Starting with the glorious Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, on September 13, the coming months are full of days to celebrate and gather with family and friends.
And as the Hamptons’ natural beauty gets even more magnificent with autumnal tones—a chill in the air, a light sweater, rustling leaves and the fragrance of fall— inspired menus are also made to complement the season.
Arlene Rotfeld of Shackamaxon Caterers explains that among the many holiday parties she caters, it’s always a joy to cook and plan for the Jewish New Year.
“It’s all about making delicious traditional foods with a twist,” Rotfeld says, describing raisin studded round challahs, thick sweet honey, her legendary brisket and decadent cakes as wonderful choices to make the New Year joyous.
She shares this year’s menu, which can be delivered or served with a full staff, below.
Rosh Hashanah Menu
Round Raisin Challah included with Honey
Gefilte Fish with Wasabi and Salmon Roe
Chopped Chicken Liver with Riced Eggs & Chopped Onions accompanied by Fine Crackers
Fresh Blanched Seasonal Crudite’ with Red Roasted Pepper Dip
Hummus-Eggplant Caponata with Grilled Pita
Salmon Grilled with Ginger Soy topped with Confetti of Julienne Vegetables
Vegetarian Lasagna: Autumn Vegetables topped with Basil Marinara Sauce
Chicken Breast Stuffed with Kale and Apricots
Chef’s Homemade Brisket with Carmelized Onions
Orzo with Kennet Square Mushrooms
Grilled Vegetables with Lemon Essence
Apple and Sliced Almond Compote
Sweet Kugels with Raisins
Chunky Apple Sauce
Jewish Apple Cake
Sliced Seasonal Fruit
Dark chocolate biscotti
Along with her sophisticated and creative cuisine, Rotfeld says Shackamaxon Caterers brings sublime tabletop décor, rentals, staffing and staging to parties, both social and corporate, year round. That includes Christmas, New Years, Thanksgiving and anything else one could imagine.
Shackamaxon Caterers has 25 years of experience making delicious food for film, celebrations and more in Philadelphia, Atlantic City, NYC and the Hamptons. Call 516-909-8580 or visit shackamaxoncatering.com.