A Taste of Israel

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March 15, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm(GMT-06:00)

Event Details

With Alon Shaya, chef-owner of Safta & Chef Liliana Myers
A fundraiser for JEWISHcolorado’s Israel Engagement programs

Hear James Beard Award-winning chef Alon Shaya discuss his culinary journey, from Israel to America and back again, while his partner in dine, Safta chef Liliana Myers demonstrates how to make authentic Israeli stuffed grape leaves.

Bring the sweetness and spice of Israel to your kitchen, virtually, vividly. Whether you want to cook along or just listen in, it’s a program so delish you can almost taste it!

Tickets are $50. All proceeds directly support JEWISHcolorado’s Israel Engagement programs. 

Upon registration, you’ll receive an email with the recipe and ingredients for Stuffed Grape Leaves “Dawally.”

Meet the Chefs


Born in Israel, raised on cheesesteaks in Philadelphia, and now a fixture of the Denver restaurant scene, Alon Shaya has been nominated for five James Beard Awards and was named one of the 50 Most Influential Jews in America by the Forward. He and his wife Emily live in New Orleans and love food, tennis, and fly fishing, not necessarily in that order.




Liliana Myers began her career in the food industry behind the counter of her hometown delicatessen. She studied chemical engineering in college, which helped in the kitchens of France, where she perfected her skills as a cook and pastry chef. She joined Alon Shaya at Safta in 2018, and she’s been happily 

creating modern Israeli desserts to the delight of Denverites ever since.