Mapu By Chef Nir Zook – Kosher Food With a Middle Eastern Flare

Mapu By Chef Nir Zook – Kosher Food With a Middle Eastern Flare

At first glance, Mapu is just like any other restaurant in a hotel lobby but once you scratch the surface, you revel so much more. Mapu is Chef Nir Zook’s only kosher restaurant, which opened two years ago when the Prima City Hotel was refurbished.  The menu at Mapu offers a mixture of tempting dishes with [...]

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Reubens, London – so much more than just a sandwich

Reubens, London – so much more than just a sandwich

For most Americans, the name Reuben is synonymous with an American grilled sandwich made of corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Russian dressing, grilled between slices of rye bread. Kosher Jews adapted the sandwich and eat it without the cheese. Reubens Restaurant & Deli in London is famous for their salt beef (English for corned beef) sandwich, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Hotel Review: A charming oasis in the heart of Haifa

Hotel Review: A charming oasis in the heart of Haifa

Nestled in the heart of Haifa, in a protected historic building, sits the Bay Club Hotel, part of the ever-expanding Atlas chain. The impressive building, which was originally a family home at the time of the Ottoman Empire and later housed the British Mandate police, is now a 52 room boutique hotel. The hotel has [...]