Israeli Farm Dinner, September 22

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Israeli Farm Dinner, September 22


You’re invited to Ardelia Farm on Sunday 9/22 at 5pm for an evening of extraordinary Israeli cuisine. Inspired by the recipes of Chef Mike Solomonov of Philadelphia’s Zahav, Thomas will be creating a multi-course family style feast celebrating the bountiful Vermont harvest. Limited to 24 guests.

  • 5pm at 3118 W Glover Rd., Irasburg VT 05845

  • BYOB (we’ll provide stemware)

  • Many courses, served family style

  • Plan on dinner lasting about 4 hours

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Solomonov. Zahav is a special place. The Philadelphia restaurant, which was opened in 2008 by Mike Solomonov and Steven Cook, was awarded the 2019 James Beard Award for Best Restaurant in the Country, and their 2015 cookbook by the same name was the James Beard Cookbook of the Year. And for good reason. The food is of course incredible, but it’s about so much more that just food. It’s about the history of the cuisine and it’s cultural significance, the quality of the ingredients, the energy of the space, attention to detail, the care that goes into each dish. Ultimately, it’s about bringing people together. Solomonov’s commitment to cooking from the heart is what makes his recipes a perfect theme for this event, which is part of my Fifty Two Dinners project (putting on fifty two dinner parties in one year. This will be number forty).

My Philosophy. Throughout this dinner party project, the prevailing theme for me has been this notion of creating a space. Sure, the food is very important. And napkin rings, guest lists, wine pairings, and china patterns are all fun too. But they’re a very small part of the overall experience. For me, it’s all about connecting with one another, putting our phones down and taking a few hours out of our busy schedules to really see one another. To listen and to be heard. To feel loved, cared for, and nourished. Nothing brings people together quite like sharing a meal, and it’s my privilege to be able to facilitate this special connection, to create a space.

Dinner. I’ll be taking inspiration from both of Mike’s cookbooks, following some recipes closely and adapting others. All of the meat will be sourced from local farms, and nearly all of the produce will be organically grown here in Vermont. Tables will be adorned with Ardelia Farm florals.

We’ll start with some hors d’oeuvres in the space that we like to call Shady Grove, then transition to the Party Barn for dinner. Hummus and laffa, mezze, a wide array of salads, and meats from the grill. We’ll end with an assortment of cookies and pastries.

Do Note:

  • We will not be able to accommodate vegan diets or tree nut allergies. There will be several vegetarian and gluten free items, but no special dietary considerations will be made.

  • This will be a true dining experience. Expect dinner to take up to four hours.

  • Upon purchasing your tickets, you will receive an automated confirmation email. Then, a few days before the event, we will send you another email with any special directions about how to get here, where to park, what to expect, etc.

  • This event is rain or shine, and tickets are non-refundable.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions. We hope that you’ll be able to join us for this surely unforgettable evening.


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