Bringing Israel Home with Chef Michael Solomonov
Michael Solomonov is a beloved champion of Israel's extraordinarily diverse and vibrant culinary landscape. He is co-owner of Philadelphia’s CookNSolo Restaurants which include Zahav, the trailblazing restaurant where Solomonov is Chef, and he is the co-author of three cookbooks. Solomonov is the recipient of five James Beard awards, including 2016 “Book of the Year” for his and CookNSolo partner Steven Cook’s best seller Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking, as well as 2017 “Outstanding Chef” and 2019 "Outstanding Restaurant" for Zahav. Food & Wine Magazine recognized Zahav as one of The 2018 "40 Most Important restaurants of the Past 40 Years". The other distinguished restaurants in Solomonov’s Israeli village are Federal Donuts, Dizengoff, Abe Fisher, Goldie, K’Far, Merkaz, and Laser Wolf.
Michael Solomonov (Left) and Steven Cook (Right) Pictured Above