New York Times Profiles Michael Solomonov

Piece on Zahav chef

Michael Solomonov has been involved in culinary artistry in Philadelphia for quite some time. He was at Vetri when he heard of his brother’s death while on duty for the Israeli Army near the Lebanese border. After being inspired by a memorial dinner at his brother’s army base, Solomonov split from Vetri and went back to what he knew with Zahav—a modern Israeli restaurant near Society Hill. Today, the New York Times has a lengthy profile on Solomonov, his restaurant, and his inspiration to merge his Israeli roots with Philadelphia’s rich culinary history. [New York Times]