Why is this year different from all other years? Pesach Jerusalem 2018

Why is this year different from all other years? Pesach Jerusalem 2018

As Pesach approaches, people are usually focused on where they will be able to eat over Pesach.  I normally write a post about places I recommend, but when I sat down to write it this year, I realized that not only was my list pretty much the same as last year (click here for Pesach [...]

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The Ultimate Farm-To-Table Experience

The Ultimate Farm-To-Table Experience

Gillis Steak House is worth a special trip to the Golan. I always have a certain degree of trepidation when revisiting a restaurant that was so wonderful on a previous visit, in case the reality does not live up to the memories. This was especially true for my return visit to Gillis Steak House, as [...]

Scala Offers Authentic Jerusalem Food in a Hotel Surrounding

Scala Offers Authentic Jerusalem Food in a Hotel Surrounding

The Scala restaurant in The David Citadel Hotel recently re-opened, having been closed for the last two years. The restaurant is off the hotel lounge, on the fourth floor of the hotel and the décor is similar to the overall style of the hotel. The previous restaurant was a fine-dining concept but the new restaurant serves [...]

A Japanese Gem in Jerusalem

A Japanese Gem in Jerusalem

JLM Sushi offers a genuine taste of the Orient. On a recent trip to the US, I realized how much I miss authentic, clean sushi. So many of the sushi restaurants in Israel have adapted their menus to Israeli tastes by incorporating ingredients like cream cheese and smoked salmon, which have no place on a [...]

Gourmandises by Yoel brings French gourmet to Jerusalem

Gourmandises by Yoel brings French gourmet to Jerusalem

Gourmandises by Yoel in Kikar Hamusica is an authentic French bistro run by the Afriat family. Livnatt and Yoel Afriat were opticians in Paris with a number of their own shops, but they knew they wanted to change their careers to something that would be more easily transferable to Israel. So Yoel gave up being [...]

Kosher Sarona

Kosher Sarona

Updated March 2019 People are always asking about kosher food in Sarona, especially because there is a high-turnover of restaurants and shops in Sarona, so it is hard to keep track. Many of the kosher places that were there when they first opened, no longer exist and others have tried and failed.  I will try to [...]