Israeli Consul General Judith Varnai Shorer played host to a night of Israeli food, culture and tradition Wednesday, Feb. 17, at her Buckhead home.

The festivities featured James Beard Award-winning chef-restaurateur Michael Solomonov, who the night before presented the documentary “In Search of Israeli Cuisine” at the closing night of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival.

The Atlanta Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International, the Israeli Ministry of Tourism and the Israeli Consulate General co-sponsored the event, which was part of the LDEI Global Culinary Initiative, established to embrace world communities through culinary connections.