Although I was apprehensive driving to Tel Aviv at night (and rightly so*), it would have been a pity if I missed such an interesting gathering of bloggers to discuss food, wine and everything else.
Yael Lee Oranges & Honey (In Finnish)
Irene S. Hodes Irene Sharon Hodes
Liz Steinberg Cafe Liz
Miriam Kresh Israeli Kitchen
Michelle Kemp Nordell Baroness Tapuzina
Each of these blogs portrays a different aspect of Israeli life through the spectrum of food and wine, infusing it with their personality and making it come alive. An added bonus of going out with food bloggers is being able to nonchalantly whip out my camera and start photographing the food as if it were your first born child with nobody saying (you know who you are) “not this again”.
We also received special attention from the new chef of the establishment who was chic and trim with a very European demeanor.
Mazzarine is a lovely café with an elegant yet homey atmosphere, delicious deserts and varied menu. According to the chef new dishes will be introduced adding his signature touch, one of which he brought out, on the house.
The Israeli Food Bloggers event was an unmitigated success and there will be more trips and meetings planned for the future. If there is any Israeli food blogger who would like to be contacted for the next event contact Miriam Kresh (firstname.lastname@example.org) , Michelle Nordell (email@example.com) or me (email on contact page).
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*As I am not familiar with the quagmire of Tel Aviv I decided to use the GPS of my cellphone and this was a very bad mistake. The GPS was a complete nuisance, dragging me in circles through every back road in Tel Aviv which I could have done myself without any help. It also had an added advantage of disconnecting or announcing “You have lost GPS signal” at major intersections when I had to decide between multiple routes. I believe the GPS just did it on purpose.