AUSTIN, Texas (Dec. 2, 2019) – Whole Foods Market is teaming up with Michael Solomonov, James Beard Award–winning chef and co-owner of the famed Zahav restaurant in Philadelphia, to offer a modern Hanukkah Dinner for 8. The meal will be exclusively available for preorder online via from Dec. 3 through Dec. 29.

Solomonov cocreated the Hanukkah Dinner for 8 with Whole Foods Market’s Culinary Team to provide a gourmet menu that combines hearty winter vegetables with bold Israeli flavors. Each dish in the Hanukkah Dinner for 8 offers a unique take on traditions for an unforgettable meal.

The recipes featured in the meal will also be available on Whole Foods Market Hot Bars nationwide from Dec. 18 through Dec. 24.

The Hanukkah Dinner for 8 includes:

  • Chicken Schnitzel with Apple Amba Sauce: Matzo-crusted chicken cutlets spiced with hawaij—turmeric, cumin and black pepper—then fried crisp and served with a tangy Apple Amba Sauce.
  • Green Beans with Mushrooms and Tehina: Tender green beans roasted with mushrooms and tossed in tehina sauce—tehina, apple cider vinegar, shallots and fenugreek—topped with beluga lentils and crispy garlic.
  • Twice-Cooked Eggplant: First charred for deep flavors, eggplant is then mashed and simmered with onions, red bell pepper, paprika and coriander, and brightened by sherry vinegar and lemon juice.
  • Leek and Potato Cakes: Sautéed leeks add a subtle sweetness to these delightfully crispy potato fritters.

Solomonov is a chef and co-owner of the famed Zahav restaurant in Philadelphia and a pillar in the Israeli food scene in the U.S. He’s received the James Beard Foundation’s triple crown for Outstanding Chef, Cookbook of the Year for “Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking” and most recently, Outstanding Restaurant.

Solomonov is one of four culinary pros who Whole Foods Market has teamed up with for the holiday season, including Nicole Rucker, Jenné Claiborne and Stella Parks. The exclusive Hanukkah Dinner for 8 is available for preorder online Dec. 3 and throughout the holiday season at

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