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Dressing up in costume, eating triangular-shaped cookies called hamantaschen, and delivering gift baskets to our friends are all significant parts of the Purim holiday. And although there is no religious significance, a lot of us tend to go all out and match everything—our entire family’s costumes, our gift baskets, and our menu—to a theme.

I’m guilty! Last year, I went Mediterranean-inspired and my whole family dressed the part and delivered the hummus and pita-chip packages you see on Perfect Ideas for Mishloach Manot.   Since we love themes so, I’ve got three themed menus for you—Asian, Spanish, and Italian menus for every course, from starters to dessert. Pick one or mix and match. If you’re really adventurous, make the entire menu and serve the recipes in small tasting party dishes, allowing your guests to straddle the globe as they walk from one side of your dining room to the other.

Whether you’re sporting a sombrero or a kimono this Purim, you’re sure to savor something out-of-this-world.

Check out these 3 menus in full and scroll down to find 7 more global menus. 

Asian Menu

chinese menu

Health-boosting ingredients, savory soy flavors, and in-season produce characterize these Asian favorites I chose for you.

Miso Soup

Teriyaki Chicken

Pineapple Fried Rice

Green Tea Cookies

Italian Menu

Italian Menu

From the meat dishes of the North to the pasta meals of the south, taste all of Italy in just one meal.

Pasta Fagioli

Veal Meatballs

Lemon Herb Fettucini

Almond Biscotti

Spanish Food

spanish menu

Spanish food is exciting and palate tickling.  These are some of the stars of the distinct and popular cuisine.


Ropa Viejo

Patatas Bravas with Aioli

Cinnamon Sugar Churros

Here are some more menus for you to choose from. If you are not sure how to choose, try Spinning the Globe to help you decide.

Swingin' Sixties Menu

Cowboy and Cowgirl Menu

An Easy Persian Menu

A gussied up Persian menu from Chef Laura Frankel is worth the effort.

A Chinese Purim Menu

Another Italian Menu

Mexican Fiesta with crafts to liven up the place

What's your favorite Purim themed menu? 

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