Israeli with Chef Michael Ran
Growing up in a town (Michael lived in Metro Detroit for much of his childhood and teenage years) where “middle eastern” food ruled the culinary scene… it was while working under Israeli Chef Mike Solomonov at Philadelphia’s Zahav that opened Michael’s eyes to what other foods existed inside of the Middle East, primarily within the melting pot that is Israel.
Here, a menu inspired by the cultures that made their way to Israel thousands of years ago … With a little influence of where Michael comes from: the power of his mom’s kitchen.
And the mastery of where he’s been: cutting his teeth at Bacco Ristorante under Luciano Del Signore and Anthony Lombardo whilst still in his twenties, Chef Michael Ran later made the trek to New York, finding his new culinary home at Eataly in the heart of Manhattan before Philadelphia’s Zahav, meeting all manner of amazing people from the country’s unique food community along the way.
MENU ( 1 ) Israeli Pickles + Salatim and Dips Spicy Fennel Beets and Tehina Moroccan Carrots Twice-Cooked Eggplant Hummus