The Jewish High Holidays, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, are slated to look incredibly different in 2020, or 5781, when the Jewish New Year starts on the eve of Friday, September 18. Traditional synagogue services will be livestreamed, and large family meals may be hosted via Zoom or Facetime, for those who even use electronics on the holiday. In this year of takeout, however, several restaurants are stepping up to serve culturally appropriate festive meals, to take the work out of celebrating, especially if you’re not cooking for a crowd. Here’s where to order from:
The iconic Rockefeller Center event space, Rainbow Room, will be cooking up a Rosh Hashanah dinner with braised brisket, roasted vegetables, gefilte fish, matzo ball soup, apple and pomegranate salad, and season desserts like apple upside down cake with salted vanilla whipped honey caramel and date cake with coconut and honey caramel sauce. All orders must be placed by Thursday, September 10 at 5 p.m, by phone at 212-632-5016 or emailing email@example.com.
New Jewish-style barbecue restaurant, Pulkies is offering two special Rosh Hashanah feasts. The turkey dinner ($250) and includes NYC-Style pimento cheese with raw vegetables and Matzo chips; two pounds of hand-sliced BBQ turkey breast; braised kale in turkey neck broth; and more, including a cup of Manischewitz wine jelly. A brisket dinner ($275) will also come with a slew of sides, plus two loaves of honey butter cornbread. Order online by Saturday, September 12th at 12 p.m.
The catering company launched celebratory holiday-themed menus created by Georgette Farkas, GP’s new culinary ambassador. The Rosh Hashanah Celebration menu features hors d’oeuvre and petit fours to bookend the three-course, plus sides, menu filled with vegan, vegetarian and dairy-free options. Dishes include gefilte fish with pickled carrot and beet horseradish, chicken liver mousse with port gelee, brisket braised in red wine, sour cherry noodle kugel, roasted carrots with maple mustard glaze and more. Dinners start at $125 per person (with a four person minimum) and can be ordered online by midnight on Sunday, September 13.
The uptown outpost of the popular Middle Eastern restaurant, North Miznon, is creating dinners for four to be picked up or delivered throughout Manhattan, Long Island and Bergen County. All meals include a choice of main, like eggplant melanzana ($185), coq au vin ($205) or lamb stew with earth vegetables ($235), plus local New York State apples and honey, Matzo ball soup, homemade challah and more. Add-ons, plus wine are also available. Order online by Tuesday, September 15th at 8 p.m.