How’s this for a different take on Passover? Ballard’s Mediterranean restaurant Golden Beetle, a part of popular chef Maria Hines’ foodie empire, will be serving a special Passover-inspired menu from March 25–April 2. While not strictly kosher for Passover, the five-course meal has its roots based in each part of the seder. The first course, for example, the bitter herbs, will be a house-made matzoh with a horseradish jam and chives. Karpas, the greens, will be braised mustard greens in apple cider vinegar, roasted garlic and fried navy beans.
The menu was envisioned by Golden Beetle’s chef, Ariel Fishman-Larsh, who worked with Hines on creating the right complements.
The meal is a meal, not a seder, it should be noted. Each costs $40 per person, and is available to any diner at the restaurant. Wine flights — whether it’s one or four — are available for an additional cost. For more information, contact the restaurant at 206-706-2977 or visit golden-beetle.com. Reservations are recommended.