Friday, April 03, 2020

Are you looking for an elegant dining experience that doesn’t require a trip to Manhattan? Perhaps a venue for a date night or special event? Look no further than E-Gold Events’ Pop-Up Dinner Event, to be held at the JCC MetroWest on Sunday, February 25, at 6:30 p.m.

Eli Gold, proprietor of Cafe B’nai in West Orange, is bringing something special to the community: a seven-course meal, wine tasting and live string quartet—in an easily accessible setting.

Gold, whose café has been serving kosher consumers in the West Orange area since last spring, is looking to branch out and bring his brand of elegant dining to the community. “I am starting with this event, but hope to provide a series of themed pop-ups for the community to enjoy,” he told The Jewish Link.

The plan is for this first event to be a higher-end experience, with more family-friendly events to come. Gold said, “I would like to have events for families, including activities for the kids.”

Gold’s menu will include delicacies such as vegetable sushi rolls drizzled with a faux eel sauce, apricot-glazed halibut fillet over asparagus strips, maple-glazed duck breast on a bed of rice with fresh seasonal vegetables and more. And make sure to stay for dessert, which includes a French pistachio tart, chocolate spoons and mini hot chocolate.

Larry Rein, chair of the JCC MetroWest board of directors, looks forward to the pop-up event, and is excited at the prospect of future events being held at the JCC. “I am very supportive of the fact that we should do this,” Rein said. “The JCC wants to be involved to provide this service to the community.”

Tickets are $95 per person, with a group discount of $85 per person for reservations of six or more. To encourage neighbors, friends, shul members, community members and out-of-towners to meet and mingle, tables are communal; however, private tables are available as an upgrade. A private table for 12 is $100 per table in addition to the per person charge, and includes two bottles of wine and personal wait service for the table.

The night will begin at 6:30 with a meet and greet, with dinner starting promptly at 7 p.m. Attire is semi formal. Space is limited, so please RSVP by February 20 to http://www.egoldevents.com/wddevent.html.

This event is sponsored by Main Street Florist in Monsey, New York, and the JCC MetroWest. The wine, from Israel and elsewhere, is provided by Yehoshua Werth and his team of experts. E-Gold Events is under the rabbinical supervision of Rabbi Aron Lankry, spiritual leader of Bais Medrash Ohr Chaim in Monsey.

The JCC MetroWest is located at 760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, New Jersey.

By Jill Kirsch