Outside it was chill and rainy. Inside 25 guests enjoyed warmth and comfort food. Chef Melissa Elbaum, assisted by Sarita Eisenberg (and a cameo appearance by Aileen Grossberg), whipped together a 3-course meal: a salad of baby arugula & spinach with artichoke hearts, hearts of palm, and corn; a hearty beef stew with potatoes and veggies accompanied by rolls; finished off with fruit salad and rugelach. The meal was a huge hit and there was plenty for seconds of every course.
Thank you to Aaron Task for shopping. Erin Berman arrived just in time to clean some dishes. Lou Hammerman served and finished the clean up. Our teen helpers – Gabbie, Eve, Sam, Siona, and Amalia – were in constant motion, plating, serving, and clearing the tables.
MESH staffers – Adrienne, Bonnie, Mr. Wells, and Joe – were, as always, great to work with and ensured that everything went smoothly.
To help out with MESH, go to: shomrei.org/volunteer
Email Lynne Kurzweil or call (973)746-0816
Email Aileen Grossberg or call (973) 744-3836