Events / Dinner

Special Event: Breaking Bread

In Partnership with American Friends of the Parents Circle - Families Forum, Palestinian and Israeli Bereaved Families for Peace

Sat, February 09, 2019

7:00 PM
The Beard House
Price: $500: Friend Level | $1000: Partner Level; $5000: Champion Level (Please note that tickets are non-refundable.) Click here for tickets!
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Michael Solomonov

Zahav and CookNSolo Restaurant Partners, Philadelphia

Reem Kassis

The Palestinian Table, Philadelphia

For this special fundraising event, the James Beard Foundation is partnering with the American Friends of the Parents Circle - Families Forum in support of their mission to share the human side of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict with the American public, and foster peace and reconciliation. Guest speakers bereaved, Palestinian son, Mazen Faraj and bereaved, Israeli, mother Robi Damelin will share their stories while multiple James Beard Award–winning chef Michael Solomonov and Beard Award–nominated author of the Palestinian Table Reem Kassis take over the Beard House kitchen.

A $500 Friend Level ticket buys a seat at this delicious four-course meal. With $1,000 Partner Level tickets, host your party in a private room and enjoy private conversations with the chefs and guest speakers. $5,000 Champion Level tickets allow two supporters a unique opportunity to cook in the kitchen with these gifted chefs before enjoying the meal and wine pairings. 

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Please note that tickets are non-refundable.

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Hors d’Oeuvre

Cheese-Stuffed Za’atar Hand Pies

Cinnamon Stick Veal Kebabs with Fermented Hariff

Hummus Cones with Mushrooms and Pine Nuts

Miniature Manaqish

Chopped Liver with Rye and Gribenes


Family-Style Sesame Jerusalem Bagels with Salmon Roe Ikra; Warm Chickpeas, Labneh, Brown Butter, and Bahārāt ; Eggplant Salad; Beetroot Tahini; Matboucha; Tabbouleh; Pickles, Cherchi; and Fresh Bread

Dumpling Kubbeh Soup with Wild Mushrooms and Fermented Beets

Family-Style Mains > Gazan Zibdiye Shrimp with Tomato–Dill Sauce; Basturma-Spiced Dry-Aged Veal Ribs with Walnut Tarator; Carrot Pilaf with Saffron and Pistachios; and Chicory with Onion

Mhalabiyeh with Cranberry and Rosewater; and Tahini Cheesecake with Pistachio and Chocolate

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