Pesach Jerusalem 2014

One of the many wonderful things about spending Pesach in Jerusalem is the abundance of choice when it comes to eating out. Here is just a selection of some of my favorite restaurants to enjoy during chol hamoed Pesach. As always, I recommend making a reservation. There are a number of great meat places to [...]

Having a Grand time

Grand Café in Jerusalem is a cross between a French pâtisserie and a high-end New York diner. For many years I have been a groupie of chef Marcos Gershkovitch, so when I found out that he would be hosting us during the Benedict Festival at Grand Café in June, I knew we were off to [...]

New Adom in the old station

A Jerusalem favorite sports a more upscale style. Adom has been a popular restaurant in Jerusalem for the past 12 years, but the new incarnation in the First Station complex has brought about a change in both the menu and ambiance. What was once an intimate Jerusalem venue is now a much larger cosmopolitan restaurant [...]

Brunch in the Holy City – Take 2

It has been over a year since I wrote my last post on Brunch in the Holy City (here is the first one) so it is definitely time for an update.  My original post still stands true for most of the places.  I have given up on going to Café Inbal because although I love [...]

Celebrating Hag in the Holy City

Celebrating Succot in the Holy City is a unique experience; everywhere you turn you see succot hanging off the side of buildings in all shapes and sizes.  Many of the city’s kosher restaurants join in the fun making creative use of the space they have, some more successfully than others!  Anyone who has read my [...]

Icy Dreams in the Holy City

If you have had your head in the sand for the past few weeks, it is possible that you do not know that our Holy City is hosting the first ever Jerusalem Ice Festival at the Old Train Station, off Derech Hevron.  Literally translated from the Hebrew as “Ice City”, the main attraction of the [...]

Succot in the Holy City

As the tourists flock to Jerusalem for the Hagim, you can see people building their Succah all over the city.  There is a huge choice of places to go and eat during Succot, but be warned that many places only have a small Succah so it is preferable to make a reservation. Here are my [...]