Varda Yoran and the Rose Art Foundation invite you to an unforgettable
Mexican Passover Fiesta!

Please join us for brunch, an exploration of the flavors of Mexican-Jewish cuisine, on Sunday, April 12th at Toloache Thompson in the West Village.

SAMPLE LATIN TWISTS ON ICONIC PASSOVER DISHES — LIKE MATZO TORTILLAS & CHIPOTLE BRISKET — AND ENJOY LIVE FESTIVE MUSIC WHILE DOING GOOD!

All proceeds go to Living With Dignity, the Rose Art Foundation's initiative
to provide disabled seniors with life-changing tools for mobility.

The Metropolitan Klezmer

Will Be Playing Latin Music Live!

SETS FROM 11:00AM-3:30PM

HAILED AS “ONE OF THE FINEST AMERICAN KLEZMER BANDS”, Metropolitan Klezmer performs an exhilarating range of musical treasure with astonishing agility and refreshing depth. The group is now celebrating its 20th anniversary with their fifth album, Mazel Means Good Luck — recorded live at The Emelin Theatre (including bonus tracks from Cooper Union Great Hall and J. Edgar Klezmer) and released in December, 2014. Touring coast-to-coast and broadcast worldwide (on HBO, PRI, NPR, WDR and many others), this collaborative adventure of exceptional New York musicians combines the best of downtown, classical and World Music scenes to create inspired neo-traditional interpretations and compositions around a panoply of eclectic Yiddish repertoire: ethereal trance, rollicking dance, imaginatively-arranged Yiddish swing and tango, plus genre-expanding originals such as klezmer cumbia. Metropolitan Klezmer bandmates bring together stylistic backgrounds from Latin jazz to funk and folk, zydeco and reggae to baroque, complete with panoramic instrumental array and multi-lingual vocals. Under the leadership of drummer-archivist Eve Sicular, the ensemble also explores such lesser-known gems as Soviet Yiddish theater melodies and drinking songs, gorgeous overlooked soundtrack tunes from vintage films set in Eastern Europe and the Lower East Side, and unexpected musical angles which transform familiar favorites from the inside out. Time Out New York extols the group: “Metropolitan Klezmer takes a scholarly approach to the genre’s history, yet never skimps on the exuberance at its core.”

Enjoy Scrumptious
Mexican-Jewish Bites by
Toloache Owner, Chef Julian Medina

 
 

BRUNCH RECEPTION
FEATURING A TASTING MENU OF THE CHEF’S SPECIALTIES THROUGHOUT THE DAY

HORS D’OEUVRES

Guacamole con Pescado Ahumado

Chunky avocado, achiote smoked white fish salad “Yucatan” style, 

horseradish, habanero, red onion, Matzo

Mini Matzo Ball Soup

Zucchini, carrots, epazote & jalapeño scented chicken consumme

Tacos de Brisket, Matzo Tortilla

Chipotle braised brisket, avocado, red onion, chipotle salsa, Matzo tortillas

Potato Pancakes

House-made salmon pastrami

Tacos de Pescado, Matzo Tortilla

Sautéed halibut, chipotle cabbage slaw, Matzo tortilla

Matzo Brei Tres Leches

Matzo custard, tres leches, lemon meringue

OPEN BAR ITEMS

Mimosa

House Margarita

Sangria, Red & White

Wine, Red & White

 

Morning Remarks

11:30AM

Varda Yoran
Founder, Rose Foundation
Intro & 2015 Update

Afternoon Remarks

2:30pm

Varda Yoran
Founder, Rose Foundation
Intro & 2015 Update

 

The Crowd @ A Glance

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