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Visiting Chef Moshe Bason of Eucalpytus Restaurant on #GoIsrael

  “I was born into a Tahini making family,” said Iraqi born Moshe Bason, owner of “Eucalyptus” restaurant in the old city of Jerusalem. We are gathered in his modern looking restaurants near the gates of the city. As soon as we step in, there is a vibe both peaceful and energizing impossible to describe. […]



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Meeting Chef Uri Jeremias of Uri Buri Fish during #GoIsrael Tour

“We call it ceviche because people like names,” joked big, jocular, white-haired and long-bearded chef Uri Jeremias, owner and chef at the restaurant Uri Buri Fish restaurant in Akko, near the sea of Galileel.  This is an old, mostly Arab town, where men sell spices in musty stores and merchants hawk pomegranate juice on the […]



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Elegant Dinner at Taizo Restaurant on #GoIsrael Tour

One of the most attractive and stylish restaurants in Israel, surprisingly, has a sleek Asian theme. It’s name is Taizo, and it is absolutely one of the most glamorous restaurants I’ve visited in recent memory, including Paris, London, and New York. The space is seductive with its glossy black lacquer and attractive large tables in […]



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Tasting Notes week of October 10, 2011

When you think of sparkling wine, what comes to mind? Champagne with its limestone soils? California sparklers with their bright sunny flavors? How about sipping a sparkler from an ancient land, with vines grown on a site filled with concentric circles. Archeologists believe this area was used as an ancient calendar and that the alignments […]



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Golan Heights Winery comes to NYC

Have you had Israeli wine before? A few years back, several producers came to the US and I was overwhelmed by how delicious all the wines were. I was happy to just make the tail end of Victor Schoenfeld’s visit to NYC. He is cheif winemaker for the Golan Heights winery in the Golan Heights. […]