The Taste of Galilee Food Festival is an annual food festival taking place during the Hanukkah holiday in the region around the Sea of Galilee and Jordan Valley in the north of Israel. Between the November 27 – December 7, 2013 restaurants, cafes and kibbutzim throughout the region will be serving additional themed dishes as well as hosting an array of food-related workshops and cultural musical performances. The aim of the Taste of the Galilee Food Festiaval is to bring awareness of the rich culture and culinary present in the north of Israel. And, the warm climate even during the ‘winter’ months makes this the perfect time of year to escape from the centre and explore this part of the country.
Taste of the Galilee 2013 Events:
November 27, 7:30pm: The opening event for the festival will be held at Chef Oded Schwartzbards’ brand new Italian restaurant, 1910, located in the charming courtyard of Kibbutz Degania A. The evening promises to include a wine reception and a selection of authentic mezze dishes based from the crops and tastes of the surrounding Jordan Valley. Kibbutz Degania A can be reached from Road 90.
November 28, 7:00pm: Restaurant Tzel Tamar, meaning ‘Shadow of the Palm’, will be hosting a Spanish-themed evening. Be greeted with traditional Spanish music and enjoy seafood, tapas and a glass of sangria.
November 30 , 10:00am:Bet Gabriel promises a fun day out for families with young children. Throughout the day there will be food, acrobats, movies, and a bouncy castle. Bet Gabriel is situated next to Tsemach Intersection.
November 30, 8:00pm: For only 119 NIS Mul Kinneret’s music and culinary evening includes a gourmet meal, unlimited wine and live music. Entrance is through the shopping and entertainment center.
December 2, 5:00pm: Kibbutz Dengania A will be holding a Hanukkah baking workshop. Both children and parents can bake dough and take home gifts for Hanukkah.
December 4, 5:30pm: The Kinneret College will be selling arts and crafts for Hanukkah and running magic workshops suitable for the whole family.
December 4, 8:00pm:Roberg Restaurant will be holding an appropriately-themed Greek Hanukkah party. The menu will include touches from authentic Greek and Galilean cuisines.
December, 5 19:30pm: A Knight’s Feast: Marinado Restaurant promises limitless amounts of meat prepared in a variety of ways – a perfect evening for meat lovers. Marinado Restaurant is located at Ein Gev.
December, 11:00am – 2:00pm:The Date Factory Store at Kibbutz Kinneret will be hosting a top chef from the Ohalo Manor Hotel for his demonstration on how to cook with silan date syrup. There will also be the chance to taste the nine different kinds of dates cultivated on the kibbutz. Kibbutz Kinneret can be reached from Road 90.
For questions or further information call 04-6752727