Saturday, March 24, 2018

Lunch in the town of Abu Gosh

Abu Gosh is an Israeli-Arab town just outside Jerusalem on the road to Tel Aviv. Restaurants there are very famous.
Here's one of the chefs cooking the kabobs, which are a featured menu item after the many salads and appetizers.

Making coffee.
Our table was completely loaded with small dishes containing falafel, hummus, tahini, tabbouli salad, french fries,
baba ganoush, tomato salads, eggplant salads, and several other appetizers. Then came the kabobs!
The Arab logo for Coca-Cola. I haven't noticed the Hebrew logo on the many
diet Cokes I've had this week, but maybe I somehow missed it.
Our best bird of the day: a water rail, which lives in a small nature reserve next to the Israel Knesset and Supreme Court.
I have several more photos of the bird refuge, including more on bird banding, that I'll post separately some time.
Later we stopped at Park Canada where we saw this cyclamen
and many other wild flowers in bloom.

Our tour is now ending. Tour guide Doug (right) and the rest of the birders will have dinner together once more tonight, while our other tour guide, Eran (shaking his hand,) went home after lunch today. We plan to remain in Israel for another week, though the tour is over.

1 comment:

Tina said...

Baba Ganoush is a favorite! I love the big table and all the plates of food. Adopt me :-)