If you’re a foodie and love Israel, the Levite Jewish Community Center has an event just for you!
In anticipation of Israel’s big 70th birthday next May, the LJCC is putting on an event to celebrate Israeli food and culture. A Taste of Israel will take place on November 19th at 4:30 pm at the N. E. Miles Jewish Day School.
The evening features local chefs and caterers preparing delicious Israeli appetizers paired with Israeli wines. Chefs and caterers include: Scott Cohen, chef from popular Birmingham restaurant Roots and Revelry, Mike Kazzie, guest chef of H2O Cafe in Montgomery, Susan Green, owner of Bubbe’s Nosh: Sweet Traditions from the Jewish Kitchen, Isa Dorsky owner of Bon Appetisa, and Israeli chef Yoni Menaker.
Another featured chef, Sherron Goldstein is the author of popular cook book Fresh Fields: A Celebration of Good Food. Goldstein, who is leading a Culinary Tour through Israel next fall, will be speaking about her experiences and upcoming trip.
The program will also feature “In Search of Israeli Cuisine”, a popular film showing all across the country at Jewish film festivals this year. The movie focuses on Israeli born, world renowned chef Michael Solomonov as he delves into Israeli culture and dishes across the county. Sampling food from award winning restaurants to popular local spots, Solomonov’s goal is to find the essence of Israeli cuisine and to determine what exactly constitutes Israeli food.
This event is made possible by a grant from the Birmingham Jewish Foundation.