Episode 51: Chef and restaurateur Mike Solomonov visits the AH"M table and talks Israeli cuisine, identity, and Shema Yisrael.
About our guest: Mike Solomonov is a beloved champion of Israel's extraordinarily diverse culinary landscape, the chef widely recognized for bringing the many cultures of Israeli cuisine to diners across the U.S., and around the world. He is co-owner of CookNSolo Restaurants with hospitality entrepreneur Steve Cook, and they own Philadelphia’s Zahav — the trailblazing restaurant opened in 2008 where Solomonov is Chef — which is the twice recipient of the rare Four Bells: Superior rating from Philadelphia Inquirer restaurant critic, Craig LaBan.
In addition to Zahav, Solomonov co-owns Philadelphia's Federal Donuts, Dizengoff, Abe Fisher, Goldie, Merkaz, and K’Far. In May 2022, Solomonov brought Laser Wolf, a grill house sensation with uninterrupted views of the Manhattan skyline, to Brooklyn on the rooftop of The Hoxton.
Follow Mike Solomonov on Instagram @mikesolomonov.