Israel in-house: Home hospitality
IsraelinHouse is an opportunity for people to meet local people, to understand who we really are, what it means for us to live here, to discover the people behind the faces you see, at their natural places - Our houses.
Your visit will not be complete until you have entered our portals,
joined us for dinner and lively conversation -
exactly as we, Israelis, know and love doing.
We invite you to a meal, a one-time experience.
The real Israel -
For example - why don't you come for a...
SHABBAT DINNER (or just dinner) with me
Who is "me"?
I'm Iris, A cook, wine lecturer, storyteller.
I love people, good food, fine wine, magical stories.
Most of all, I love my city - Jerusalem,
I never get tired of wandering in the streets,
meeting new friends, just being around the smells and colors of the markets.
I was born and grew up in Moshav Bustan Ha-galil where I became acquainted with Polish cuisine (through my Grandmother Tova) and Arabic cuisine (from the neighboring city of Acre).
Over the years I got into the restaurant business. I learned to host, to cook, to taste. I read more and more about food and tasted as much as I could afford. From Eyal Shani at "Ocean" I learned that food can be stormy and gentle on the same plate, From Guy Martin at " Le Grand Vefour " I learned that food is art, if you are creative enough. Spain taught me that "Slow Food" is my favorite cooking. And all this has solidified my kitchen: some from my grandmother and my mother, some of Acre and a lot from the Mediterranean cuisine.
I would love to host you, with my family or friends,
to talk with you about everything,
introduce you the Israeli wine and to feed you well.
Menu for example:
Menu 1: MediterraneanGood bread with Saffron aioli, Cherry tomatoes dried with star anise, Garlic confit, Zuccini latkes
Red and yellow peppers tart with garlic, thyme and Sainte Maure cheese
Green salad with dried citrus, sesame oil and Dibs (Honey made of grapes)
Drum fish Carpaccio with basil, figs and tomato seeds
Jerusalem artichoke soup with pears in red wine
Makloubeh: an Arab dish of chicken, rice, cauliflower and eggplant (served with yogurt)
Ox tail that spend 48 hours with a lot of red wine, juniper and herbs
Leek with red wine and parsley
Baked fennel with olives, lemon peel and olive oil
Beat with wasabi and cream
Strawberries with black pepper and balsamic vinaigrette
Menu 2: My Grandmother Tova's Traditional DinnerChallah bread with butter and aioli
Chopped liver with home-made pickles
Egg salad with fried onion
Potatoes and Parmigiano Latkes *
Chicken Soup with carrot and lokshen
Beef, potatoes and prunes tzimess
Roast chicken and onions with thyme and white wine
Green beans with salt and smoked goose breast
Mizaria - cucumbers, vinegar and dill salad
Green salad with citrus fruits, sesame oil and Dibs (honey made of grapes)
Pear and raisin compote
Chocolate mousse (with orange peel)
These menus for example. Meals can be changed according to season and cook's desire.
Please note: I have two cats at home. On the other hand, I have antihistamine just in case ...