Special Event #230: Safta Comes to Town

Date October 16, 2018, Tuesday
Time 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Price: $75
Phone 734.663.3663

A journey back to Israel, with Alon Shaya.

We are thrilled to welcome one of the most prominent chefs in the country, Alon Shaya, for a powerful evening of cultural exploration!

Ari met Alon last year at the Jewish Food Conference in North Carolina. It didn’t take long for a connection to form with the chef of New Orleans’ Saba, who was named one of the "50 People Who Are Changing the South" by Southern Living magazine in 2015, and one of the "50 Most Influential Jews in America" by The Forward. Like Zingerman’s, Alon’s Pomegranate Hospitality engages the community and celebrates cultural diversity. Our special dinner with him will capture the spirit of of these values as we taste the evolution of Israeli cuisine with Alon.

For one night only, Alon will share transformative recipes from his cookbook, Shaya: An Odyssey of Food, My Journey Back to Israel. Look forward to his famous grilled laffa, Black Cod Chraime, Pomegranate-Glazed Lamb, and more! His deep, personal stories of discovery and achievement with Israeli food will inspire you to find magic with your own cooking at home. The cookbooks will be available for purchase and autograph!

Menu: Family Style

1st course:

Grilled Laffa
Flatbread, with za’atar oil.

With Tahini, extra virgin olive oil and Aleppo pepper.

Salmon roe, with shallots and herbs.

With preserved lemon and toasted almond.

Bulgarian roasted pepper and eggplant spread.

Pickled Vegetables

With charred scallion

2nd course:

Black Cod Chraime
Sephardic fish stew, with saffron rice and tahini.

3rd course

Pomegranate-Glazed Lamb
With whipped feta cheese.

4th course:

Labneh Cheesecake
With orange blossom candied nuts.