One Night in Morocco at Zahav Restaurant - Philadelphia, PA

On May 12 Philadelphia foodies experienced One Night in Morocco with a dinner at Zahav Restaurant. The feast was prepared by Chef David Katz (Mémé) and Chef Michael Solomonov (Zahav) and included authentic Moroccan cuisine including a trio of salads and hummus served with taboon, a flatbread, and a delicious bowl of couscous with fava beans and morels (shown above). My favorite was the dafina, a traditional Sabbath stew with fork-tender beef short rib, chick peas, barley, yams and potatoes in a flavorful broth; A.D.’s favorite was the chicken with lemon and green olives. The predominant spices in the five-course dinner were cardamom, cumin, saffron and cinnamon. Dessert was a lovely almond semifreddo with chocolate feuilletine and candied orange peel.

This was a wonderful meal and I knew it would be – I’ve eaten at both Zahav and Mémé on numerous occasions, and I recommend both of them:

Zahav Restaurant
236 Saint James Place, Philadelphia, PA 19106
215.625.8800 |

Mémé Restaurant
2201 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215.735.4900 |

Photo by A.D. Amorosi

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