By COLlive reporter
Ahead of the Pesach holiday, renowned Chef Jamie Geller and Joy of Kosher magazine held a “Taste the Issue: Perfect for Pesach” food tasting.
The event took place at the Miele showroom in Manhattan with the help of Miele’s PR and event specialist, Monique Robinson.
The event brought together many Kosher food bloggers and reporters, such as Gabriel Boxer (@KosherGuru), Melinda Strauss (@KitchenTested), Naomi Nachman (@TheAussieGourmet), @ChefChaya and Rachel Berger (@TheKosherDinnerLady).
After an unforeseen mishap with the caterers just hours before the event, the staff of Joy of Kosher had to decide if they should call it off or go on a last minute search for the food they would need to make it happen.
With the help of Culinary Director Laura Frankel, they were able to create an amazing new menu full of “Perfect for Pesach” recipes with only hours to prepare.
We started out with a smoked salmon bedded on a harissa and aioli salad with sea beans served with a glass of champagne.
While we waited for the chicken to be ready, we were guided to a bar where we had the opportunity to pickle our own vegetables
Afterwards we were served a delicious juicy chicken made with meyer lemons, fennel, sauteed mushrooms, and garlic.
The steak, which was cooking with a red wine sauce, pinot shallots and garlic, was then sliced and served with a side of multicolor vegetables/potatoes.
For dessert Chef Laura demonstrated how to make her Perfect For Pesach chocolate mousse that was deliciously rich and creamy.
Gabriel Geller of Royal Wine Corporation shared with us his top four wines for a Seder.
1. Vitkins Pink Israeli Journey 2016
2. Pacifica Pinot Nior 2012
3. Chateau Leoville Poyferre 2000
4. Capcanes Peraj Petita Dolc 2012