Chef Michael Solomonov’s incredible pomegranate-bathed lamb shoulder at Zahav is one of the most highly sought after dishes in one of Philadelphia’s most highly sought after restaurants, but as is often the case with labor-intensive delicacies, its availability is limited.
But, not in February.
Zahav’s signature braised lamb shoulder — the only menu item Chef Solomonov hasn’t changed since opening his award-winning Israeli eatery — stars on tables for an entire month.
Ordinarily guests must score one of a finite number of the beauties by ordering a large-format $54-per-person tasting menu for the entire table (and calling ahead to reserve a shoulder for the table is highly advised).
But during Lamb Shack, available nightly through February 29, diners can show up alone and still enjoy this limited-time-only menu.
For $45 per person, lamb-lovers can get hummus with homemade pita; small lovely plates of veggies (salatim); more small plates and skewers; plus, the main event: lamb shoulder braised with pomegranate juice and chickpeas, served with Persian rice.
Finally, as if there’s still room, dessert will hit the table.
Reservations are highly suggested.