Platter of smoked trout, salmon, marinated herring, lox (a different sort of smoked salmon)
Another platter of gefilte fish (my honey's favorite)
Assortment of cheeses - cream cheese (for the lox & bagels), Manchego(my favorite), Comte (a raw cow's milk French cheese), Brie
Lots of bread - St Urbain Bagels, fancy challah and a wonderful whole grain and pumpkin seed bread from Whole Foods (I also bought their jalapeno cornbread and Ace Bakery rosemary focaccia, but didn't serve either - into the freezer they go for drop in visits, because they're so easy to dress up)
And we can't forget desserts....
Poires Bourguigonne (Pears poached in sweet red wine)
Tunisian Date Cake (because it was such a hit last week)
Honey Cake (because there was so much left over from last week)
oregano and baby arugula for the Israeli Salad, fresh mint and dried thyme & oregano plus lots of fresh mint for the Black Bean Salad, parsley, dill and swiss chard for the Swiss Chard & Cheese Casserole, and more fresh mint to top the poached pears for dessert.
Related links: Food and Drink Weekend Herb Blogging Jewish Holiday menu recipe