While browsing through the zillion photos I snapped during the #VibeComida trip in Israel early this year, I bumped into those of our last day in Tel Aviv. We had a wonderful light brunch at Manta Ray, an iconic restaurant founded by Avi and Ofra Ganor, the food power couple that are an institution in TLV’s gourmet scene. After spending seven days experiencing (aka mostly eating our way through) Israel’s classic street dishes and modern upscale creations, that last day my taste buds and belly were overstimulated and just plain tired.
In January, along 4 talented Spanish speaking food bloggers: Bren, Txaber, Clara and Layla, I traveled to Israel to discover the culinary roots, trends and scene of this young #startupnation. Cocooned by NGO VibeIsrael we attended an amazing array of food-ie related events, from (obviously) countless breakfasts, lunches, dinners; to cooking classes, wine and spirits tasting, bar hopping, and even a geek session with Israeli creatives and entrepreneurs working in the fields of food and internet.
One favorite activity amongst my Latino and Spanish blogger friends during our #VibeComida tour was with no doubt the visits to food markets. We wandered around the beautiful Machane Yehuda in Jerusalem (more on that in another post), the small but super cute sort-of wet market in Akko, and Levinsky market in Tel Aviv. I loved each one of them for different reasons, but Lewinksy stop was special, probably because all those surrounding Bauhaus/International style architecture, but most certainly for the company.
What a beginning of the year we had, right? Not the brightest, smoothest one :(. On nicer news, personally speaking, this first month of 2015 has started quite active with lots of work, travels and projects that are inspiring me and making want for more of this twenty fifteen.
Let’s make a review of the positive things we discovered these past days.