If you’ve been to Israel, breakfast has taken on a whole new meaning — and has likely never been the same again! Whether strolling the markets with the aromas of exotic spices filling the air and the smells of freshly-baked boreka pastries, or surveying the bread of an epic buffet with honey dripping from its comb and juicy rainbow of salatim, it’s impossible to not be forever intoxicated by the memory. Sensory overload! For those forever spellbound and newcomers to this experience, we have the cure. What’s better than Israeli breakfast? Israeli BRUNCH! It is with mouths watered that we announce Michael will host American food writer and author Adeena Sussman for a special brunch on Saturday, October 26 to celebrate the release of her newest cookbook, Sababa! In Hebrew, Sababa means everything is awesome. This sentiment permeates the Tel Aviv expat’s home kitchen and the approach to recipes she shares in the book… Expect extra special flavor and energy from this weekend must-do! Click here for event tickets!
Most mornings you can find Sussman making her way through the bustling stalls of Shuk HaCarmel, her local market, abundant with irresistible fresh ingredients and tempting snacks — juicy ripe figs and cherries, locally made halvah, delectable cheeses and olives, and the most addictive street food in the world, from crunchy falafel drizzled with colorful condiments like pickled mango chutney called amba and Yemenite green hot sauce full of coriander and parsley called shug, to off-the-boat fish tossed with seasonal fruit and fresh herbs. In Sababa, Sussman brings this culinary wonderland to life with 125 authentic yet easy recipes that put a fresh spin on the amazing variety of a cuisine forged by Jewish and Arabic residents alike, from more than 100 lands, who make Israel their home.
The experience will begin with an author talk moderated by friend and South Beach Wine & Food Festival founder Lee Schrager while a welcome sparkling drink and assorted snacks are passed. Later, the brunch will take over for a delicious family-style meal including three courses straight from the pages of Sababa. All of this is included in the $75 ticket as well as tax, gratuity, and a signed copy of the book. There will also be additional beverage options available a la carte. Seating is first come first serve in the main dining room of Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink.
For tickets click here, and stay tuned for the full menu coming soon!