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DGS Delicatessen Offers Passover Menu in Dupont

by Prince Of Petworth — March 7, 2013 at 11:30 am 14 Comments

1317 Connecticut Ave, NW

I know this reeks of gefilte-jacking but the menu sounds pretty good. Though not clear if they will provide a surrogate relative/family friend to rant about politics and gossip about which relatives are on drugs… From a press release:

To celebrate Passover, DGS Delicatessen Chef Barry Koslow will offer a modern rendition of the seder, incorporating elements of the traditional holiday meal and adding seasonal ingredients. Koslow adds bone marrow to the matzo balls instead of schmaltz, and the traditional “bitter herb” is incorporated into a crust on halibut, which stands in for the seder staple gefilte fish. The sacrificial lamb is braised and accompanied by a spring bounty of crispy artichokes, peas and carrots, and a modern take on haroset finishes out the meal in the form of an apple, rhubarb and walnut crumble with cardamom ice cream. Beverage director and general manager Brian Zipin has paired each course with complementary wines from around the world, including an Israeli Cabernet Sauvignon and an heirloom Ice Cider from Vermont.

The Passover Menu will be available March 25th through March 31st during dinner for $40, or $60 with wine pairings.

Passover Menu after the jump.

House Made Matzo For The Table

Marrow Matzo Ball Soup, Ginger, Scallion, and Mustard Oil


Bitter Herb Crusted Halibut, Asparagus Two Ways, Beet Chrain


Braised Lamb, Spiced Carrot “Tzimmes”, Crispy Artichokes and Peas


Apple, Rhubarb and Walnut Crumble, Cardamom Frozen Yogurt


  • The 4 Questions

    Ok, well only one. Why are they making this meal so expensive? Yikes!

    • Anonymous

      40 dollars for a four course meal is not expensive

  • The 4 Questions

    But, I will admit that it does sound very good. Yumm

  • Anonymous

    This place is definitely overpriced and you will not get the traditional Jewish delicacies that you are used to. They make it too fancy and it ruins it.

  • Anonymous

    Does anyone know if this will actually be prepared kosher for passover, or just kosher-style (like the menu usually is)?

    • Identified

      I would presume kosher style, I doubt they would do what is needed to go full kosher for this week.

      And, I would say they are not, as peas are not kosher under ashkenazi traditions (though they are for sehpadic traditions).

      • Id’d again


  • Rich

    Overpriced, small portions, not very good deli fare.

    • deli lover

      got into a back and forth with them online over the absurdity of reservations and wine pairings in a deli–and got lectured on the etymology of the word delicatessen. oy! condescending and annoying PR to say the least. I would argue with their interpretation, too.

      • Guest

        It’s not a deli. It’s a restaurant.

        • mony

          They’ve really hurt themselves in the online review world (e.g. yelp) by referring it as a Delicatessan, but the critics have heaped universal praise on them

          • Armchair Asia

            I agree. The place is pretentious and awful. It is not Jewish food and they know nothing of it. There is nothing wonderful about the place.

  • ExNewYorker

    Anybody try the Carving Room in Mt Vernon?

  • Anonymous

    It’s very DGS of them to take a classic Jewish meal, make it worse, and charge a fortune for it.


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