Sunday, February 14, 2016

Solomonov and Cook to the Main Line

Citron and Rose will be a kosher restaurant in Lower Merion.

Solomonov and Cook to the Main Line

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Michael Solomonov (left) and Steve Cook with Passover menu items at Zahav.
Michael Solomonov (left) and Steve Cook with Passover menu items at Zahav. SARAH J. GLOVER / Staff photographer

Michael Solomonov and Steve Cook (of Zahav, Federal Donuts, and Percy Street BBQ) will open a spot on the Main Line this summer.

Unlike Zahav, whose bill of fare is modern Israeli, they will do glatt kosher European Jewish cuisine at Citron and Rose (368-370 Montgomery Ave., Merion). The restaurant and its on- and offsite catering company will be down the block from Hymie's Merion Deli. 

They're working with David Magerman, the philanthropist who created the Kohelet Foundation, which supports kosher laws and Jewish day-school education.

Citron and Rose, to be open Sundays through Thursdays, will have an open kitchen with a chef's counter and a bar serving an all-kosher cocktail, wine and beer list.

Solomonov, a James Beard winner whose father came from Bulgaria, will serve meat cooked over a charcoal rotisserie grill, house-made charcuterie, pickles, vegetable dishes and salads, and house-made breads and desserts.

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