MCLEAN, Va. - Two of the most respected Executive Chefs from Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts are coming together to present the best of tastes and cross-cultural creativity for a unique dining experience this month in Jerusalem. The renowned Dutch Executive Chef, Sidney Schutte of Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam and Executive Chef Itzik Barak of Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem will present a six-course dinner at the Palace Restaurant for guests from February 14 through February 28, 2017.
Sidney Schutte fills the position of Executive Chef at Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam and its fine dining restaurants Librije's Zusje and Goldfinch Brasserie. Whilst under the leadership of Schutte and after only seven months since opening in 2014, Librije's Zusje Amsterdam received two prestigious Michelin stars as well as a score of 18 Gault Millau points Gault&Millau.
Chef Itzik Mizrachi Barak is the Executive Chef at Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem and has had a wide international culinary career. He is considered one of Israel's most well-renowned kosher cooking chefs, having served as an Executive Chef in many of Israel's leading hotels. His creative talents brought him to some of the finest and most elite restaurants in the U.S., Hong Kong and Japan.
Sidney Schutte and Itzik Barak met a year ago during the annual Taste of Waldorf Astoria culinary competition where both chefs were among five Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts chefs selected to create the next iconic dish to be served alongside Waldorf Astoria creations like Red Velvet Cake, Eggs Benedict and The Waldorf Salad.
"We hit it off right away. Occasionally you meet fellow chefs who not only pique your interest, but make you want to take a look in their kitchen. In this case the feelings were mutual," says Chef Schutte.
The February collaboration will allow these chefs to innovate and create unforgettable dishes featuring unique tastes and flavor combinations. "It will be a culinary jam session in Jerusalem at the highest level," promises Chef Barak.
In January 2017 both chefs presented their joint menu at Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam and now the same menu will be presented in Israel. The six-course joint kosher menu dinner includes:
- Sea Fish Kubbania by Chef Barak
Bulgur, Artichoke, Tomato Confit, Kalamata Olives, Tahini Cream, Artichoke Crisps
- Beef Short Rib by ChefSchutte
Roasted Bell Pepper, Ginger Pickled Watermelon, Smoked Coconut
- Low-Temperature Cooked Sea Bass by ChefSchutte
Fenugreek Crème, Morels, Dried Carrot, Pecan
- Pistachio encrusted Lamb Chops by Chef Barak|
Thyme, Olive Oil, Reduced Lamb Sauce
- Marbled Rib-Eye Steak by ChefSchutte
Celeriac, Black Pepper, Bone Marrow, King Oyster Mushroom
- 66% CARAÏBE Mille-Feuille by Chef Barak
Served with Mild-Spicy Lemongrass-Coconut Sorbet
The only internationally branded luxury hotel in the city, Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem provides a truly unforgettable experience at an iconic landmark destination. Centrally located within walking distance from the walls of the Old City and the famous Jaffa Gate as well as the vibrant city center, Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem provides unique personalized service and spacious, luxurious accommodations all within an inspiring, preserved heritage building. The hotel offers the largest Grand Ballroom, designed for social events, business and family.
The prestigious Palace restaurant is a contemporary Chef restaurant. The Palace serves an a la cart menu with top dishes prepared from seasonal raw materials market. The restaurant offers 130 seats, include two private rooms for 22 people each. The restaurant is open 6:30pm- 11:00pm, Sunday-Thursday. To contact, please call 0549509095 \ 025 423 333.
For more information on the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem, please visit http://www.waldorfastoria.com/jerusalem.
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