Michael Solomonov Filming Documentary on Israeli Cuisine

Zahav chef and co-owner, Michael Solomonov will be filming a two-hour documentary called The Search for Israeli Cuisine. Solomonov will be followed around Israel by  two-time Academy Award nominee and James Beard Award winning filmmaker Roger Sherman. The documentary will air on PBS in 2014.

Check out the preview above to get a feel for what the film will be about and for just how rich Israel’s food scene is.

The Search for Israeli Cuisine [Florentine Films]

Momofuku Ssam Bar Comes to Zahav


Back in March, Momofuku Ssam Bar hosted Zahav in a late-night pop-up. Now Momofuku Ssam is returning the favor with a pop-up night at Michael Solomonov’s modern Israeli restaurant.

On Tuesday, August 13th, Momofuku Ssam chef de cuisine Matthew Rudofker is taking the uber-popular New York eatery on the road to Zahav for one night only. The dinner will begin at 11:45 p.m. and cost $85, which includes food, drink, tax and gratuity.

Tickets will be available online on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning precisely at 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24th.

Set your reminders now.

Momofuku Ssam at Zahav [Cook+Solo]

The Zen of Michael Solomonov


The July issue of Philadelphia magazine features a profile on Michael Solomonov by John Marchese. Check out the intriguing story of Philadelphia’s most iconoclastic chef who seems poised for the big time. But no matter what happens next for Solomonov, it will be no match for the challenges–from a life-altering family tragedy to confronting his inner demons–he’s already faced.

The Inimitable Michael Solomonov [Philadelphia Magazine]

Zahav Announces 4th Annual Down the Shore Extravaganza


Zahav has announced their fourth annual Down the Shore Extravaganza and this year it moves outdoors to Morgan’s Pier. The ticketed event is set for Monday, July 1st from 6 to 10 p.m. The party will feature bites from some of Philadelphia’s best chefs and “disco-fied” klezmer beats from the West Philadelphia Orchestra.


Tickets are $85 and include buffet dinner by Michael Solomonov, open bar (beer and sangria) plus hors d’oeuvres from an impressive list of chefs.

Participating chefs and ticket information » 

Zahav And Le Bec: Two Wine Dinners To Plan For



There are two wine dinners coming up fast on the calendar that you oenophiles ought to be aware of.

The first is an Andre Mack winemaker dinner at Le Bec Fin–the third in the restaurant’s series of dinners. It’s happening tomorrow, April 17, at 6:30, and as of right now, there are about ten reservations remaining at $125 a pop. The crew at Le Bec is putting together an 8-course dinner to pair with the wines that Mack will be discussing, and the menu looks like a pretty good one. Think of Lillet Rosé poached foie gras with rhubarb, cured beets and parsnips served alongside Love Drunk Rose or Fried Chicken Napoleon en Vessi with morels a la creme, ramp waffles and preserved hen’s egg paired with Oregogne pinot noir and you’ll be in the ballpark.

And yes, you did read that right. They’re serving fried chicken and waffles at Le Bec Fin. Viva la revolution. Call the restaurant at 215-567-1000 for reservations.

But wait… What if you can’t make it tomorrow night? Then how about hitting Zahav on April 29 for their Chateau Musar dinner?

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Mike Solomonov and Han Chiang Plan Star Wars Collaboration


Long time Foobooz reader and commenter Alimentarian, delivers us the scoop on a chef collaboration we can’t wait to taste.

On the heels of the announcement of his pop-up at Momofuku Saam Bar in New York, Michael Solomonov has revealed plans for an exciting home-town event at Zahav. Solomonov will be hosting Han Chiang of Han Dynasty for a collaboration they’re calling Han Solo.  Zahav will be screening the original Star Wars movie and serving Star Wars-themed dishes and cocktails.  The date and full menu have not been released, but a few tantalizing details have been provided.

Chiang will be offering a take on his famous Dan Dan noodles called Taun Taun innards (remember that scene from the Empire Strikes Back?).  Solomonov, for his part, promises a dish called Chewbaccala and a dessert plate of wookie cookies and Federation Donuts.

We’ll release the date and details once finalized. In the meantime, look forward to this and may the Force be with you.

Zahav Going to Momofuku in New York


UPDATE: The details have been revealed. As part of Momofuku’s late night dinner series, David Chang will be hosting Zahav at Momofuku ssäm bar on Tuesday, April 9th. The all-inclusive meal is just $85 per person.

Reservations are being accepted via rsvp@momofuku.com.

Sounds like a bargain. And hey, we’re cool with sharing Zahav for a night as long as that means David Chang and Momofuku come down to Philadelphia for a night.


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