Happy Monday! (Well, I hope it was for you!) I spent most of the day at home nursing a cold for both myself and my little guy. In fact, most of the past weekend was spent in pajamas because this bug has been making its rounds in the area. Thankfully it seems to be passing quickly – crossing fingers! We’re both doing much better and I have high hopes we’ll be back to our usual routine tomorrow. I’d like to think part of the reason why I feel better is due to some healing eats…
Prior to the attack of sneezing, wheezing and congestion, I had a pretty productive start to the weekend. Friday night, the Baron and I had dinner at a local pizza place. Bill’s Pizza & Pub has some great pizza – order a double decker if you’re in the area! Lucky for the Baron, I filled up with salad before our pizza came. And when it did, I was almost too full to eat just the toppings off a slice. That said, he had plenty of pizza for breakfast the next day and later in the weekend.
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For lunch we visited Max’s Deli. As some may be familiar, the Seder customarily marks the beginning of the Jewish Passover holiday. It consists of a feast with four cups of wine, Matzo or unleavened bread, symbolic foods, relaxation and celebration. It is customary to invite guests that may otherwise not partake in such a tradition. This feast is also used to pass, or “pass over” traditions that the family holds to the younger generation.
Max’s Seder will include such homemade traditional items as chopped liver, gefilte fish, matzo ball soup, local and natural half baked chicken, slow roasted brisket, matzo kugel, homemade carrot tzimmes with baby green beans, and a variety of fresh baked Passover desserts including hamantaschen, banana fudge cake, and chocolate covered matzo, to name a few.
For those seeking a traditional Passover Seder without the hard work of preparing the meal and the mess, Max’s Deli in Highland Park is inviting friends and families to break matzo at Max’s! The restaurant will be taking reservations for its traditional Passover Seder complete with Seder tray and authentic Passover meal on April 14 & 15. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 847.831.0600. Cost for adults is $27.95 and children 10 and under is $12.95.
“We want everyone to feel at home and celebrate Passover at Max’s without all the hassles,” says Joey Morelli, chef and co-owner along with brother Greg and cousin Stacey Goldberg. “Our Seder offers tasty and healthy variations of the traditional Passover menu.”
Max’s uses only the finest all-natural ingredients to serve Jewish fare with a twist. The traditional New York-style Chicago deli invites the public to have at least one Passover meal with them. Guests of all religions will feel at home as they enjoy classic Jewish dishes and learn about this ancient Jewish custom with family and friends.
Max’s Deli also offers catering for special occasions, including this sacred holiday. Customers can get the whole Max’s Deli experience without leaving the comfort of their own home!
ABOUT MAX’S DELICATESSEN AND RESTAURANT
With a rich history having been in business over 25 years, Max’s Deli serves up a fine pastrami sandwich that was voted “Best in Town” by Chicago Magazine. Run by brothers Greg and Joey Morelli and their cousin Stacey Goldberg, Max’s also offers deli favorites, homemade soups, breakfast all day, and full-service catering. Often referred to as Chicago’s New York Deli, Max’s has recently added Wi-Fi, Intelligencia Coffee and created healthier options from standard deli fare. Now, they even have some options for the family dog. For more information please visit their website at www.maxs-deli.comor call 847.831.0600.