Hatraklin – my culinary experience

Over the years the culinary scene in Israel , especially in the big cities like Tel Aviv and Jerusalem become incredibly amazing, thanks to the the unique diversity of food from all around the world . The fresh ingredients, the  spices and the innovative thinking makes my culinary experience extremely tasteful .


One of the restaurant that left me speechless was Hatraklin, a meat & wine Bistro, which located in a restored building that at the 20’s was considered the British troop stationed in Israel.

The original painted floors and wall paintings as meticulously restored to their original, which creates a special atmosphere, like a scene from an old movie .

But first wine 

We sampled two wines from the owner’s Yossi Ben-Udys winery: a muscat wine, and Cabernet Sauvignon , both well suited perfectly with the food.


We started with one of the restaurant’s signature dishes: chicken liver pâté with onion jam, served with toast .

The taste of the spread was rich and match perfectly with the delicious pate, which was malted in my mouth .

 The house’s green salad

The refreshing ingredients make this simple salad a winner and an ultimate choice as a first course.  I loved the roasted Almonds, fresh tomatoes and Citrus Vinaigrette.

Sirloin Carpaccio

Delicious carpaccio with parmesan and  arugula which gives a nice bite, while fruity olive oil and cheese balance out the flavours.

The meat

The restaurant specializes in beef, which raise in the Golan Heights, which is then aged in-house for three to four week.

Seared Sirloin

Finely sliced cutlets of raw Sirloin to be cooked on hot stones

The Slices of rare red meat were brought to the table along with a hot stone, for cooking by the guest in the table .

Not only it was the most delicious steak, I ever ate , but also it was so tender , it actually melted in my mouth  .

The second main dish was a generous portion of Roka steak,

The steak made from highly prized Wagyu beef imported from Japan. Shaved slices of medium-rare rump steak were served together with roasted potato and green salad. All the ingredients and the spices blend perfectly with the tender juicy steak.

Death By Chocolate

One of the best dessert I ever had !

The Chocolate was filled with white chocolate and almonds laying on a bed of fresh strawberry with creamy hot chocolate poured table side.

Another super delicious treat was Vanilla Malabie

A Middle Eastern dessert, the Israeli version to Italian Panna Cotta. Traditional Vanilla Cream dessert with Date Honey.

Defiantly the perfect finish to a perfect dinner

  • Also There is a special event called movie night, when food and banquet scenes from films are screened, while the clients get a fixed menu meal.


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