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Posted at 3:08 PM ET, 03/29/2007

Don't Pass Up Passover

By Erin

Passover is rapidly approaching and with it arrive some enticing offerings from local restaurants. Most certified kosher establishments will close for the holiday, but a few spots are embracing Passover fare with both traditional and very eclectic dishes.

Dino in Cleveland Park has a five-course prix fixe menu ($49; $25, children) from Monday, April 2, through Wednesday, April 4. The dinner will include dishes from both Ashkenazi and Sehpardic traditions. The dishes will include chopped chicken liver, a Moroccan haroset, chicken soup with matzo balls, gefilte fish, mina pies made with matzo and eggplant or lamb and almond-meal cake. The restaurant will pair appropriate wines or waive corkage for those who bring Concord wine.

As Tom Sietsema reported in his chat yesterday, Felix will offer an a la carte Passover menu on Monday and Tuesday. Starters ($8) include matzo ball soup and latkes. Entrees ($18-$24) feature brisket and lamb.

Finally, Rosa Mexicano spices up Passover with a Mexican flair. Available Monday through Saturday, the specials will be available for lunch and dinner. Tropical haroset includes pears, apples and bananas as a starter. Other dishes include a roasted jalapeño matzo ball soup, beef tongue tacos, roasted chicken and a pecan, date and chocolate flourless cake.

If you're looking for take-out options, Balducci's, Whole Foods, River Falls Market and Dean & Deluca offer Passover dishes that can be ordered in advance. Where will you find your favorite Passover goodies?

--Erin

By Erin  | March 29, 2007; 3:08 PM ET
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