Here's a pairing that doesn't pop up every day: An acclaimed Mexican chef serving up a mouthwatering, creative Passover menu.
Available at Toloache Thompson (the latest of Chef and owner Julian Medina's Mexican spots around the city) from April 14 - April 22, this unique menu will include a variety of libations, appetizers, entrees and even a dessert inspired by Jewish customs with a south-of-the-border twist.
Chef Medina has earned a name for himself around New York for his hearty and inventive Mexican and Latin fare, and, a lesser known fact, he converted to Judaism some years back. He's now celebrating his religious dedication with an elegantly designed and truly personal selection of Passover bites.
The week-long menu selections include Kosher tequilas like Don Diego Blanco alongside Kosher for Passover wines and small plates like matzo ball soup with zucchini, carrots, epazote and jalapeño-scent chicken consommé as well as guacamole con pescado ahumado, made with chunky avocado, achiote smoked white fish salad "Yucatan style", horseradish, habanero, red onion and Matzo.
There are brisket tacos (we'd venture to guess they're a bit more exciting than the brisket Mom used to make), entree-sized portions of brasied beef short ribs with matzo ball-potato croquette and chile ancho salsa and an all-too-incredible-looking matzo brei tres leches made with matzo custard and lemon meringue (pictured above) - everything you'd need to dine in delicious, and religiously appropriate, style.
Make your reservation on OpenTable, or by calling 212.420.0600.