Travelling to any foreign country conjures up the smells, tastes and textures of new and exciting cuisines. Every single day your goal is to see and experience and quite simply tantalize your taste buds as best you can. If you wondering what exactly Magdala and the region has to offer in terms of culinary choice, here are a couple places that might be of interest to you.
With a selection of Mediterranean, Arab, Lebanese and an impressive selection of seafood this is the place for anyone with great taste. Magdalenda boasts the concept of refined Galilee food. Located on the breathtaking shores of the Sea of Galilee, this is the place to unwind and relax after a beating from the hot Israeli summer. Sitting here you can clearly appreciate the view of Mount Arbel and the ancient city of Magdala. What makes the food here so great? Well it’s all in the produce! Imagine Beethoven with a sampling of Bono, not too much though!
Magdalena is dotted with private rooms if that is to your taste. The feeling is magical and the finely appointed bar, tables and chairs and elegant lighting is truly superb.
A typical afternoon experience will include appetizers of Baba Ganoush-style charred eggplant complimented by Carobs Syrop. After leisurely languishing in luxury it is time to move onto the main. A popular choice is the seafood, for good reason though. Coquille St. Jacque, served with seared seafood risotto, truffle oil and green pea – heavenly. So after absolutely hanging yourself on the food so to speak, it is time to sip on something cool. With a bar stocked generously with all your favorites and no doubt soon to be favorites it is no wonder that Magdalena’s is one of the most highly rated places in the region.
Wrap up lunch in summer with the most exquisite Mahlabi Cream, oriental pudding scented with roses and served with fruit sauce.
Imagine ancient roasting methods being applied to the very best cuts of meat, fish and fresh produce? Decks is a Mehadrin Kosher restaurant capable of accommodating 650 guests in the summer and 350 in winter. It boasts the finest, home grown selection of lamb, beef and geese specifically grown for the restaurant. If you are planning a special occasion, this is the ideal place.
The “Salute of Honor” is when the lights are turned down and silently out of the darkness of the Sea of Galilee a Lido ship cruises towards the restaurant’s seaside balcony emitting the sounds of Israeli music. The spectacle is accompanied by a display of brilliant marine torches while over the loudspeaker a personal greeting is delivered to the guests. The lights are turned down, silently out of the darkness of a Lido ship cruises towards the restaurant’s seaside and a complete sense of being in the one true holy land overtakes you.
Next time you are in Magdala, make your trip truly memorable by sampling the local food. As common sense dictates go where the locals go!