Hamotzi Lechem Min Haaretz

Next Friday marks the beginning of Passover, the Jewish holiday commemorating when Moses freed the Jewish slaves from Egypt’s reign in the Book of Exodus.  Lasting for either seven or eight days, depending on which branch of Judaism you practice, the first night of Passover is always celebrated by a seder, a special meal where the store of Exodus is recounted using scripture, food, and drink.

While there are fifteen parts to a seder, we are going to focus on foods that make up a seder plate.  Taking inspiration from each of the components, we have created a menu for your Passover celebration.


See you at the dinner table,

CBC Team



Lamb Shank: A symbolic offering to the temple

Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb



  • Rack of Lamb
  • Basil | Rosemary | Thyme | Garlic Cloves | Olive Oil | Lemon Zest | Salt | Pepper


  1. Finely chop Herbs and Garlic and combine with Lemon Zest and Olive Oil
  2. Spread Garlic Herb mixture onto Rack of Lamb and refrigerate for at least one hour
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  4. Season Lamb with Salt and Pepper
  5. In a large ovenproof pan, sear Lamb on both sides until brown in Olive Oil over medium-high heat
  6. Transfer pan to oven and cook until thickest part of Rack of Lamb reaches 130 degrees F
  7. Let rest for 5 minutes
  8. Carve and enjoy
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Egg: A symbol of rebirth

Savory Dinner Frittata


  • Eggplant | Cherry Tomatoes | Squash Blossoms | Olive Oil | Garlic
  • Eggs | Fresh Basil | Goat Cheese  | Salt | Pepper


  1. Add Olive Oil, Garlic, Tomatoes, and Squash Blossoms to a hot pan and cook until tomatoes are slightly charred, about to burst and remove
  2. Cube Eggplant and sautee until tender
  3. Whisk together Eggs, Basil, Salt, and Pepper and then add in small chunks of goat cheese
  4. Pour Egg mixture over Eggplant
  5. Add in Charred Tomato and Squash Blossom mixture
  6. Cook uncovered until bottom browns
  7. Sprinkle in remaining Cheese
  8. Cover, cook until ready, garnish with remaining basil and enjoy!

Maror & Cazeret

Bitter Herbs: A symbol of the bitterness of enslavement

Horseradish Crusted Salmon Filet


  • Salmon Filets | Salt | Pepper
  • Matzo Meal | Horseradish | Parsley | Olive Oil


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degree F
  2. Season Salmon with Salt & Pepper
  3. Combine Matzo Meal, Horseradish, Parsley, & Olive Oil
  4. Top the Salmon with Matzo mixture
  5. Roast for 12-15 until cooked medium-rare


Non-Bitter Herbs Dipped in Salt Water: A symbol of tears

Fattoush Salad


  • Matzos | Olive Oil | Cumin | Garlic Powder | Salt | Pepper
  • Cucumber | Endive | Mint | Parsley | Romaine | Tomatoes | Feta | Olives
  • Lemon | Garlic


  1. Brush Matzos with Olive Oil and sprinkle with Cum, Garlic Powder, Salt, & Pepper
  2. Bake Matzos at 350 degrees F until crisp
  3. Combine chopped Cucumbers, Endives, Parsley, Romaine, Olives, Feta, and Tomatoes
  4. Mix together Lemon Juice, Garlic, & Olive Oil to make dressing
  5. After dressing, let sit and then add in crumbles Matzos pieces


Apple, Nut & Wine Mixture: A symbol of mortar and bricks

Apple Almond Cake


  • Soft Butter | Stevia
  • Eggs | Vanilla Bean
  • Almonds (rough) | Almonds (ground fine)
  • Polenta | Baking Powder | Water
  • Chocolate Nibs
  • Apples | Cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 355 degrees F
  2. Whip Soft Butter and stevia until light and fluffy
  3. Add Butter mixture to bottom of pan
  4. Add Ground and Round almonds and mix
  5. Add Whipped Eggs and Vanilla and mix
  6. Add Polenta, Baking Powder, & Water and mix
  7. Thinly slice Apples and toss in Cinnamon
  8. Lay Apples on Cake top
  9. Bake