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Chef Michael Solomonov can add a new honor to his multiple James Beard awards and foodie hosannas: culinary ambassador for Israel.
The gorgeous and arresting Israeli actress Gal Gadot, who proved her mettle as a hand-to-hand combat instructor in the IDF, immediately establishes a commanding presence as the star of Wonder Woman. But we never see our superhero sit down for some sustenance — there’s just no time.
I’m writing this on the Amtrak, heading home to New York from an overnight in Philadelphia, sated and sleepy after fulfilling a food freak’s culinary fantasy: In under 36 hours, I ate at five out of six of Michael Solomonov and Steve Cook’s eateries: Zahav, Abe Fisher, Federal Donuts, Rooster Soup Company and the newest member of the Cook N Solo restaurant group family, Goldie, which opened April 1, the day I arrived in town. (I would have hit Dizengoff too, if I weren’t already well acquainted with the hummusiya’s Manhattan outpost in Chelsea Market.)
In yet another sign that an Israeli-food renaissance is taking place in the U.S., the James Beard Foundation yesterday named Israeli-born Zahav chef Michael Solomonov a finalist in the Outstanding Chef category, a top national honor of the prestigious annual culinary awards.
Rooster Soup Company has a lot in common with other restaurants from Michael Solomonov’s Philadelphia-based restaurant group CooknSolo: Haute comfort food, cool décor and general lack of attitude.