted brisket, anyone?); $65 per person.

Kutsher’s Tribeca will celebrate its first Passover in high style this year with a five-course prix fixe Seder on Friday, April 6, and Saturday, April 7. There will be matzo-ball soup and brisket, along with wild halibut gefilte fish. Bonus: Each table will get a Seder plate and a haggadah. It’s $78 for adults and $48 for children 10 and younger; call to reserve.

Blame Fiddler on the Roof, but we’re suckers for tradition — and Lansky’s Deli will deliver a Passover dinner steeped in it. On April 6, enjoy a dinner of matzo, gefilte fish, matzo-ball soup, beef brisket, and (of course) Manischewitz for just $32.95.

The five-course reservations-only Passover feast at Mile End happens April 6 and April 7. Dig into beef soup, gefilte fish, and lamb shank, among other special dishes. Want to hide the afikomen at home? The feast is also available for takeout (orders for that are being taken until the end of the day today). Call to reserve; $75.

If five courses sounds like one too many, then the four-course Seder at Prime Grill on April 7 and April 8 will have you saying “Dayenu.” A Rabbi from Chabad Lubavitch of Midtown Manhattan will lead the dinners, priced at $139 per adult and $75 per child.

Rosa Mexicano locations will also feature a Mexican-themed Passover menu designed by Jonathan Waxman, from April 6 to April 13. We’re already eyeing the duck-and-beet borscht, or a tropical-fruit haroset.

It was Moses who said, “Let my people nosh,” right? Either way, lox and matzo fixes are available at Russ & Daughters. The shop is currently accepting pre-orders for Passover specialties available for pick-up or delivery.

Look for à la carte Passover mainstays such as Seder plates, potato kugel, and macaroons at 2nd Avenue Deli, all of which are also available for delivery.

Telepan will offer a four-course Seder of dishes including spring vegetable soup with matzo balls and dill oil, and wild striped bass with glazed potatoes, baby beets, and horseradish. Reservations are available April 6 and 7 (call the restaurant); $75 per person.

If you’d rather eat a bitter herb than observe a traditional Passover, why not infuse some Mexican flavor into the holiday? Toloache will honor Passover from April 6 to April 13 with fun à la carte dishes, including brisket tacos and matzo-brei tres leches. Sister Yerba Buena restaurants are celebrating too.

April 8: EASTER

Ai Fiori’s Easter offering will include a four-course prix fixe menu with four options available for each course. Seafood options — butter-poached Nova Scotia lobster with root-vegetable fondant and château-chalon sauce; and line-caught atlantic halibut with baby romaine, guanciale, white-bean purée, and lemon jus — will also be available. 1- 7 PM, $94

Make your way around Aquavit‘s abundant seasonal spread for deviled eggs, pickled-beet salad, Swedish meatballs, cheese pie, and much more. Smörgåsbord favorites, like herring and salmon, will line the table in many variations. Top it all off with traditional Swedish Easter sweets. 11 AM- 9 PM, $65

A Voce Columbus will celebrate Easter Sunday with a special prix fixe lunch menu, in addition to its regular menu items. 11 AM- 3 PM, $50

Bistro The Tea Set will feature an Easter three-course prix fixe menu, first course being a Lavender Vodka cocktail. Diners can then sink their teeth into the restaurant’s light and creative take on the traditional lamb dish: Grilled Rack of Lamb over a bed of house-made tabouli with refreshing flavors of mint and parsley basking in lip-puckering lemon and olive oil. And for dessert, macarons, bien sur. 10- 12 AM, $34

Bouley will offer a spectacular Easter Sunday feast. The menus will showcase the freshest, most seasonal ingredients for a spirited medley of truly celebratory dishes — so seasonal, in fact, that the menu will not be known until the day of! 10:30 AM- 8:30 PM, à la carte

Guests can order from Fishtag‘s special Easter-themed menu for brunch or dinner. For brunch, Fishtag will offer a spring-leek omelet, leek-top fondutta, patatas bravas ($12); and Stuffed Leg of Lamb with baby asparagus and smoky Hollandaise ($16). For dinner, “Red” Easter Egg pickled and deviled, white anchovy, romesco ($9); Lamb Trio, grilled lamb ribs, stuffed leg, and house-made Merguez with roasted eggplant puree, baby leeks, skordalia ($30); and Greek honey cake, amaretto crunch gelato ($8) options will be available. 12- 10 PM,  à la carte

Ginny’s Super Club‘s inaugural Easter celebration will begin with a full Gospel choir performing during brunch on Easter Sunday. As the choir performs, guests can enjoy the special dishes that have been crafted for the occasion including pain perdu, duck hash, steak and eggs, and chicken and waffles. 10 AM- 4 PM, à la carte

The Brit gastropub, the Jones Wood Foundry, will serve a special of roast leg of lamb with potato gratin, house-made mint sauce, and red currant jelly at $18, in addition to its regular à la carte brunch and dinner menus. 11 AM- 4 PM, 5:30 PM- 10:30 PM, à la carte

Join chef Christian Delouvrier at La Mangeorie for his French Country cooking, and enjoy grilled Cornish hen with bitter radicchio, shallot and a fresh herb; or eggs Benedict served with a choice of Canadian bacon or house-smoked salmon alongside Yukon gold potatoes, caramelized onions, and asparagus tips. 12- 4:30 PM, $38

Chef and owner Alain Allegretti has designed four Easter specials in addition to La Promenade des Anglais’  à la carte. Dishes include tomato-and-goat-cheese-crusted roasted lamb with prosciutto, earthy fava beans, artichokes, Boston lettuce, and lamb jus, and a rich Black tagliolini prepared with Serrano chili, shrimp, and sea urchin. 11 AM- 4 PM, 5- 8 PM, à la carte

Serenity awaits at the glass-enclosed, light-drenched dining room at Lincoln. Festivities begin at brunch with a braided sweet, rich Easter bread from pastry chef Richard Capizzi. On the savory side, Chef Jonathan Benno decorates his menu with Spring Lamb, a must for any Italian Easter, with a leg of lamb with ramps, and rosemary fingerling potatoes topped with a lamb jus. Milk, white, and dark chocolate eggs will be given to all children. 11:30 AM- 2:30 PM, 5:30- 9:30 PM, Brunch, $32 two-course prix fixe; Dinner, $70 four-course tasting menu and à la carte options

A Roman-style Pasqua celebration at Lupa Osteria Romana will feature a four-course menu with two to three options for each course, including Slow Roasted Vermont Baby Lamb, Hunter’s Style Bird with Pancetta and Forest Mushrooms, and Roasted Black Sea Bass with Charred Ramps & Fava Beans. 11 AM- 10:45 PM, $75.00 per person, $120 with wine; children’s options available

Lyon in the West Village will offer a specialty three-course pre-fixe menu in addition to its regular à la carte menu items. Entrees include roasted lamb; salade composee; seared salmon with quinoa, wild rice, spinach, and aged balsamic; Benedict; steak-frites; and artichoke ravioli with arugula pesto. A kids’ menu will also be available. 11 AM- 4 PM, $39 per person; children’s options available

Hop on over for Easter Brunch with The National and GODIVA. Chef Geoffrey Zakarian and Executive Chef Paul Corsentino add a modern spin to classic bistro dishes such as Herb Risotto, Steak Tartare with Quail Egg, Leg of Lamb, and Trofie Pasta. 10 AM- 3 PM, $45; à la carte options also available

Neely’s Barbecue Parlor is hosting a live gospel brunch on Easter Sunday, which makes for a thrilling soundtrack to Executive Chef Wade Burch’s soulful Easter specials. Kids can also enjoy complimentary Easter-bunny cookie pops. 11 AM- 3 PM, 4- 10 PM, à la carte

The North End Grill will offer a three-course meal with five choices per course, which will include selections from their regular menu as well as Easter specials. Vegetarian options will also be available. 11 AM- 2:30 PM, $55 prix fixe; children’s menu available

Red Rooster Harlem will celebrate Easter with veteran Gospel singer Boncella Lewis on hand to pay tribute to music, food, and spirituality. The restaurant will feature their brunch specialties on Easter Sunday including Rooster Scrambled Eggs and French Toast with Nutella Whip. 10 AM- 4 PM, à la carte

Head to Smoke Jazz and Supper Club Lounge to enjoy Executive Chef Patricia Williams’ refined comfort food, such as Lamb Sliders with Pinot Noir red-onion marmalade, to the sound of vocalist Annette St. John, and more. 7, 9 and 10:30 PM, à la carte

Thymari celebrates Greek Orthodox Easter on Sunday, April 15, with a special Easter menu that features traditional lamb dishes and other Greek Easter delicacies. 12- 11 PM, à la carte

For a heartier Easter brunch of the meat variety, Veselka Bowery will offer a four-course prix fixe menu featuring an assorted smoked-meat platter and either braised lamb shank with mint sauce and scalloped potatoes, sweet-potato spoon bread & haricot verts; or Baczynsky’s smoked glazed ham with roasted red-bliss potatoes, sweet-potato spoon bread & asparagus. 10 AM- 4 PM,  $38 per person; the special will also be available without the appetizer at Veselka’s Bowery location for $28

To celebrate Easter this Sunday, Wall & Water restaurant will be offering a delicious farm-to-table menu. In addition, Wall & Water will also be converting their Private Dining Room into an Easter Room for children complete with coloring, egg painting and holiday cartoons. 11:30 AM- 2:30 PM, $50 per person; half price for children 6 to 12 years old and complimentary for children under 6 years old.

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