Felt, 14 Hativat Yerushalayim st Jerusalem, Israel 94117 Israel
Oriental cevice - fresh fish, seasonal fruit, coriander leaves, lemon Kubeniya - Syrian style beef fillet tartar with mint, red onion lemon zest and nablusia chips Pate Macaroon - with berries and wine Salmon Sashimi - with wasabi aioli and nettle oil Fattoush - vegetables, leafy greens, sumac, mint, wood sorrel, toasted bread Homemade dips and breads - fresh hyssop pesto, Har bracha tahini and sumac, black eyed pea spread, two seasonal dips Eucalyptus salad - natural and market fresh ingredients Fire roasted eggplant - raw tahini, aged pomegranate syrup Soup trio - an espresso glass of every soup Roasted cauliflower - hot and crispy in Har Bracha tahini Fish falafel - piquant tomato sauce, chickpeas, coriander and tomato lemon cream Pastilla - duck confit, grape preserves, pumpkin cream, red wine Veal sweetbreads - chickpeas, amba aioli Azura eggplant - filled with beef and spices, doused with amba aioli Figs stuffed with chicken - sweet and sour tamarind sauce. vegan option available Wild mallow or Rigella - wild herbs reminiscent of the siege Artichoke soup - (Jerusalem artichoke, in season) almond cream Red lentil stew - the Jacob and Esau special
King Solomon couscous - vegan with chickpeas, leaks, five grilled vegetables/ with fresh fish/
with braised lamb Ingeria - beef and eggplant stew in a sweet and sour tamarind sauce from my mother's kitchen. vegan option available Seared mallard breast - sautéed seasonal fruit, potato puree, red wine Grilled chicken breast or thighs - potato puree, grilled root vegetables Maklubah - chicken, rice, vegetables, saffron, almond "yogurt", Jordanian salad Grilled ribeye - 300 grams of prime beef, fries, grilled cherry tomatoes Beef fillet - porcini mushroom sauce, garlic confit smashed potatoes, roasted butternut squash Salmon steak - potato puree, roasted root vegetables St. Peter's fish - potato puree, fennel cream, roasted root vegetables Slow cooked neck of lamb - with root vegetables stewed in a clay dish Jerusalem Siniya - minced lamb and beef, slow roasted garden vegetables, Har Bracha tahini,
pita bread to soak up the goodness Grilled wild mushrooms - Frikeh risotto, roasted butternut squash and cherry tomatoes
Located in the Artist Quarter, in the heart of historic Jerusalem, overlooking the ancient city walls and tower of David is a unique restaurant called Eucalyptus. Owner and Chef Moshe Basson is known for his contribution to the revival of the Biblical kitchen and turning it into a gourmet kitchen and updating ancient flavors.
Chef Moshe Basson learned to cook from his mother, his grandparents and the Arab women in in the neighborhood where he grew up. Eucalyptus opened in 1960 just outside the walls of the old city. Basson celebrated Tu b’Shehvat (the new year of the trees) by planting a small eucalyptus tree in his parents’ front yard which is where the restaurant gets its name. The tree, and the restaurant, continued to grow, and Basson took over the family business nearly 30 years ago. Moshe‘s family's culture and heritage, which dates back by centuries, is a history lesson in it of itself. His passion is seen through his food and it's truly a one of a kind. Moshe has given talks and classes all over the world.
The other unique feature to know about here are the tasting menu options (which is offered every night in 3 different price ranges). Every dish is influenced by the Torah and all the spices and herbs used then. Education, uniqueness, presentation and bold flavors are all components of the experience at Eucalyptus. Highlights from the menu includes the Figs Stuffed with Chicken topped with a sweet and sour tamarind sauce, Red Lentil Stew (bringing us back to the story of Jacob and Esau), Beef Filet prepared with a porcini mushroom sauce, garlic confit, mashed potatoes and roasted butternut squash and the Chubeira Gnocchi made with garlic confit and cherry tomatoes topped with a tomato-lemon cream.
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The restaurant has a huge scenic balcony, where you can enjoy the crimson sunsets as they hit the walls of the old city every evening. The combination of cuisine, passion and location presents a wonderful opportunity to enjoy Jerusalem and its special heritage.
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