About me

Melanie Shurka is a New York chef inspired by her Israeli and Iranian roots. David Ort is an artist, Melanie's life partner, sous-chef and incredible host. Together, Melanie and David nourish tradition and inspire community through Middle Eastern cuisine. Melanie was guest chef at Pop-Up Shabbat, Dinner Lab and acclaimed Chef Einat Admony’s “Downstairs With” series. Melanie and David spent years working front of the house at NYC restaurants. In between sharing wonderful food, culture and warm hospitality with guests, Melanie and David work on opening their first restaurant.

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