In conversation with Michael Klein
Sponsored by Jay Roberts Jewelers
Michael Klein has spent over 30 years in food journalism, serving as a food writer and editor for the Philadelphia Inquirer. He has been writing “Table Talk,” the city’s longest-running food column since 1993 and has edited Zagat Survey’s Philadelphia edition.
You will feel like you are strolling through an Israeli street fair as the JCC is transformed with the sounds, scents, and tastes of Israel. Sample food from Michael Solomonov’s cookbooks, smell spices from Israel, enjoy wine and the Double Nickle beer garden while listening to the music of TLV Band.
Michael Solomonov is a beloved champion of Israel’s extraordinarily diverse and vibrant culinary landscape. He is the executive chef and co-owner of Philadelphia’s Zahav, the trailblazing restaurant that put the rich melting pot of Israeli cuisine at the forefront of dining in America today. A 5-time James Beard Foundation Award winner, he is known for his extraordinary skill at transforming simple foods into artful culinary masterpieces and is widely regarded as one of the country’s top chefs and entrepreneurs.
Solomonov is co-author of three cookbooks, and the recipient of the following five James Beard Awards: 2011 “Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic”; 2016 “Best International Cookbook” and “Book of the Year” for Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking; 2017 “Outstanding Chef”; and 2019 “Outstanding Restaurant” for Zahav, making it the first Israeli-American restaurant to be awarded this great honor.
Member: $45 Guest: $55