This Chef-Organized Pop-Up Celebrated Modern Modern Israeli Cooking

Israeli-born chef Michael Solomonov recently held a pop-up dinner in San Francisco to celebrate modern Israeli cooking. Since opening his Philadelphia restaurant 'Zahav' and publishing a cookbook of the same name, Solomonov has been credited with popularizing Israeli cuisine in North America. This event gave consumers an opportunity to sample some of the famous dishes prepared by the chef himself.

The family-style pop-up dinner was held at San Francisco's 'Bar Tartine.' The menu featured appetizers, entrees and desserts inspired by some of Solomonov's most popular recipes. Tickets were $80 per person, with the opportunity to purchase a copy of Solomonov's cookbook at the event. The famed chef was also on hand to sign copies of his cookbook and talk to fans about modern Israeli cooking.

The event reveals the growing popularity of Israeli cuisine in North America, as well as the rising profile of celebrity chefs from the region.