As Ashkenazic customs of the 9 days prohibit the consumption of wine even on Rosh Chodesh Av we had the RCC brought forward by a couple of days to accommodate. While every dish that we had was wonderful (and beautifully plated), the clear star of the night for me was the dual preparation of Flat … Continue reading RCC Israel #22 – Av 5778
This month Bracha cooked solo as Uri is off traveling with his lovely wife - and she did a wonderful job as usual. My favorite dish of the night was the corn gnocchi served on a puree of lamb bacon and greens topped with a sous vide egg - excellent stuff! My thanks to Andy … Continue reading RCC Israel #21
This is a festival I really enjoy going to every year. I happen to love the Marina in general as a setting - super chill and relxed - plus there are 3 decent kosher restaurants that are in the connected Arena Mall - Bistro 56, Lechem Basar & Papagaio Prime, so you can take a … Continue reading 2018 White Festival at the Hertzlia Marina
Each year as Pesach and spring approach, people start talking about Rosé. This makes sense especially in Israel where we have already seen the mercury hit above 34 °C (93 °F) a couple of times. I am not really going to go on about the various ways that Rosé is made - I think it is not … Continue reading Rosé Season is here – and is promising!
Atter a couple of months of moving around we returned to our normal meeting place at the Shuk Cook - Uri Zaltzman's apartment where he and Bracha Arnold prepared a truly excellent meal. Every single dish worked and was excellent - with a number of dishes going on my favorites list! From a wine perspective … Continue reading RCC Israel #18
Our all Israeli RCC -Israel Shvat is a wrap - and it was spectacular! The food of Bracha Arnold has really never been better - every single bite was delicious. We also had some excellent surprises from the "bonus" bottles that were brought by participants - including a first taste of the new 2017 Latour … Continue reading RCC Israel #16
I was at a wonderful tasting last month hosted at Corky Wine Bar for Domaine Netofa. There was some light food served which was perfect for the event (and if you haven’t been, you need to get some of the baked Camembert – off the charts). The tasting was led by Pierre Miodownick, the famed winemaker himself … Continue reading Netofa December 2017 Portfolio Tasting at Corky
Crazy night this was. The food rocked as always thanks to Uri Zaltzman & Bracha Arnold. My thanks to Penina & Jack Kustanowitz for hosting an unruly bunch of drunks. And the wines - well first the bad - we had 4 flawed bottles 2 of which were corked (TCA) and 2 of which probably … Continue reading RCC Israel # 14