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La Nuit des Croissants

A croissant celebration by night The sound of autumn rain on the window wakes you from a sound sleep. Orange leaves cover the sidewalk, and the breeze wafts some of them away into the Seine. The street is redolent with the aroma of butter. The shelves of your favorite bakery’s display window are filled with […]

Jerusalem in a Pita

Dwini, the intimate eatery helmed by chef Dini Kasorela is a whole world in itself – the latest Jerusalem culinary sensation, all served in a pita.  The simple, homey food is prepared here with sincere love that is felt in every bite. Kasorela prepares good food for those who want to eat well – a […]

The Future Is Here

A conversation about the future of human presence and the realm of culinary artistry Technology has taken over our lives, making them easier and more convenient. But it has also increased alienation — stimuli are everywhere, and it is hard to avoid temptation. The immediate need for human presence in a given space is decreasing, […]

Flavors of the Jerusalem street

An evening of beer and pizza inspired by Jerusalem’s neighborhoods – Keren Hayesod Street Any Jerusalemite will say that his or her neighborhood is the best one in the city. Any Jerusalemite will be able to spot where in the city you are from. That is no coincidence, since the neighborhoods here have character. All […]

Israeli wine tasting and Tapas

An evening of Israeli wine and tapas Wine can take us on a journey of places and stories, time, and the vintners who created it. It can take us on a trip of flavors and depths, unexpected connections and exciting combinations. It can move us from the first moment of excitement when we realize that […]

From Mother’s Kitchen to Chef’s Restaurant

Early in the morning each day, Chef Zakai Hooja’s mother comes to Jacko’s Street, her son’s restaurant on Agrippas Street. There she works, preparing the Tripolitan delicacies, with her own special touches, for the menu of one of Jerusalem’s most respected restaurants. Food has always been a significant part of the Hooja family culture: each […]

Dishes from the tales we love

My Father Always Embarrasses Me

From Spain to Jerusalem

The Atelier of Tali Friedman and Chef Juanjo Perles Clear your calendar and put your cares aside. Take a break from shopping and cooking for Shabbat for a quick trip to Spain. Chef Juanjo Perles, named Spain’s Best Promising Chef  for 2017, together with chefs from Tal Friedman’s atelier in the Mahane Yehuda market, invite […]

Dishes from the Tales We Love

The Lion that Loved Strawberries

Oneg Shabat Tour

A Shabbat meal, and a special introduction to the Hoffman family living in Rehavia. We will begin with a short appetizing and thought-provoking tour of the Rehavia neighborhood, which has been a home for many years in Israel’s for the elite politics, culture, creation and creativity. We will become acquainted with the variety of residents […]

What Do Kids Like to Eat?

A Tale of Five Balloons: story reading, pictures and dinner for children Our universe contains some great mysteries. Is there life on Mars? Where is Atlantis? And where on earth did Alon’s balloon end up? All of these questions are mystifying, confusing, and have no unequivocal answer — just like the question that many parents […]

Warming up with cold ice cream

Chef Liran EIlon invites you to his magic laboratory at Cookie Cream for a hands-on workshop, where you will learn how to prepare ice cream – starting with choosing the raw materials, through the flavors and further to the different designs, and finally to tasting the perfect cold ice cream served between two mouth melting […]

The Haredi Street at Night

In recent years, a window opened onto the nightlife in Jerusalem’s Haredi neighborhoods. We will head out for a unique sensory experience of flavors, fragrances, sights, and sounds as we walk in the footsteps of the yeshiva students who go out for food and drink to refresh themselves at the end of a long day […]

And We’ve Got Falafel: A Walking Tour

There is nothing more Israeli than falafel, just like there is nothing more Israeli than the decades-long dispute as to where one might find the most delicious falafel in the country. Why, in Jerusalem, of course! But here, too, the decision is not an easy one. The golden falafel ball that long ago became the […]

Shaken, not stirred

An evening of cocktails inspired by the British Mandate period The magnificent casino located in the Georgian open-air market was a lively meeting place during the 1930s. British officers sipped whiskey and gin like water as ladies clad in bright silks smoked cigarettes with elegant holders. They wore their finest clothes, knew just which drinks […]

Israel’s Capital, aka the Beer City

This activity will be held in Hebrew A walking tour with a tasting at the Herzl Beer Factory The world of Israeli beer has been rejuvenated in recent years with the founding of small local breweries that are producing special types of beer that make a statement. One of the most prominent is Jerusalem’s first […]

Chef for a day

If there is one profession that successfully combines the dream of every mother, crossing boundaries of medicine and law with the heyday of a rock ‘n’ roll star, there is no doubt that it is that of a chef. It is not surprising at all when it comes to a trade, that combines the precision […]

It’s a Children’s Market!

A Tour of the Mahane Yehuda market A visit to some of the market’s charming spots, where the children will learn about the market and taste some of the products available: From sweets to salad vegetables, pickles, baked goods, drinks & ice-cream. *The tour will be as planned in case of light rain, it is […]

From Tunisia to Palermo

An encounter, a conversation, and a meal with Jewish roots In one evening at the Ofaimme Farm Café, we will serve and talk about Tunisian cuisine, as well as what Mediterranean and Jewish identity have in common. This will be a meal with Jewish roots, with the roots of immigration between Tunisia and Marseille, between […]

How Do You Say “Rock ’n’ Roll” in Vegan?

How do the sounds we hear, the people we follow, and the online groups we join affect the food we eat? Everyone knows by now that the vegan revolution left its trendiness behind long ago and is now mainstream. For millions of people, it is a way of life. In the global village where everyone […]

A Mexican love story

A workshop on the proper preparation of tacos If you have ever bitten into a tortilla, sipped a margarita, or savored guacamole (and even if you have only heard about them but never tasted them), you will certainly agree that Mexican food is joyful food: brimming with optimism, color, flavor, and love. The heritage of […]

Whiskey: Film, lecture, tasting

Have you ever seen this? A great-looking man (or woman) goes into a bar. He (or she) approaches the bartender confidently and says: “Whiskey. On the rocks.” Be the character James Bond or Don Draper from Mad Men, the starring role that whiskey plays in cinema and television is unquestioned. When a character is supposed […]

For Dedicated Carnivores

A workshop on smoked Argentine meats No one prepares meat like the Argentinians. It is no wonder, then, that annual per-capita meat consumption there is about one hundred kilograms (almost five times that of Israel!). Some say jokingly that if Argentina’s meat industry were to collapse, the whole country would go down with it. This […]

Flavors of the Jerusalem street

An evening of beer and pizza inspired by Jerusalem’s neighborhoods – Mahane Yehuda market Any Jerusalemite will say that his or her neighborhood is the best one in the city. Any Jerusalemite will be able to spot where in the city you are from. That is no coincidence, since the neighborhoods here have character. All […]

An Ocean of Flavor

The OpenRestaurants Festival’s opening event at the Israel Aquarium Come and start the festival with us down in the depths! Keren and Itzik Kadosh, the king and queen of éclairs in Jerusalem and the couple behind the Café Kadosh brand, will be hosting a one-time evening from another world in another world — deep in […]

A Taste of Shabat

This activity will be held in Hebrew and English What’s the difference between Kugel and Kiegel? How was Gefilte fish made in Europe and why did the ingredients change in Israel? What’s the origin of the American bagel? How do you stuff Kreplach? And most important: Where can you find Tchulent during the week? In […]

What Do Kids Like to Eat?

The Sixteenth Sheep: story reading, pictures and dinner for children “I like chocolate and cheesecake And ice pops and sweets and strawberries…” (from The Sixteenth Sheep by Yehonatan Geffen) Our universe contains some great mysteries. Is there life on Mars? Where is Atlantis? And what really happens in the Bermuda Triangle? All of these questions […]

Return to Fink’s

A Tribute to “Fink” Smooth your skirts and give your ties a tug: The Tower of David Museum and the OpenRestaurants Festival bring you back to the wild nights at Fink’s Bar-Restaurant. The original furniture, the bottles, the art works on the walls, the old vinyl records, the guestbook with its yellowing pages, and even […]

With the Couscous and the Pinafore

Seventy Years of Israeli Food and Fashion A nation’s fashion is not the result of coincidence. It stems from the nation’s sense of style, its native climate, the practical necessities of its day-to-day lifestyle, and the ingredients that grow and are processed in its country’s landscape . — Fini Leitersdorf (Israeli fashion designer, 1906–1986) Chef Assaf […]

A Tapas Brunch

Some believe that the first cocktail party was invented by the British author Alec Waugh sometime in the mid-twentieth century. But a newspaper in St. Louis, Missouri reported as early as 1917 about one Mrs. Julius S. Wallace, who organized a luncheon for fifty guests one weekend, starting a local trend of similar parties. Just […]

Life is Like a Box of Chocolates

Passion fruit cream, sea salt, sabras, lychee and even basil. Dark milk and even white chocolate. When Forrest Gump released one of the most famous movie scenes into the world, he didn’t even know that the possibilities were so abundant. Such are the pralines of Ya’ara Kalmanovitch’s cocoa forest, full of surprises that delight the […]

Not by Kugel Alone

A panel of Haredi women entrepreneurs in culinary arts What comes to your mind when you hear the phrase “Haredi food”? If you find yourself thinking of kugel, kreplach, and gefilte fish, think again! The ongoing culinary revolution taking place around the globe, in which food is an object of desire first and a necessity […]

A Night at the Holy City

This activity will be held in Hebrew At night, the holy city wakes up and goes out for some fun. The city center fills with tables laden with food and drinks and a wide variety of party revelers. We’ll start our tour in the ever-changing Nahalat Shiva neighborhood, and end up at the continuous party […]