Top 10 Debbest Dishes in November.
I spent the first two weeks of November in London, so I have included a few of my highlight meals, as well as some great food in Israel from the second half of the month.
In chronological order, here are debbest dishes for November:
- Zucchini Salad @Coal Office (Not Kosher), London. Even when I am not in Israel, I find myself eating in Israeli restaurants! The simplicity of this dish was what made it so special, yet every ingredient in the salad added to the flavor and texture. Coal Office is part of the Machneyuda Group.
- Fish and Chips @Poppies (Not Kosher), London. If you are looking for authentic British fish and chips, then this is the place. I had fried cod, with chips and mushy peas. The fish was incredibly fresh and the decor and setting added to the whole experience.
- Cod Udon Noodles @White Fish (Kosher), London. I love udon noodles and I have not yet not found good ones in Israel. Not only were the thick noodles cooked and seasoned well, but the fish on top was also delicious. Overall a great dish and not too heavy or expensive.
- Smashed Avocado Toast @England’s Lane. Served with feta, pomegranate seeds, chili and poached eggs on top. Avocado toast is one of my favorite breakfasts and for some reason, not something that has caught on properly in Israel!
- Stuffed Baby Chickens @Luiza Catering. The opening event for the Open Restaurants Festival was a Turkish-themed reception in Zedekiah’s Cave underneath the Old City. All the food was good but the crispy chicken, together with the stuffing was my favorite.
- Roast Beef Bruschetta @Mirror Bar, Mamilla Hotel. The dish was a mini-version of the Roast Beef Sandwich from the Rooftop Shabbat lunch menu, as part of a wine and tapas event for the Open Restaurants Festival.
- Roasted Bone Marrow @Rooftop, Mamilla Hotel. Bone marrow is a trendy dish in Israel right now, and I think this is the best version I have tried so far. The marrow was topped with almonds, herb salsa, served with Cabernet sauce and toasted spelt bread. All of it worked together perfectly!
- Mushroom Risotto @Rooftop, Mamilla Hotel. Hard to believe that a parev mushroom risotto would be that good. The dish was creamy, with the perfect amount of truffle flavor.
- Crack Pie @Deja Bu. We had a few hiccups with our food and service but they redeemed themselves with desserts on the house. The crack pie was delicious and was probably the best I have had in Jerusalem! I am not sure I would go back for dinner but would for drinks and dessert.
- Chocolate Dessert Buffet @Cramim Spa Hotel. The food at this hotel is always fabulous, but this was the first time I ate at an event at Cramim and I was not disappointed. The food stands for the main course were great but the dessert buffet had everyone enchanted, and it tasted as good as it looked.
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