You’d be forgiven if you forgot about two holidays coming up this week: Passover, which starts on the evening of Wednesday, April 8, and Easter on Sunday, April 12. Whether you lost track of the month, couldn’t find ingredients at the store or just wanted to take this year off while supporting a local restaurant, here are seven options in town. And if you’re all set at home, why not donate a meal to a friend or family in need?
Ash’Kara offers a Passover dinner meal kit for two ($55) or four people ($100). Each kit is made to be re-heated at home and includes matzo ball soup, beef brisket with braising jus, roasted root vegetables, Israeli greens with avocado za’atar dressing and assorted cookies. Bottles of wine are also available by request. Customers can order by calling 303-537-4407 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Orders must be placed by 9 p.m. on Tuesday for pickup on Wednesday. 2005 W. 33rd Ave.
The Bindery is preparing a huge Easter brunch spread to order a la carte or as a set meal for pickup or delivery. Pastries and desserts include macarons, cream puffs, carrot cake and Easter brioche (or Pane di Pasqua). Chefs’ specials range from bagels to omelet boxes to feed families of six (or one, with lots of leftovers at the end). Family brunches with ham or lamb and a handful of sides feed 2-10 people ($55-$125), and you can choose mimosas, bloody marys or wine bottles to add on. Call 303-993-2364 to order by Friday. 1817 Central St.
Morin chef and owner Max MacKissock will send you and yours home with a nearly-complete Easter brunch this weekend. For $40 per person, you’ll get slices of smoked ham, breakfast sausage, biscuits and jam, blueberry French toast, scrambled eggs and asparagus with a charred ramp vinaigrette. Morin also provides ingredients for mimosas, and you’ll have “detailed instructions and tips to make sure that your brunch is as effortless as if Max was in your kitchen himself.” Orders must be placed on Tock by Friday afternoon, with pickup and delivery available on Saturday. 1600 15th St., 303-623-0534, bit.ly/2JLyB20
Postino restaurants in LoHi and on Broadway are selling an Easter Sunday Back Patio Pack complete with spinach and artichoke quiche, caprese salad and six “giant” cinnamon rolls, all for $50 (feeds four to six people). Customers can also add on a bellini kit for four people ($25), or a bottle of wine including rosé and sparkling options ($15). Orders must be placed by Thursday, April 9 for pickup on Saturday, April 11 or on Easter Sunday. Call 303-433-6363 for the Highland location and 303-351-7000 for Broadway. 2715 17th St., 145 N. Broadway
Rye Society‘s Passover meals will feed two to eight people ($95-$350) and are available for pre-order through the evening of Monday, April 6. Pickup is on Wednesday or Thursday, and delivery is available for an added fee. The meals come with charoset, matzo, matzo ball soup, roast brisket, and tzimmes made with carrots, sweet potatoes and prunes with honey. See also “matzo crack,” a chocolate and toffee dessert that will make you forget it’s actually matzo. 3090 Larimer St.
Rioja‘s Easter on the Fly includes five courses for $36 per person — braised Colorado lamb shoulder, ricotta gnocchi, spring salad, rosemary goat cheese biscuits and carrot cake cupcakes. Menu items can also be ordered a la carte, and bottles of cava or wine can be added for $21-$24. Order online at riojadenver.com or by phone, 303-820-2282. The meals will be ready for takeout on Friday or Saturday from 4-8 p.m. (cold with heating instructions provided) or hot and ready to serve on Easter Sunday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 1431 Larimer St.
Safta‘s Passover family meal feeds four to six people with a full seder plate (horseradish, charoset, beet-cured eggs, bitter greens, asparagus and lamb ribs), duck matzo ball soup, charred cabbage, pomegranate braised lamb shank, saffron rice and a flourless chocolate cake, all for $100. The meal comes with matzo for those observing, while Safta’s pita is available on request. Pre-order starts on Tuesday, April 7. Order at eatwithsafta.com. 3330 Brighton Blvd.
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