“Passover Meets Easter Lamb-a-palooza” at Star and Shamrock

1341 H Street, NE

From a press release:

“Easter is linked to Jewish Passover by more than just yearly calendar proximity. In many languages, the words for “Easter” and “Passover” are identical, with both symbolically celebrating spring, hope, and rebirth, regardless of religion. In their long-continued tradition of bringing together people, cultures and religions, Washington DC’s premier Jewish-Irish bar/restaurant announced today plans to again make this connection with their first-ever “Lamb-a-palooza” Easter Meets Passover holiday weekend celebration, as part of their month-long Spring Shenanigans Simcha Festival.

The festivities begin at 5pm on Friday, April 3rd and run through Sunday, April 5th, offering non-traditional Passover Seder dinners, holiday-inspired brunches, and specialty cocktails. Friday and Saturday night’s multicultural Seder Plate-mirroring dinner menu features classic Matzo Ball Soup, a garden-fresh Romaine & Green Onion Salad with Spicy Horseradish Dressing, savory Herb-Roasted Lamb Chops served with Sauteed Swiss Chard & Shallots, Roasted Rosemary Potatoes, a Pickled Egg, Fruit & Honey Haroset and–with a final nod to the no-flour Passover tradition, freshly baked house-made Matzo Bread. Saturday and Sunday morning’s Brunch menu continues to play on both holidays, featuring Jewish & Irish hybrid dishes such as Beef Salami & Eggs, House-Smoked Salmon with Eggs, Tomatoes & Onion, Lamb Sausage & Egg Irish Breakfast, a “Sunny Side Up” Lamb Burger, Cream Cheese Omelets and Matzo Brei. And finally, to wash it all down, Star and Shamrock Bar Manager, Gene Barnett, will be unveiling his Irish whiskey and Manischewitz “Guilt Chaser” craft cocktail, with an enhanced selection of Kosher, California Cabernets and Chardonnays throughout the weekend.

Star and Shamrock’s famous frontman, co-owner, Jason Feldman, offered, “We have always stuck by the notion that there is more in common with these two cultures than most people think. We love celebrating the similarities with a bit of irreverency. Star and Shamrock’s story is more than just kitsch, it’s about our traditions and history. So, if you’re wondering whether you should go to Easter dinner at your mother-in-law’s during Passover or if it’s okay to eat matzo and peeps, our ‘Passover Meets Easter Lamb-a-palooza’ has your answer.”

For additional information on this and other Spring Shenanigans Simcha Festival celebrations, such as Star and Shamrock’s upcoming five-year-anniversary party on the weekend of April 16th, as well as various smaller parties in between, please visit www.StarandShamrock.com/SpringShenanigans.”