The Evolution of Delis: Three Decades of Saulís in Berkeley

Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2016Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:  Show map Berkeley Branch 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA 94709

What does it mean to be an authentic, vibrant, relevant Jewish deli today? What will keep delis from disappearing, as so many have, especially in the historic deli cities of New York and Los Angeles? Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Saul’s continues to build bridges between the “Old Country,” the “New World,” and the future of food. Hear co-owner and executive chef, Peter Levitt, discuss the past, present, and future of delis. Join the conversation then head around the corner to Saul’s for a sampling of culinary delights.  

Peter Levitt, Executive Chef and Co-Owner of Saul’s Restaurant and Delicatessen, has been reconnecting the Jewish eatery with traditional culinary practices for two decades. After graduating from UC Berkeley, Peter enjoyed cooking stints at Oliveto and Chez Panisse, where he developed an understanding of local food procurement and production. In 1995 he began re-authenticating the Jewish deli experience with Saul’s farmer's market-driven menu.

Fee: $36 (includes dinner). Pre-registration is required.  SOLD OUT! 

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Presented in partnership with Saul’s, Lehrhaus Judaica, and Contra Costa Jewish Film Festival.