And it’s only NIS 10
Most people don't leave an Eyal Shani restaurant with much of anything left in their wallet, so it's with particular delight that there's something available for a mere NIS 10 at his fast-casual hot spot, Miznon. It won't fill your belly, but it will benefit charity and add a cute touch to your outfits. What are we talking about? Let us explain. Dexterous design student Dana Ben Ami, currently a student at the Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, took an enamel course in which she opted to dedicate brooches to Eyal Shani, the celebrity chef behind Miznon, where she works.
“I was inspired by his passion, dedication, and approach, so I decided to dedicate the brooches to him. I chose the three items that I believe represent Eyal Shani the most – cauliflower, pita bread, and a tomato,” says Ben Ami. “The tomato was the first thing that popped in my mind [Shani’s Instagram handle is @Eyaltomato], after that was the cauliflower (which is an amazing dish, you must try it), and of course the pita bread with the famous spring onion.”
Shani was clearly inspired by Ben Ami as well since you can now buy those very pins at Miznon for NIS 10 a pop. Three thousand limited edition ones were made with all proceeds going to “Latet” (To Give), an Israeli charitable organization dedicated to reducing poverty. There are already talks for a second manufacturing run for more brooches and possibly even more designs.
“With this purchase pace, we will probably run out soon, but don’t worry, more brooches are on the way and you'll be able to buy them all over Israel and hopefully even overseas,” says Ben Ami. Currently, besides Miznon, the pins can be ordered via Wolt or 10bis. Shani operates restaurants around the globe including a recently opened New York City branch of his ever-popular restaurant HaSalon.
Dana Ben Ami's Instagram page: @dana_jewelry_design