The first night of Passover is Monday, so that means many Jews will go through the annual ritual of dusting off a seder plate that an older relative bought them at the synagogue gift shop some time in the early ’80s.
There’s something sweet about those earnestly ornate, Star-of-David-covered things. But for those who practice the religion of good design, they are blasphemous.
In times of aesthetic trouble, we Jews often turn to fellow tribe member Jonathan Adler, who has kindly bestowed upon us a selection of cute menorahs and the Futura seder plate, shown at left. Made of glazed porcelain with real gold accents and well-priced at $150, it is my personal favorite.
But, if I were to have the Grace restaurant equivalent of a Passover seder at my house, I would consider this sculptural plate (shown at right) by local artist Amy Reichert. Made of Jerusalem Gold limestone and hand-hammered brass, it is $3,600 and available here.