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Passover: Everything You Need, Including the Martini

At a loss for what to do and how to prepare for Passover this year? Have no fear, we've got you covered. Just read on.

When the whole family gets together you might need a little more than red wine to take the edge off. Add Distillery no. 209’s sugarcane-distilled gin ($36) to your table for Passover this year. Most alcoholic beverages don't meet Passover regulations, but this San Francisco-based distillery has come up with the first Kosher For Passover gin. Martinis all around. Available at Blackwell’s Wines & Spirits.

Charles Chocolates
has once again continued their tradition of making delicious 65 percent bittersweet chocolate–covered matzah. If chocolate isn’t what you’re in the mood for, grab a box of Charles’ paté de fruit in five different flavors: Raspberry, Blood Orange, White Peach, Papaya and Passion Fruit. $22 to $28

The flourless treats from Noe Valley Bakery will make the perfect sweet addition to your Seder table. Choose from any of the following classic desserts: flourless almond cake topped with only the freshest of fruit, plain and chocolate dipped coconut macaroons, chewy almond macaroons, and flourless chocolate cake.

Epic Roasthouse is hosting an “In the Spirit of Passover” dinner March 30th. There will be a short service with four ritualistic blessings, a ceremony over the candles, and drinking of wine with Cantor Hilda Abrevaya acting as Leader for the evening. While dinner isn’t kosher, it embraces the traditional celebratory foods.

Perbacco is also putting on a Passover dining experience March 31st. The meal is not kosher, but will be prepared in the spirit of Passover with an Italian influence. The restaurant’s second annual “A Passover Dinner” will showcase and celebrate traditional Jewish cooking in Italy with recipes from guest chef Joyce Goldstein. Be sure to look for authentic flavors and ingredients, for instance lamb stew with green garlic and Passover soup with chicken dumplings and eggs. Yum!