Hop over to e.leaven for Easter and Passover specials

April 13, 2011

If Easter egg hunts or Seder meal prep are stressing you out this week, e.leaven Food Company has just the solution: catering.

Owner Eben Dorros of the River North breakfast/lunch spot known for its fresh-baked bagels, breads, cakes and pastries, has created an Easter menu with unique fare touting an international influence. The special menu includes items ranging from a gyro salad (housemade lamb gyro on a bed of chopped romaine salad with feta, kalamata olives, red wine vinaigrette and tzatziki sauce); lamb kebabs (grilled lamb on warmed flatbread with romaine lettuce, tomato, cucumbers and a lemon dill yogurt sauce); even a halibut po' boy (fried halibut, lettuce, tomato, pickles, house made tartar sauce on a toasted roll). The main entrees aren’t the only items to go global.

Created at e.leaven Food Company’s on-site bakery, this month’s desserts are also internationally inspired: meringue cookies (chocolate chip or plain), babka, carrot cake cupcakes, Easter sugar cookies, kourambiedes (Greek Easter cookies) and pan de ramerino (soft sweet bread with raisins and rosemary, a Florentine Easter tradition.

Passover observers are also in luck with a catering menu available both in-store and online. Appetizers, platters, entrees, sides and desserts will be available from April 18 – 26, and include items ranging from smoked whitefish salad, housemade organic angus beef brisket (oven-roasted with beef au jus, carrots and onions), vegetable kishke, sweet noodle kugel with raisins; even Spanish sponge cake with almond cream and fresh berries). e.leaven will also be catering desserts for Easter only. For a look at the complete catering menu with prices, click here.

e.leaven Food company is located at 54 E. Ontario, open Mon - Fri 7 a.m.–3 p.m./Sat – Sun 8 a.m.–3 p.m. For more information, call 312-202-0899, or visit www.eleavenfood.com.