Taste of Israel Restaurant Week
Leave your passport at home and enjoy a week of Israeli-inspired delights at the 2nd Annual Taste of Israel Restaurant Week. Chefs at participating restaurants offer their creative interpretations of the diverse cultures and flavors that shape Israeli cuisine today – Moroccan, Ethiopian, Yemenite, Persian, Russian and many others.
Enjoy specials throughout the week at each of these restaurants:
Craigie on Main (special one-night pop up on Wednesday, January 29th)
Galit’s Treats (catering for Variety Bar pop-up; offering ongoing Sabich Saturdays, continued from Taste of Israel 2019)
Milk Street Cafe
NEW THIS YEAR
“The Vibe of the Tribe” live podcast recording at Mamaleh’s, with JewishBoston.com
Tues., Jan 28, 6:30- 8:30 PM, at Mamaleh’s Delicatessen in Kendall Square, Cambridge.
Join JArts, JewishBoston, and four celebrated Boston chefs for a live, interactive podcast recording about the history and evolution of Israeli food. JewishBoston’s “The Vibe of the Tribe” co-hosts Miriam Anzovin and Dan Seligson will be in conversation with:
- Michael Leviton, eight-time James Beard Foundation Award nominee and chair of Taste of Israel Restaurant Week
- Rachel Sundet, owner and pastry chef at Mamaleh’s Delicatessen
- Avi Shemtov, owner and chef at The Chubby Chickpea and Simcha
- Galit Grutman, owner and chef at Galit’s Treats Café and Bakery
In this fascinating discussion, find out how Israeli cuisine is much more than hummus and falafel. You’ll also have an opportunity to ask the panel your own questions and be on the podcast! Plus, pick up some exclusive JewishBoston swag.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the podcast recording beginning promptly at 7 p.m. Tickets include a light nosh, with additional food and drinks available for purchase.Tickets
Cocktail + Boureka Pop-Up
Thurs., Jan 30, 5-10 PM, at Variety Bar
Variety Bar and JArts join forces during Taste of Israel, offering a special Israel-inspired cocktail menu. We welcome Louis DiBiccari and his Humaari pop-up for this evening of food and drink, which features a special comedy show with Israeli comedians at 8 p.m. Visit the ticketing link below for tickets to the show.Tickets
Cooking Demo with Chef Michael Leviton
Sat., Feb. 1, 1:00-2:30 PM, at Time Out Market Boston.
Join chef Michael Leviton, co-founder of Craigie Burger and chair of Taste of Israel Restaurant Week, for a cooking demonstration at Fenway’s new food hall.
Read about Michael’s take on last year’s Taste of Israel restaurant week.
Jazz with guitarist Roy Ben Bashat
Sat., Feb 1, 6:30-8:30PM at Bonapita, West Roxbury,
Pair your Israeli cuisine with the musical stylings of Roy Ben Bashat, an Israeli, Boston-based multi-genre performer, composer, and arranger.
In Partnership With:
Israeli American Council, The Consulate General of Israel to New England, CJP, JewishBoston.com, and Boston Jewish Film