(Closed) Italian food weird for Shabbat dinner?

posted 7 years ago in Jewish
  • poll: Is Italian food too weird for shabbat dinner?
    No, Italian food is awesome so it's fine : (17 votes)
    89 %
    Maybe check out another option. : (2 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @judithsr: I think it’d be cool. My only concern would be is the restaurant kosher/does it have kosher options on the menu?

    Italian to me means pasta with meat sauce and cheese. The meat and cheese combination would be a definite no.

    Post # 4
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    893 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I would check with the restaurant to make sure they can cater to people who keep Kosher. But it sounds like fun regardless!

    Post # 6
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    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I don’t think it’s traditional, but I think Italian sounds yummy. Like others said, as long as keeping kosher isn’t an issue, I think it would be fine.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    sounds fine to me! but in my family, shabbat dinner kinda means any kind of meal where you also happen to light shabbat candles, so as long as it seems to fit with your and your fi’s concept, and of course steer clear of seafood, pork, and meat/dairy combos, you should be good 🙂

    Post # 8
    Bee
    2362 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

    I made Eggplant Parm for Shabbat dinner at my house this past week, so I say go for it!

    Post # 9
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    2392 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I would do it!  Both our families are Jewish and eat much more Italian food than Jewish food anyway.  If you’re having a special menu for your event, you should be able to make it at least semi-kosher… it depends on your family, but I know a lot of my fiance’s relatives do the kosher kitchen thing where they don’t make non-kosher food or bring bacon home and then eat whatever they want when they go out.

    Post # 10
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

    Keeping in mind that my family kept only vaguely kosher and all (no pork, no shellfish, but we didn’t always turn down cheeseburgers!), we didn’t really do “traditional” Shabbat foods, so I’m sure Italian would be fine. I would probably look for dishes that are, if not strictly kosher, don’t actually violate any rules (so maybe not fully kosher preparation, but I’d avoid meat + cheese in one dish). I think checking to see if anyone actually keeps kosher before booking is probably a good call!

    Post # 11
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    There are Italian Jews! I know quite a few. If you like the food and you can meet everyone’s religious obligation with the cuisine, go for it. 

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