Zahav Is Celebrating Persian New Year

louisazahavSo if you missed American New Year and you missed Chinese New Year and are still feeling bad about it (or maybe just in need of a third chance to make some resolutions), Michael Solomonov is giving you one more chance.

Next month, Zahav will be celebrating Norooz, which is Persian New Year. And they’re doing it with a collaboration dinner on March 18 with Louisa Shafia, chef and author of The New Persian Kitchen.

For reservations and more details, check out the event page at Zahav.

Zahav [f8b8z]

Michael Solomonov and The Search for Israeli Cuisine

If you follow Zahav owner and chef Michael Solomonov on Instagram you know he’s been eating his way around Israel recently. It’s all part of a two-hour documentary he’s filming, called The Search for Israeli Cuisine. The PBS documentary is being filmed by two-time Academy Award nominee and James Beard Award winning filmmaker Roger Sherman

Above is the latest teaser from the project.

Zahav [Foobooz]
The Search for Israeli Cuisine [Florentine Films]

Spice Dinner Is Coming to Percy Street

SpiceMeetsSmoke1On Tuesday, January 14th at 7 p.m., Percy Street Barbecue is hosting a special dinner with chef/owner Erin O’Shea collaborating with Zahav’s Michael Solomonov and master spice blender Lior Lev Sercarz of La Boîte Epice in New York City. You’ve come across these spices at Zahav and in many of Federal Donuts’ donuts and fried chicken.

The three-course dinner will be served family-style and each course will be paired with a drink featuring beer from Brooklyn Brewery. The price is $60 per person, which includes the beverage pairing, tax and gratuity.

Among the highlights, biscuits with foie gras butter, pork and lobster  machleb sausage and a smoked lamb shank.

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Tickets on Sale for Zahav’s Jewish Christmas


Zahav is once again hosting a very Jewish Christmas. On Monday, December 23rd, it will be Vietnamese food and a movie. And this year the food will serve as a menu preview of Tyler Akin’s upcoming restaurant, Stock, a Vietnamese restaurant that Akin (a sous chef at Zahav) is opening at 308 E. Girard Avenue in Fishtown.

The movies are a surprise, but will most likely be R-rated.  Price is $55 per person and excludes beverages, tax and gratuity.

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You’re Too Late For The Zahav Chanukah Menu. Or Are You…?

14_ACS_Zahav_Ashley Catharine Smith

So you think you’re too late to get in on the whole one-night-only Chanukah menu at Zahav happening tomorrow night? Well, you’re only half right. While the dinner itself is pretty much sold out (according to the managers, there might be some last-minute cancellations, but there’s also a REALLY long waiting list), there is still hope. The bar at Zahav is going to be open on a first-come/first-served basis, and everything that’s on the special, six-course Chanukah menu will be available at the bar, a la carte. So yes, that means you’ll be able to assemble the entire dinner for yourself, or just order six plates of the fried challah donuts with burnt marshmallow and call it a night.

Check out the full menu after the jump.

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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]

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