Mike Solomonov and Steve Cook, co-owners of Philadelphia’s famed Federal Donuts, are known for their culinary business prowess. Among the James Beard Award winners’ other Philadelphia eateries are Abe Fisher, Dizengoff, the Rooster, and Goldie.
The latest addition to that lineup will arrive in June with the opening of K’Far. Named after the Hebrew word for village, this Israeli bakery and café will feature baked goods such as rugelach (pastries made in the form of a crescent by rolling dough around a filling) and borekas (filled pastries made of a thin flaky dough).
These baked goods are created by 2018 James Beard Award winner Camille Cogswell. The chef’s expertise will extend to the dinner menu as well, which will feature Israeli-style items that will take advantage of the restaurant’s hearth oven.
“We’re going to feature pastries and baked goods by the world-famous Camille Cogswell, and we’ll be featuring iconic dishes that I grew up with, that to me tell the story of Israeli cuisine, probably better than what everyone thinks — not falafel and shawarma and hummus,” Solomonov tells Eater Philadelphia.
Solomonov and Cook are partnering with Pearl Properties once again. K’Far will be located in the Harper, a 25-story building designed by Philadelphia’s premier full-service real estate investment and development firm.