Joey Allaham realized a dream when, in 2000, he opened the first high-end kosher steakhouse in New York. The elegant restaurant, located in Midtown Manhattan, slowly gained fame for its commitment to quality and flavor while maintaining the strictest kosher guidelines. The creativity of offerings exploded with the hiring of Chef David Kolotkin eighteen months later. He and owner Allaham work in tandem to devise and present some of the most innovative kosher dishes to be found in any restaurant. Allaham’s traditional meat preparation has brought national and international acclaim.
The restaurant is regularly featured on Page Six of the New York Post and in other publications and, for the past eight years, has been selected as New York City’s number one kosher restaurant by Zagat. The Prime Grill Cookbook takes you inside this outstanding restaurant at the forefront of the kosher culinary revolution around the world. With this book in hand, every cook will be able to recreate some of Kolotkin’s signature dishes, whether the kitchen is kosher or not. With an eclectic collection of recipes that feature Tupperware™, Ziploc™ bags, a vegetable mandolin, and chef’s tips, this cookbook provides secrets to the restaurant’s hugely successful menu.
Mouthwatering signature recipes include Smoked BBQ Short Ribs, Texas Style Rib Eye, Chicken and Waffle Nuggets with Maple Syrup Dip, Sweet New Jersey Corn Flan with Sautéed Mushrooms, Quinoa Cake “Latkes,” Apricot Glazed Beignets, Southern Pecan and Chocolate Chip Pie, Rosemary Potato Chips, and a host of dairy-free desserts as well as a foundation of stocks, sauces, and dressings.
About the Author
Joey Allaham, a fourth generation butcher from Syria, brought his meat expertise to the United States in the early nineties and began a journey to change the public perception of kosher dining. He founded a wholesale meat business and recognized the need for a kosher steakhouse. A resourceful businessman with no formal training but very clear ideas, Allaham made his dream a reality and continues to forge ahead in the highly competitive hospitality industry.
David Kolotkin, executive chef, is a passionate and innovative cook with a deep respect for food as instilled in him by his family. Working his way up through the kitchen of Villa Adriano, Kolotkin went on to attend the Culinary Institute of America, graduating with the Most Likely to Succeed award. He worked for notable restaurants, including 21 Club, Patroon, Butterfield 81, and Windows on the World, before finding a home in Allaham’s restaurant. Working in the challenging environment of a kosher kitchen, Kolotkin’s creativity and inventive style have given the Prime Grill an internationally renowned status.
THE PRIME GRILL COOKBOOK
Redefining the Kosher Experience
By Joey Allaham and David Kolotkin
COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / Jewish & Kosher
COOKING / Methods / Barbecue & Grilling
COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / American / Middle Atlantic States
208 pp. 10 x 10
171 color photos Glossary Index