Breakfast for Dinner at Dizengoff
The answer to the insipid interview question: “If you had the opportunity to invite anyone to dinner, who would it be and why?” has always been obvious to me. I would invite a Philadelphia chef because a) they’re local, alive, and non–fictional, and therefore might actually show up and b) they could cook for me, so even if I left with a heart full of disappointment, I would at least have a stomach full of something other than coffee and bagels from the café below my apartment.
Well, tonight my answer will actually be realized. Chefs Michael Solomonov (co-owner of Dizengoff, Zahav, Abe Fisher and Federal Donuts) and John Currence (“Mississippi’s Big Bad Chef,” chef-owner of several restaurants and recipient of both the James Beard Award for Best Chef: South and the Southern Foodways Alliance Guardian of the Tradition Award) are hosting “Breakfast for Dinner” at Dizengoff to celebrate the launch of Currence’s new cookbook “Big Bad Breakfast: The Most Important Book of the Day.” This book gives breakfast the same respect usually reserved for lunch and dinner and includes 75 recipes such as Shrimp and Pickled Onion Crepes with Mornay, Homemade Pop-Tarts, Sausage Cinnamon Rolls and Brûléed Grapefruit.
Tickets to the dinner include a copy of the book, a selection of three of John’s breakfast biscuits, micheladas, and a grapefruit mimosa. Although the specific cuisine of this event isn’t exactly what I imagined in my hypothetical dinner party scenario, I’m certainly not complaining.
When: Wednesday, September 21st, 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Where: Dizengoff, 1625 Sansom Street
Price: $35 for dinner and the book, $21.60 for the book alone on Amazon