7 Questions with Israeli Food Pioneer Michael Solomonov

December 20, 2016

Acclaimed chef Michael Solomonov thinks America is ready for something new and exciting when it comes to food. And he suspects that Middle Eastern cuisine—and Israeli in particular—is exactly what the country is searching for.

Along with his business partner Steve Cook, James Beard Award–winning chef Solomonov is working to fill that need by spotlighting Israeli cuisine at two Philadelphia-based restaurant concepts. The pair opened Zahav, an Israeli fine-dining restaurant, in 2008, and later Dizengoff, a fast-casual hummus concept, in the summer of 2014.