Dinner in the Tower of David

January 30, 2019

Chef Ido Zarmi cooked this gorgeous meal to welcome us to Jerusalem. The meal, which included seven different kinds of olive oil,  showcased local products. It began with this sabich of eggplant…

went on to a tartar of blue-stripe jack with creme fraiche tzatziki

fish and chips….

that salad up above, and then this “shish-brack” of striped bass with yogurt and za’atar

olive oil poached Spanish mackerel

goats milk panna cotta,

and finished with a selection of Ika’s chocolates which are, bar none, the finest chocolates I’ve ever tasted.


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  • Ivy says:

    Looks amazing! We will have to look out for Chef Ido Zarmi next time we go to Jerusalem. Thanks for sharing, Ruth, and hope you have a great trip!

  • Judith says:

    Welcome to Israel!

  • Zoya says:

    It’s been a while since you’ve written on the blog. Can I just say that you’re my food inspiration Ruth. I’m obsessed with Garlic and Sapphires and Comfort me with Apples. I read your blog all the time. I was recently on a trip to Paris and Rome and Venice and Germany and I’m in Barcelona right now- and every time I ate you were with me.
    Never stop writing. Few make me really taste the food like you do. I had caviar for the first time in Germany and authentic Italian pasta, gnocchi, bruschetta, pizza and gelato with fresh olive oil and you were in my mind all along.
    Thank you Ruth.