Celebrate the Jewish New Year with a Perfect Menu

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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 

Kasha Varnishkas

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.

Arlene Rotfeld of Shackamaxon Caterers
Arlene Rotfeld of Shackamaxon Caterers

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