Sundown tonight marks Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of the Jewish New Year. For those who would prefer not to observe the holiday at home cooking and preparing the traditional trimmings, several area restaurants are offering special dinners and menus for the High Holidays. At Supper, Chef Mitch Prensky is serving a family style dinner that’s inspired by tradition and is comprised of ingredients from his Blue Elephant Farm in Newtown Square. Dishes will include Chicken Liver Mousse, with port wine and crispy fried onions, and housebaked matzo, Housemade Gefilte Fish, with fresh grated horseradish and beet essence, and “My Mother’s World Famous” Brisket of Beef, with sweet potato, carrot and apple tzimmes and cider macerated fruit. Click through to see what other restaurants are serving special dishes for Rosh Hashanah.
• London Grill will serve a menu of traditional and “newish Jewish” dishes beginning tonight and running until Septmeber 17 and after sunset on Septemebr 18. London Grill’s High Holidays specials include Chef Michael McNally’s signature “Feather-Light” Matzoh Ball Soup, Braised Short Ribs served kugel-style over spaghetti, Classic Rugalach sticky buns, and a glamorous chicken liver substitute: Pate, served in the style of southwestern France. Menu items range in price from $18 to $21. London will also offer these dishes as a special prix fixe dinner tonight and tomorrow.
• Fork:etc. is offering a selection of Rosh Hashanah specialties for take-out. Dishes include House smoked salmon with pickled cucumbers, Gefilte Fish, housemade white fish quenelles with carrots onions and dill, Grilled Dates stuffed with chicken liver mousse, baby arugula and honey rosemary vinaigrette, Local Baby Beet Salad, with toasted walnuts, wine soaked apples and fresh grated horseradish, Whole Roasted Black Sea Bass, with braised leeks, tomato-anise puree, lemon thyme, House Smoked Brisket, with horseradish-potato puree, glazed carrots, and cippolini onions, and Roast Free Range Chicken, with first-of-the-season butternut squash, Swiss chard, and pomegranate glaze. Fork:etc. has a limited number of housebaked Challah.
• Delicatessen is serving a four course family style feast tonight for $25 per person that promises traditional holiday favorites and some surprising modern twists, including Matzoh Ball Soup, Chopped Liver, Noodle Kugel, Roast Chicken, and Apples and Honey. For take-out Delicatessen will also offer Whole Challahs, Apples and Honey Trays, Quarts of Matzo Ball Soup, Edie’s Braised Brisket, Blueberry Kugel, and Roast Chicken with Challah Stuffing.