For the second night of Passover we went to a Tunisian Seder at Jennifer and Philippe’s on the Upper West Side. The beautiful Tunisian Seder plate included a Tunisian style haroset (upper left portion of plate) that I made myself of apples, dates, almonds, toasted sesame seeds, and rosewater. The final paste I formed into small balls, then rolled in finely ground rose petals.
Jennifer carried the Seder plate around the table while circling each person’s head — a common Sephardic and Middle Eastern Seder custom. This ritual signifies good luck for the year to come, but more importantly connects each guest present to the story of the Exodus from Egypt.