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]

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.

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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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