Charleston Wine and Food has added a second helping of events, and we noticed a signature dinner that's worth snagging a ticket for.
Acclaimed Israeli chef Michael Solomonov of Zahav in Philadelphia will join Butcher & Bee chef Chelsey Conrad and pastry chef Cynthia Wong to create what promises to be a great meal.
Solomonov won the James Beard award for Best Chef:Mid-Atlantic as well as Outstanding Chef. His cookbook "Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking" also won a couple Beard awards. But it's not the awards that make his appearance here worth catching, it's his food.
For a primer of what Israeli food is all about, watch Roger Sherman's documentary "In Search of Israeli Food," in which Solomonov leads the documentary crew into a country that is as complex as its food history.
Other available CWFF tickets worth considering:
The Edna Effect: this dinner celebrates the influence of Edna Lewis with a meal prepared by a collection of chefs including Mashama Bailey from The Grey in Savannah and Duane Nutter of the Southern National in Mobile, Ala. The dinner also features historian Jessica Harris, author Toni Tipton-Martin and others telling stories about Edna.
Ancient Grain Tasting with Anson Mills: the work that the Carolina Gold Foundation is doing to rediscover and restore ancient grains is a fascinating story of detective work. Glenn Roberts of Anson Mills will be on hand to fill diners in on the foundation's success stories, and chefs JJ Jonhson and Forrest Parker will prepare a spread of dishes to highlight ancient grains. If you haven't had the pleasure of hearing Roberts talk, you should make plans to attend this dinner.