ISRAEL – LAND OF MILK AND HONEY by blogger Sandy Katz for www.travel-travel-travel.com
Our mid-day dining experience was at the home of Chef Erez Stern (www.erez.stern.co.il) This style of dining is popular in Israel. His comfortable living room/dining setting was homey, cozy and a delight. The citrus-spices hot punch was one of my favorite beverages of my Israeli trip and I brought home the recipe combine freshly squeezed orange juice with pulp, Kosher Kiddush (sweet) wine, sugar and whole spices such as cinnamon, star anise, cardamom, vanilla stick and cloves. Our meal of lamb was superb, however, the desserts upstaged the meal and were well-worth the calories (cinnamon cheesecake and poppy-seed Tuile, Chocolate fudge cake, milk chocolate ganach, lavender crème-brule’, strawberries and blueberries soup, lemon curd sandwich and dried fruits yogurt.