What to Serve at a Brit Milah or Bris?
All Jewish celebrations are followed by elaborate meals and a bris or brit milah is no exception.
A bris is a Jewish religious ceremony which takes place at the time of circumcision on the eighth day of a male’ life.
There are three parts to the brit milah: blessing and circumcision, Kiddush and naming and the sedut mitzvah.
The sedut mitzvah is the celebratory meal and is that part of the celebration in which Mitzuyan Kosher Catering is asked to prepare kosher cuisine for the guests to enjoy.
Usually a bris is held in the morning and a lavish breakfast follows.
There are no rules as to what a meal should be comprised of at a brit milah celebration. It could be a simple affair consisting of pastries and drinks to an elaborate display of kosher delicacies. We have to remember that it’s a time for family and friends to come together and share in the happiness of the parents, regardless of the food.
Mitzuyan recently designed a Moroccan brunch for one of their clients to a follow the brit milah.
The Moroccan Spread
Cucumber and anise salad
Garnished spicy pepper salad
Mushroom and hearts of palm salad
Roasted red pepper salad
Mkhumar—traditional Moroccan omelet
Meat filled potato pastels
This extravagant brunch is the complete opposite to the traditional North American Jewish brunch. This brunch consists of bagels, cream cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, lux, a variety of egg omelet dishes and assorted pastries.
There is no right or wrong way to celebrate a bris. Each family is unique and different. Each family has a vision as to what they would like to see happen at their event. Mitzuyan listens to the needs of the client and provides culinary solutions to satisfy their needs and their budget.