Last month the Scopus Foundation hosted a special event for its members with world renowned chef Yotam Ottolenghi.
The Israeli-born British chef, restaurateur, and food writer did a cooking demonstration, Q&A and meet and greet at the event hosted at Half Acre in South Melbourne.
Ottolenghi is the co-owner of seven delis and restaurants in London and the author of several bestselling cookery books, including Jerusalem, with recipes inspired by the food of its namesake.
During the Q&A segment of the event, Ottelengi answered questions about his upbringing, how he started his career in food, food trends and the culinary direction of 2023, as well as what you could find in his personal fridge.
Ottolenghi told the 130 attendees how much he loves traditional Jewish food, including the divisive gefilte fish.
He explained that he loves adding a twist to it, giving the example of adding chilli oil to the Passover staple.
President of the Scopus Foundation David Gold told The AJN, “It was such an exciting time for our Scopus Foundation members as they shared an intimate morning with one of the world’s best known chefs.”
Gold added, “Following up only a few weeks after our gala event in Israel it is a very exciting time for Scopus Foundation members as we look towards bringing our vision for the future of Mount Scopus and Project Generation to reality.”