Felidia, Lidia Bastianich’s acclaimed flagship restaurant, has introduced a new Passover Menu this year. Available on Friday, April 19th and Saturday April 20th, Felidia is offering an elegant Italian feast to celebrate the beginning of Passover. The three-course family-style dinner menu presented by Executive Chef Fortunato Nicotra boasts traditional dishes with an authentic Italian twist. Highlights include smoked salmon pastrami with egg and potato salad, brisket braised in Barolo sauce with potato cake and roasted asparagus, and dark chocolate mousse with white chocolate ice cream.

To come up with a menu that combines classic Italian and Jewish dishes, Chef Fortunato researched a number of Italian inspired Passover menus to come up with the one served at Felidia. Several Italian cookbooks touch on the Jewish cuisine. Cities like Rome, Milan, Venice and Padua – as well as smaller towns like Pitigliano in Tuscany – once had thriving Jewish communities. Several Italian cookbooks have explored Jewish cuisine of Italy including Joyce Goldestein’s Cucina Ebraica: Flavors of the Italian Jewish Kitchen.

The family style Passover Menu is $75 per person and is available by reservation only, which can be made on their website or via phone at (212) 758-1479