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April 2, 2010

Matzoh brei takes Federal Hill

matzohAlan Morstein of Regi's American Bistro sends word of matzoh brei, a scrambled-eggs-and-crackers concoction enjoyed at Passover.

"During this week thru the weekend we will be offering for lunch/brunch what we call the DelMar Matzoh Brei," he writes. "Matzoh brei is a popular breakfast and lunch Passover dish consisting of scrambled eggs, matzoh and any additional twist you would like to include.

"We include smoked salmon, melted cream cheese and fried onions. Some prefer to finish off the matzoh brei with cinnamon and or apple sauce. Either way it is unique and you don't have to be Jewish to enjoy our DelMar fried matzoh. It has been a favorite for years here and don't think that any type of matzoh brei is available in Federal Hill or maybe even downtown."

It's available $8.95 for the cinnamon version, $10.95 for the one with smoked salmon. No religious conversion or long schlep necessary.

 

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Posted by Laura Vozzella at 5:13 AM | | Comments (5)
        

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Had dinner with the husband last night at Regi's- had a wonderful meal. Also had a chance to talk to Alan, what a great host...we did get to sample some of his version of a matzoh garlic bread, a nice little treat before our meal. We'll have to head back to try the special mentioned above.

We started with the tuna tartare app, which was great because I've been longing for a good tuna tartare since Bicycle went out of business- that used to be my favorite appetizer. This Regi's version of tuna tartare ended up being a good one to fill the void. I really enjoyed the spicy peanut sauce that Bicycle had on theirs and would love something like that at Regis (hint hint) but if that isn't possible, their soy based sauce on the tartare was actually really good- the tuna was very fresh and practically melted in your mouth. It was so good my husband tried to eat the garnish because it "still had some sauce on it" - thankfully, I was able to put a stop to that before things got out of control.

They still have the rockfish dish on the menu- with rice and veggies topped with champagne vinagrette that has previously been discussed on D@L... this was my second time having the dish and I can't say enough about it- the champagne vin is just perfect over the fish. And it definitely helps that the fish was cooked just perfectly, I'm a very picky fish eater- I usually end up thinking that its overcooked and dry and this was anything but.

We didn't have room for desert (unless you count my glass of sauv blanc?)


Oy Vey! What a ripoff. $8.95 for some matzo cooked in an egg w/ some butter? really? I could go to 7 Mile Market and get 2 boxes, butter, and a whole dozen eggs for less than half that.

I think I have a card table or such in my basement too...haha. wow. are people foolish, lazy, without a stove...?? all three perhaps?

7 Mile Lane Market to dinning in a Federal Hill Restaurant is like comparing chicken salad to chicken feathers. Get out more W.J.

the smoked salmon makes it pretty pricey in and of itself! Besides, WJ, going out is always more fun than eating at home!

I've never really even liked it, but I make matzo brei every year. It's one of the things that reminds my digestive system that it's Pesach.

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