After the meal, the most important aspect of your Passover dinner is the table you will gather around to eat on. The meal is so traditional that I think a modern, chic, table adorned with a simple candle and flower scheme is the key. A beautiful set table will make the dinner feel more like a celebration and get guests in the mood for some delicious food. To get inspired by my decor ideas that include soft glowing lighting, smooth soulful music, read more
Posts for March 31st 2007
While 64% of you would not like a kitchen designed by a fashion designer, would you consider eating in a fashion designer's restaurant? The restaurant I'm talking about here is Dolce & Gabbana's Gold which opened last October in Milan. Italian powerhouse duo Dolce & Gabbana are known for their overly sexy signature leopard-printed look which carried over into the ornately decorated dining spot. Mirrors, metallics, marble, and lots of gold details make up the watering hole's interior which consists of an upscale restaurant, informal bistro, coffee room, and lounge bar. The menu offers Italian cuisine classically made in traditional Mediterranean style with only the most superior of ingredients. Food to go is available and packed in chic little gold doggie bags and boxes. I don't know about you guys but I may have to check this place out the next time I'm in Milan, after all I could just go for an espresso or cocktail. What about you, Dolce & Gabbana Gold restaurant: love it or hate?
In honor of Passover starting on Monday, I thought a classic Jewish side would be appropriately timely. Kugel is generally served as a side dish on the Jewish Sabbath and is a baked pudding that can consist of potatoes, noodles, meat, or vegetables. The ingredients vary and a sweet version with raisins and spices is an equally delicious dessert. This kugel is a vegetarian, Kosher-friendly side that can be paired with brisket, lamb, or turkey for the traditional Seder dinner. Cauliflower serves as a pleasant, less starchy alternative to potatoes and the almond herb crust packs a special crispiness and flavorful bit to the topping. Already have your menu planned for Passover? Save this recipe for Hanukkah because it can be prepared in advance and feeds a crowd. To take a look at the components and instructions, read more