My Very Own Bar Mitzvah Menu
Son #3 (Michael) celebrated his Bar Mitzvah on June 6, 2009. We had a morning service at our Temple and then approximately 80 adults came to our house for lunch and klezmer music. We chose June so we could (hopefully) enjoy our deck and lawn. The flowers in the picture below are arrangements put together by 2 of my very talented friends, Rima and Elaine. I bought all of the flowers from Trader Joe's (hydrangeas and tulips).
For those of you planning an upcoming Bar or Bar Mitzvah, I am happy to share the following menu that I put together under the masterful and experienced guidance of my mother Becky, as well as input by our Customer Service Director, Sherry.
Appetizers Passed around by servers:
-spanikopita (home made)
-borekas (home made)
-assorted mini pizzas
-crudite and artichoke dip
-Poached Salmon with cucumber sauce
-Smoked Salmon with bagels
-Mixed Vegetable Fritatta
-Salad of orzo, white beans and cut grilled vegetables
-Green Salad with Arugala, endive and bibb lettuce
-Roasted eggplant with tomato
-Green Beans with olives, lemon zest
-Tomato, mozzarella and basil
-Bagels, other breads, mini muffins
-Whipped Cream Cake with Strawberries and Custard
-Fresh Fruit salad
-small plates of mixed rugelach and Chukar's chocolate covered cherries
-Coffee (ready at the beginning)
-Bellinis (passed by staff as guests arrived),wine, beer, vodka, scotch, juice, seltzer, water, soda
We also had a very casual (and fun!) party for Mike and his friends on the following evening. The party was held at The Acoustic Cafe, a very funky cafe-style venue where the kids could dance and have fun. We brought in pizza, chips and candy. Rather than a sweatshirt or other gift, we made a donation to a local day camp for disadvantaged children.
All in all, we had a beautiful simcha that will bring us warmth and happiness forever.
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