Waldorf-Astoria chefs collaborate on cross-cultural dinner

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. Sidney Schutte of Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam and Itzik Barak of Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem will present a six-course dinner at the Palace Restaurant for guests through Feb. 28, 2017.

Schutte fills the position of executive chef at Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam and its fine dining restaurants Librije's Zusje and Goldfinch Brasserie.

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.


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The collaboration will allow these chefs to innovate and create unforgettable dishes featuring unique tastes and flavor combinations.

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 Barak
Bulgur, Artichoke, Tomato Confit, Kalamata Olives, Tahini Cream, Artichoke Crisps

Beef Short Rib by Schutte
Roasted Bell Pepper, Ginger Pickled Watermelon, Smoked Coconut

Low-Temperature Cooked Sea Bass by Schutte
Fenugreek Crème, Morels, Dried Carrot, Pecan

Pistachio encrusted Lamb Chops by Barak|
Thyme, Olive Oil, Reduced Lamb Sauce

Marbled Rib-Eye Steak by Schutte
Celeriac, Black Pepper, Bone Marrow, King Oyster Mushroom

66 percent CARAÏBE Mille-Feuille by Barak
Served with mild-spicy lemongrass-coconut sorbet

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