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Firefly during Passover

milklady | Apr 25, 2008 04:49 PM

Last night my mom and I stopped by Firefly around 9 pm, with the knowledge they had a special Passover-style menu. We didn't have reservations, and they had no tables available, so we were seated at the bar. The menu was totally Passover inspired -- of course it wasn't truly kosher (and they really played that up with shrimp and scallop potstickers) but there was nothing with wheat (besides matzo), rye, oats, barley, etc. They definitely lean toward Sephardic observance, as there were dishes with chickpeas, rice, peas, etc.

Though many of the starters sounded lovely, we each just ordered an an entree. She had the lamb, which was cooked medium or medium rare, and she quite enjoyed. I had the halibut, which was served with truffled potatoes and asparagus, and was quite delicious. Sitting at the bar, I could see that it was finished (and getting cold) several minutes before it was served, but I really enjoyed it. We loved the bagelach (little Passover popovers they served instead of bread). My mom jokingly asked for the recipe, and the sweet bartender came back a minute later and said they were a standard pate choux dough, made with matzo meal instead of flour.

We couldn't resist dessert. We tried a dulce de leche panna cotta, which was creamy and a bit cinammony. It came with some pears with lime syrup, and two tiny almond chocolate madelines. It was a wonderful way to end a good meal.

I'm very amused by and appreciative of their Passover menu. I was there once a few years ago during Passover (just by coincidence) and was happy to seek it out again.

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