Mike Solomonov’s End of Night Ritual

Mike Solomonov’s End of Night Ritual

In Partnership with LG Dishwashers featuring TrueSteam®

This holiday season Social Studies is partnering with LG QuadWash™ Dishwashers with TrueSteam® to bring you stories of Small Gatherings, Big Moments meant to inspire you to take a moment to gather your loved ones around a beautifully set table and dig into something delicious – because a great meal starts, and ends, with a great dishwasher.

We caught up with Zahav’s Mike Solomonov last week to show you how his LG QuadWash™ Dishwasher with TrueSteam® helps him pull off his Small Gathering, Big Ritual stress-free, and we are back with a few more of Mike’s hosting tips and his favorite part of the night… the after-dinner.

There is nothing better than quickly loading up the dishwasher at the end of a big meal, turning it on, and relaxing (kids free!) while sipping an after-dinner coffee, knowing the dishes are being taken care of -- which is exactly what Mike loves about his LG dishwasher.

A loaded LG QuadWash™ Dishwasher with TrueSteam® after dinner means peace of mind for the host.

To set the scene for the kind of after-dinner chill your guests will never want to leave, Mike shared few tips on hosting with grace, and ease:

1. Music is Important

It sets the tone for the night, and as Mike notes, “make sure your playlist is on point. You can actually find my go-to on Spotify - it’s called K’Far Turnt (named for our bakery, K’Far, and they’re always great vibes).”

The secret recipe for any great gathering? The music.

2. Delegate So You Can Be Present

If you’re intimidated by setting the table for a special occasion, take Mike's advice, "Use Social Studies. They’ve done all the styling for you, so you can host with confidence (and save on time). Want peace of mind that your dishes are done? The LG ThinQ® mobile app is your virtual helper in the kitchen so you can be where it matters… for just, a little, longer."

Goldie Rocks pairs well with sweet treats...

3. You're Doing Enough

We’re just going to leave these words from Mike right here for anyone who needs to hear them today, “Just when you think that you maybe didn’t do enough – cook enough, prepare the dinner table enough – there’s a significant possibility that you have actually already gone above and beyond.”

A relaxed host guarantees a good time will be had by all.

We couldn’t agree more, which is why we want to take the stress out of your holiday season, and can’t think of a better way than with the perfect pairing of Social Studies and LG QuadWash™ Dishwashers with TrueSteam®... Because a meal and table starts and ends with a GREAT dishwasher.

Together they let you focus on what’s important, the people you are gathering around the table, so you can truly have that Small Gathering, Big Moment we all want.

With that we want to leave you with one more recipe from Mike, in partnership with LG dishwashers, to encourage everyone to gather with grace and love during this upcoming holiday season.

Mike Solomonov’s Quick Tehina Sauce in partnership with LG Dishwashers with TrueSteam®

The Ingredients:

  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 (16-ounce) jar tehina
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 to 1½ cups ice water

The Directions:

Nick off a piece of the garlic (about a quarter of the clove) and drop it into the bowl of a food processor.

Squeeze the lemon juice into the bowl.

Pour the tehina on top, making sure to scrape it all out of the container, and add the cumin and salt.

Process until the mixture looks peanut buttery, about 1 minute, then stream in the ice water a little at a time with the motor running. Process until the mixture is smooth and creamy and lightens to the color of dry sand. Now you have Quick Tehina Sauce!

And if you're in the mood for hummus, just add two 15-ounce cans of drained and rinsed chickpeas to the tehina sauce and process for about three minutes, scraping the sides of the bowl as you go, until the chickpeas are completely processed and the hummus is smooth and uniform in color.

*Chef's kiss*