If you want to experience the tastes of Israel, a one-day tour to a specific area of the country is a great idea. We offer a number of one-day tours as well as a two-day tour to the Galilee. Each tour focuses on a specific location and allows you to taste the typical flavors of the location of your choice. Naturally, each tour includes a cooking lesson or workshop where you will not only learn about cooking in Israel and Israeli cuisine, but prepare a full meal to be enjoyed then and there. We expect to add more and more one-day tours, catering to those of you who are visiting Israel and wish to experience it through your taste buds.
The tours are organized for small groups of 6 to 8 participants.
A Culinary Tour in Tel-Aviv (one day)
We will meet you in Tel-Aviv with our chef and our driver. The tour will start in the Carmel market, Tel-Aviv's famous, colorful and rich market. The market includes a myriad of products sold on stalls, from fruit and vegetables to spices, fish and meat, as well as kitchen utensils and even clothes. Our focus will be of course on food products since we will be visiting the market to shop for our cooking class which will take place right after we're done exploring the stalls and tasting some of the market's special products.
Enjoy a full day, shopping at the market, hands-on cooking class with one of our Israeli chefs for an introduction to authentic Israeli / ethnic recipes. This fun experience will be happening in an intimate atmosphere at the chf's home.
Discover step-by-step how to make a satisfying, full Israeli meal from appetizers to dessert.
The cooking class will include cooking a full meal for lunch. The market's fresh produce, spices, meats and fish will allow us a close acquaintance with the best options offered by the Israeli cuisine, with possible detours into the realms of the various Mediterranean cuisines, from Spain to Lebanon, from Italy to North-Africa, and even a touch of Provençal cooking, all possible based on what the market has to offer.
At the end of the day you will enjoy the fruits of your labor! Eat the fresh feast that you just created complemented by Israeli wines.
Schedule: Pick-up in Tel-Aviv at about 09:00AM, with the tour ending at about 3-4 PM.
This tour is offered also to individuals and small groups less than 6.
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A Culinary Tour in the Jerusalem Valleys (one day)
We will meet you either in Jerusalem or in Tel-Aviv with our chef and our driver. Our tour will take us to the valleys just below the Jerusalem hills. Upon arrival, we will taste some local diary products such as hand-made cheese. The hilly landscape is excellent for raising sheep and goats, so it's no surprise that the local products are really outstanding. Following the diary chapter of our tour, we will visit a spice and herb center overlooking the fertile land leading to the coastal plain.
We will drive to a local small village where we will meet Osnat-a unique woman, in her home for a traditional cooking class- our full meal for the lunch of the day.
This being an area of spices, herbs vineyards from the earliest times, after lunch we will visit a few of the local wineries which produce some of Israel's best wine.
Schedule: Pick-up in Jerusalem or Tel-Aviv at about 10AM, with the tour ending at about 7PM.
The tour is conducted in an air-conditioned deluxe mini-coach. Min 6 people.
A Culinary Tour in Jerusalem (one day)
We will meet at the Jerusalem's famous Mahane Yehuda
market and start with a guided tour of this rich and varied market in the center of Jerusalem, occupying an area of small streets, always offering something new and surprising. The market reflects the multi-cultural nature of Israel's capital and offers anything from Arab and Middle-Eastern foodstuffs to delicacies from the cuisines of the Caucasus, products for cooking Ethiopian dishes or old-style Sephardic Jerusalem recipes.
In recent years, the Mahane Yehuda market has flourished from a traditional market of shops and stalls to include some of the best eating-places in Jerusalem and some say in the country. We will have various tasting of the in few of the choice eateries in the market itself.
We will explore and taste the market from the various bakeries, through the spices, fresh produce and localy home made food.
Schedule: Meeting in Mahne - Yehuda in Jerusalem at about 10:00 ending at about 1PM.
The tour is offered to small groups (min 2 people).
Culinary Tour in the Galilee (two days)
We will meet you in Tel-Aviv with our chef and our driver and will travel along Israel's coast northward, to the city of Akko (Acre). Once there, we will explore Akko's market with its exotic spices, spectacular mouth-watering sweets and a host of other culinary treats. The market, located in the Old City of Akko reflects the centuries of history. Arab, Crusader, Turkish and Jewish heritages are present, in the architecture, in the people, in the sounds and scents and of course, in the produce and dishes offered along its stone-cobble streets.
We will have lunch in one of the city's celebrated hummus establishments, a restaurant which attracts hummus connoisseurs from all over Israel, since every Israeli has a hummus which he or she is ready to swear by as being “the best in the country”.
After lunch, we'll stray from the coast and make our way to the Galilee, to our boutique hotel. We will relax a bit before continuing. Our next stop will be a special cooking class conducted in an authentic Arab home. Naturally, the class will include a full dinner, after which we will return to our hotel.
Next morning, after breakfast at the hotel, we will drive to a local dairy farm for a unique cheese workshop. Lunch will be served on the summit of a hill overlooking a breathtaking panorama. After lunch we will drive to a number of Galilee wineries, including the unique pomegranate winery, which is one of its kind in the whole world. As night falls, we will make our way to the south and arrive back in Tel-Aviv.
The tour includes: 6 people min.
- deluxe air-conditioned mini-coach with driver
- a night at a boutique hotel in the Galilee
- breakfast at the hotel
- two lunches
- two hands-on cooking classes