My husband and I are going to Israel in March and I have some dining questions. Before I get in to them two things to point out. A. We have been to Israel numerous times and know the country well B. I know eluna and find it very helpful BUT I have been to some very mediocre restaurants which they have give decen reviews (Viaquero for one). Okay now onto the questions:
1) Eilat restaurant suggestions? We haven't been in years. A nice mixture of upscale and casual is appreciate. We are staying at Herod's vitalis but I don't know if the Lawrence restaurant is worth it as we fish in non-kosher restaurant all the time.
2) Has anyone been to spoons or done one of Hila's culinary tours I would love to know if it is worth it. Or can you suggest other interesting culinary tours in Jerusalem?
3) Best hotel to spend shabbat in if you kosher, but moderately religious. Frankly the hotel which has the best shabbat menu. Details are appreciated.
4) Any new (with in the past year) and interesting places in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv.
Thanks you for all of your help.