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Watch: Constructing the Roasted Lamb Shoulder Feast at Michael Solomonov’s Zahav

From the butcher block to the finished spread at the Philadelphia restaurant

Eater's original series Deconstructed is back for another season, documenting the process behind even more incredible meals — from the idea to the plate. Today we visit James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Solomonov's Philadeliphia restaurant Zahav, a celebrated spot in the Society Hill neighborhood serving earthy and flavorful Israeli cuisine.

Solomonov was born near Tel Aviv, and Zahav's menu is a tribute to that provenance. For dinner, a variety of hummus and dip options (served with the restaurant's signature laffa bread), mezze, or small plates, and a number of grilled meats are offered. Zahav's large format dinner nabs a little from of each of these categories to craft a full and celebratory meal: hummus and laffa, a selection of mezze, and a whole roasted lamb shoulder with pomegranate and chickpeas (plus, if you can handle any more to eat, dessert). Watch the video above to follow the process of creating this Israeli feast, from meat delivery to final plating and every step in between.

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