A Modern take on the Passover Seder

April 25
7:00 - 9:00 pm
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A Modern take on the Passover Seder

a Germantown Supper Club Dinner with Chef Sue Wasserkrug

Every Spring, Jewish people around the world celebrate Passover, an eight-day holiday that commemorates the Jews’ liberation from slavery in ancient Egypt. Passover is celebrated with a Seder, a meal that is part overindulgence and part history lesson. The defining feature (besides the food!) is the reading of the Haggadah, a book that tells the story of Passover and that is read before and after the meal. As someone who grew up in a Jewish community, Chef Sue discovered, as an adult, that the Passover Seder is most rewarding when Jewish and non-Jewish people come together to remember a difficult time in the past and to look forward to a day when we can live together in peace and freedom.

Join us for a non-traditional Passover Seder. There will be plenty of matzo ball soup, brisket, and potato kugel, as well as a few dishes you might not have enjoyed at a traditional Seder, but we’ll dispense with the Haggadah and offer instead just a hint of a history lesson.

The menu will include:

Matzo Ball Soup (V)

Brisket (not V) or Quinoa Majadra (VG)

Potato-Leek Kugel (V)

Carrot and Beet Slaw (VG)

Spring Green Salad (VG)

Chocolate Macaroon Cake (V)

Lemon Almond Torte (V)

(V=vegetarian; VG=vegan)

Tickets: $40 per person, BYOB, Registration ends Monday, 4/22

Location: the Cope House, 1 Awbury Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19138

Zea May’s Kitchen is a mission-driven business that strives to promote an understanding of Native American cultures through food. The name “Zea May’s” comes from the scientific name for corn: zea mays, First domesticated in Central American thousands of years ago, corn became a staple crop throughout the pre-conquest Americas, and today it is one of the most important food crops in the world.

Zea May’s Kitchen is owned by Sue Wasserkrug, a 20-year resident of northwest Philadelphia. Trained as an anthropologist, lawyer, mediator, and photographer, Sue is a self-taught chef who loves to share food inspired by Native American culinary traditions. She has had a life-long interest in Native American cultures, possibly because she was Native American in a previous life. You may have enjoyed some of her food when she operated a food truck in Philadelphia a few years ago. As noted above, Sue was raised in a Jewish family.


Registration for this event is full.


Click here to learn more about dinners at the Cope House.