Tagged Michael Solomonov


Chef Michael Solomonov shares Israeli culture through food

EDITOR’S NOTE: On May 6,  the James Beard Foundation named Michael Solomonov’s Zahav restaurant this year’s outstanding restaurant. This is Michael’s sixth James Beard Award, which are often called the most prestigious awards in American hospitality.  Renowned Israeli chef and entrepreneur Michael Solomonov was a super-picky eater as a kid, but was lucky to have…


Israeli Cuisine finds many homes in Portland

The fresh vegetables and intriguing flavors of Israeli cuisine are cropping up all over Portland. While food carts like Wolf & Bear’s introduced us to ingredients such as amba as early as 2009, the Israeli food trend has really taken off in the past few years. Feast Portland, our renowned annual food festival, regularly flies…


Feast Portland

This year’s Feast Portland will feature one of the nation’s most intriguing chefs: Israeli-born Michael Solomonov. The 2011 James Beard Award winner is famous for the modern Israeli cuisine he offers at Zahav, his critically acclaimed Philadelphia restaurant. The New York Times praises Solomonov’s “simple food with layers of flavor,” and his restaurant has also been recognized for excellence…