Archive for the ‘Celebrity Roll Series’ Category

The Bibou Roll, an Escargot Sushi Roll

October 28th, 2011

Chef Zama is proud to be a part of the vibrant food community in Philadelphia. One of the best spots in the city, French restaurant Bibou was named one of GQ’s Top 10 New Restaurants of 2010, run by Chef Pierre Calmels. We invited Chef Calmels and his sous chef, Ron Fougeray, into our kitchen to make the Bibou Roll. This addition to our Celebrity Roll Series is believed to be the first-of-its-kind, an escargot sushi roll.

The escargot is sauteed with shallots, edamame beans and shiho in a soy dashi butter, set atop tempura haricot vert and fennel maki. A portion of proceeds from the roll goes to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Slideshow: The Celebrity Roll Series

October 19th, 2011

Our Celebrity Roll Series seems to be a hit. With each celebrity roll sold, $1 is donated to that celebrity’s charity of choice. We’ve raised over $5,000 so far and counting. Chefs, athletes, and musicians have all been included in the series that won Philadelphia Magazine’s 2011 Best of Philly award for “Replacement for the Wall at the Palm.” To commemorate the series, we’ve compiled an elegant photograph slideshow detailing each roll.

Do you have any ideas for the next Celebrity Roll? Let us know, either here or on Facebook.

The Zahav Roll

October 12th, 2011

The first Celebrity Roll we feature was unveiled in early August of this year.

The Zahav Roll is a collaboration between Chef Zama and Chef Michael Solomonov. Inspired by the award-winning cuisine that Chef Solomonov creates at his Old City restaurant Zahav, the hand roll creatively fuses the Japanese and Israeli culinary traditions together.

As Chef Zama details in the video, the meaty hand roll is stuffed with sushi rice, black sesame-edamame hummus, and tuna, all wrapped tight in red shiso soy paper. Delicious edamame falafel is served alongside the four hand rolls and Zama’s spin on tzatziki: yuzu juice and crème fraîche. Each element of the dish collides on the plate for a true fusion experience.

$1 of each Celebrity Roll benefits a charity of the celebrity’s choice. Chef Solomonov chose the Philadelphia Police Athletic League (PAL). PAL is “Cops Helping Kids,” by providing free educational, athletic and cultural after-school programs for youth to become successful and productive citizens.

Ryan Madson & the “Mad Dog” Roll

September 26th, 2011

Ryan Madson had his best year yet with the Philadelphia Phillies this season, finally earning the closer role. He earned his own sushi roll too, in our Celebrity Roll Series. The “Mad Dog” Roll features yellowtail, jalapeño and avocado wrapped inside soy paper then tempura battered. It’s served open-faced, topped with tuna sashimi and an avocado salsa. As with each Celebrity Roll, $1 is donated to charity for each roll sold. Ryan’s charity of choice is the Variety Club, which serves children with disabilities.

Questlove’s “Drum Roll”

August 17th, 2011

Philly’s own Questlove, leader of the Legendary Roots Crew, is EVERYWHERE these days. Going from cross-country tours to late night TV to centerstage of City Hall’s Fourth of July celebrations, Questlove is a man who never sleeps (or so it seems). Luckily, he took a little time to come by and learn to make his cheesesteak-inspired Celebrity Roll with Chef Zama.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rE8mxUseECA&annotation_id=annotation_595366&src_vid=SN1yeiQAIFM&feature=iv

 

The Questlove Drum Roll has a few twists that make it truly special. A chili-flecked soy paper gives the roll a little heat. Inside, tender washugyu beef calls out through rice and provolone cheese. The Drum Roll is ordered wit or witout sauteed onions with a jalapeño popper and horseradish aioli on the side.

For each roll sold, $1 is donated to Questlove’s charity of choice, Harlem Village Academies.