Real Jewish Celebrations: An Elegant Contemporary Passover Seder

I’m finally getting around to sharing my Passover pictures…better late than never!

Some homes are so beautiful it is a crime not to have a Passover in them. For the second night of Passover, a friend and I “borrowed” her brother’s beautiful house and all its accoutrements. The owners of the house prefer to have Passover in Hawaii (and who wouldn’t?) so they were super kind and let us host a seder in their home.

The table was set with their banquet set that we used last year for the Outdoor Passover Seder. It’s amazing how the same table setting can look so different in these diverse settings. Definitely a testament to how purchasing something simple can last year after year.

Elegant Passover Seder
Elegant Passover Seder Table
Elegant Passover Seder Table
Elegant Passover Seder Table
Elegant Seder Plate and Matzah
Elegant Passover Seder Table

The meal was potluck, which almost all the seders I go to are. We set up the food at a nearby table so everyone could just serve themselves. Here is what we had:

Braised Brisket
Roast Chicken with Zatar and Pomegranate Seeds
Roast Carrots with Perserved Lemon and Coriander Seed
Potato Kugel
Roast Broccoli with Red Pepper and Garlic
Quinoa Salad with Mixed Vegetables
Strawberry and Chocolate Pavlova

Roast Chicken with Za'atar and Pomegranate Seeds
Brisket Passover Dinner
Quinoa Salad
Elegant Passover Seder Table

That’s me smiling at the brisket. Was everything as great as the pictures? Well, yes it was! Passover is wonderful with great friends and a beautiful table. How did your Passover turn out?



All photos by B & G Photography

  • Hi there,
    I just came across your BEAUTIFUL table setting and was wondering if you would be so kind as to please tell me where you got your Seder plate, matzah tray and cover, kiddush cup and candle stands? I am somewhat of a minimalist and dont like much color and I try hard to keep things very simple & white and I absolutely love yours. I am hosting a small simple Seder and would love to collect a few of these table top pieces. thank you so much in advance.

    • The seder and matzah plate are from the Lenox Judaic line. Those exact pieces are no longer made anymore so you can buy them from Replacements ( for not that much more than when they were new. I have no idea where those candlesticks and kiddush cup came from! I can’t tell if they are tarnished silver or actual pewter. They do look like something you could thrift and kasher though.

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