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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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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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]
The Dream Dinner: Michael Solomonov’s counter menu at Zahav will be the best meal you’ll have all year.
Zahav [Official Site]
Best of Philly [Philadelphia Magazine]
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 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]
Tickets still remain to Michael Solomonov’s annual Down the Shore party, set for July 1st at 6 p.m. This year the party has moved from Zahav to Morgan’s Pier and the theme is a disco theme with European Jewish BBQ inspired dishes from some of Philadelphia’s best chefs.
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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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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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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.