Michael Ginor

Co-Founder & Chef

Hudson Valley Foie Gras
Ferndale, NY

Michael Aeyal Ginor is Co-founder and Chef of Hudson Valley Foie Gras. HVFG has received the 1996 Award for Excellence from the James Beard Foundation. He was honored with the 1997 Angel Award from the James Beard Foundation for dedication, contribution and foresight and in 1998 Michael received the American Master Taster Award from the American Tasting Institute.

Michael is a food and travel contributor to such publications as Food Arts MagazineJames Beard MagazineArt CulinaireCoffee & Cuisine, Singapore’s Cuisine Sceneand Great Britain’s Great Hospitality. His cookbook, the internationally acclaimed Foie Gras…A Passion, is a comprehensive reference book accompanied by 84 recipes.

Michael and Chef Ken Oringer launched Boston’s La Verdad, a casual Mexican Taqueria and restaurant, which has been awarded “The Best Casual Mexican Restaurant in the U.S.” by Bon Appétit Magazine and “One of the best 100 Restaurant in the U.S.” by Food & Wine Magazine.

In 2007, Michael opened TLV in Great Neck, NY, a Mediterranean restaurant. In 2009, Michael opened Lola, a new personal cuisine restaurant. Lola is hailed as one of Long Island’s best restaurants, receiving the top rating from the New York Times, and Newsday, and described as “brilliant, volatile…shooting stars.” In February, 2011, Food & Wine Magazine nominated Michael for the People’s Choice as Top Ten Chefs in New York and he received Food Art’s Silver Spoon Award.