A Unique Friday Brunch Overlooking the Jerusalem Forest

A Unique Friday Brunch Overlooking the Jerusalem Forest

Much as I love having brunch in a nice café or hotel, Friday brunch at Atalya in Ein Kerem takes things to a whole new level. Atalya Ein Mor hosts her unique Friday brunch from her family home, high up on the hills of Ein Kerem, with breathtaking views of the Judean Hills, the Beit [...]

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02 Upbeat Jerusalem Cuisine at the Inbal Hotel

02 Upbeat Jerusalem Cuisine at the Inbal Hotel

I hope you will indulge me with a short trip down memory lane before we get to the good stuff about the food! Even though I only moved to Israel in 2008, I was very fortunate to spend numerous family vacations here and the majority of those were in Jerusalem, staying at the Inbal Hotel (formerly the Laromme). [...]

Wondrous Treats at Waffle Factory

Wondrous Treats at Waffle Factory

Who better to help me review Waffle Factory in Cinema City than my niece and nephew, who are both pretty adventurous eaters and discerning customers? Before we could even look at the rest of the menu, their big eyes were immediately drawn to the “Create Your Own Milkshake” (NIS 38) section of the menu. He went [...]

OpenRestaurants 2018 – Dissect and Debrief

OpenRestaurants 2018 – Dissect and Debrief

The annual OpenRestaurants festival is over for another year and here are some of my personal highlights from the events I attended. Israel Aquarium | An Ocean of Flavor The festival launched with an event at the Israel Aquarium featuring dessert creations by Kadosh and students from Dan Gourmet cooking school. The food stands were [...]

Jerusalem Top 10 Kosher Restaurants

Jerusalem Top 10 Kosher Restaurants

While there are some very good kosher restaurants all around Israel, especially some hidden gems in the North, the majority of the best kosher dining experiences are in Jerusalem. Here is a list of my top ten must-try kosher restaurants in Jerusalem. If you want recommendations from all over Israel, here is my Top Ten Kosher [...]

Creative Food in a Classic Surrounding

Creative Food in a Classic Surrounding

The minute you walk through the doorway of The Jerusalem Artists House and enter the Mona restaurant, the beauty of the historical building sets the tone for the experience to come. Some restaurants rely too heavily on a beautiful setting and do not deliver the full dining experience with the food and service. Luckily for [...]

Shabbat in Jerusalem – Cafés and Diners

Shabbat in Jerusalem – Cafés and Diners

It is a myth that there are not great places open to eat on Saturday / Shabbat in Jerusalem, you just have to know where to find them.  The order of this list is based purely on my personal preference and is by no means all-inclusive but I would happy to hear your feedback. Click [...]