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March Trip To Israel

Hi Elyssa,

As a TLV foodie i would recommend the following:
Kitchen Market in the new Tel Aviv Port Market is hype and just added a brilliant new chef which cooks top end food from fresh market ingredients at a very cool place overlooking the med sea. The market itself is open Monday-Sat and offers some of the best in Israel - organic veggies, fresh pasta, fresh fish, israeli cheese, oils and fruit, well worth

Berty is an extremely good food and trendy, opened a few months ago by a local chef and sommelier who worked for a few years at Gordon Ramsy's flagship on hospital road, the food is what should be named - new Israeli Kitchen - lot's of local ingredients - tachini, yogurt, hot peppers and local herbs, and the ambeince young and cool, though decor is undertoned

Yoezer bar yain in Jaffa is a very romantic foodie destination with the best rustic french food in Israel and a marvelous wine list

Basta, just by the Carmel market also has great food, a brilliant wine list and you virtually sit in the market (till you get the bill..)

Zfon Abraxas is all about sexy food and feel - Master Chef Eyal Sani makes a combination of theatre with food and is known in Israel as the chef who speaks with (and perhaps sleeps with) tomatoes, that are all eavenly ripe and come in most dishes. Very special

Hotel Montefiore has the best breakfast and service in Tel Aviv. Food is classic french with an Asian flavor and very well executed.

Shila is a very good gastro bar with excellent sea food

Catit and Mul Yam are top end fine dining. Catit being a chef restaurant (Adoni the chef has worked in Noma, Alinea and many others worldwide) and Mul Yam is Sea food heaven, both very expensive.

There are many more places in Tel Aviv but unfortunately outside TLV food travels back through the time tunnel.
In Jerusalem i would definately recommend Machane Yehuda - a restaurant named after the market it sits next to. make reservations well ahead and ask for the chef table, it's a show not to be missed

The restaurant at AMerican Colony hotel in the palestinian part of Jerusalem is also cool, for its ambeince moreso then the food

Eilat is dreadful touristic food - i would stick to the hotel breakfast (Dan Eilat would be my hotel of choice) and go to local brunches of places like - Giraffe (noodles and sushi) or Agadir (burgers)

Coffee in Israel is really good everywhere
and if you get a chance try Vaniglia, Iceberg or Anita - 3 best ice cream premium chains

Enjoy!

Jan 20, 2012
FoodieTLV in Middle East & Africa

Visiting Portland Sat 28-Wed 1st

Hi
we're an Israeli couple coming for a very special week to Portland and would love to get your recommendation for dinners, Saturday - Tuesday. We loved Nostrata and the ambience at Clyde Common on our last visit. and have booked La pigion for Sat eve.
any recommendations would be very welcome:-)
thanks
Guy

Jan 20, 2012
FoodieTLV in Metro Portland

Next weekend in Seattle

Hi all local foodies,

we're coming from Tel Aviv for a very special week in the northwest and will spend Thursday-Saturday in Seattle.
Will be staying at the Inn in the Market and have reserved Lola for lunch on Friday and Book Bindery for dinner, and then Sitka & Spruce for brunch Saturday.
Still have Thursday night free and would love your comments regarding any changes we should make or musts during this short visit.
We love good food and cool places, trendy & classy.
Thanks
Guy

Jan 20, 2012
FoodieTLV in Greater Seattle