November 13, 2018

The urban culinary festival OpenRestaurants is returning to Jerusalem for the third year, beginning today until November 17.

One hundred events will showcase the aromas, sounds and tastes of the city with the participation of cultural institutions, celebrity chefs, ingredient manufacturers, and of course some Jerusalem’s most popular restaurants and eateries.

Chef Assaf Granit will host a tribute to 70 years of Israeli fashion and cuisine at the Israel Museum. There’ll be wine tasting and tapas at the Mamilla Hotel.

Some of Jerusalem’s most storied eateries are hosting special events for OpenRestaurants, Nov. 13-17, 2018. Photo by Tomer Foltyn Photography

At the Yudal’e restaurant, chef Assaf Seri will host MasterChef winner Nof Atamna-Ismaeel. The “eclair king and queen” from Kadosh Café will concoct confections ranging from chocolate tuna cans to fish shaped petit fours at the Israel Aquarium.

Cocktails and music on Jerusalem’s light rail during OpenRestaurants 2018. Photo by Tomer Foltyn Photography

Chef Nadav Melin, in collaboration with the Slow Food movement, will present “Disco-Shuk” – a food, music and love celebration – at Abraham Hostel. There will be culinary project of ultra-Orthodox women, a vegan food and musical celebration at Nocturno bar-restaurant-café, and an Italian cooking demo by Father Severino and Italian chef Silvio Buttega from the Church of Saint John the Baptist.

New this year is a special offer from City Pass and the BiteMojo app enabling visitors to purchase a tasting pack at eateries and artisan food stands around the city’s light-rail stations, from the Damascus Gate station to Machane Yehuda Market, with free rides along the way.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here

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