​Open Restaurants® is in Jerusalem for the first time

By on October 9, 2016

After four great years in Tel Aviv and before expanding to London and Amsterdam…

Open Restaurants®2016, held in Jerusalem for the 1st time, gives the public a chance to experience the best restaurants in Jerusalem, from within.

Experience Food talks, culinary hackathon, food Tours, special culinary events in the museum, theater, Jerusalem metro train and more.

The five-day culinary festival will take place on November 22-26 2016, and is expected to draw thousands of participants who will be able to enjoy kitchen sneak-peeks, culinary workshops and chef-guided tours of Jerusalem’s culinary scene and open-air markets.

Most of the cities restaurants, bakeries, breweries, dairies and artisans will open their doors to visitors for a delectable experience – enjoying behind the scenes tours, discovering the areas usually hidden from the public eye and getting a taste of the daily life of Jerusalem’s most intriguing chefs as they meet, cook with and taste their finest dishes .

Open Restaurants® is an initiative by Merav Oren, a multidisciplinary entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of Agora (www.agoraps.com) & WMN (www.wmn.co.il). The event will be held in cooperation with the Jerusalem development authority and Israel’s top chefs, restaurants & Artisans.

Draft media itinerary for open restaurants

Tuesday 22 November

Morning – Afternoon arrival


Opening event and dinner

19:30 – To wet your appetite…. Jerusalem Cocktail Tour
21:00 – A meal fit for a King…. The history of food exhibition at the Tower of David Museum

Wednesday 23 November
10:00 – 13:30 – Fresh to your table…. Tour of the Jerusalem Market
14:00-16:00 – Bon Appetite… a tour of Jerusalem’s eateries and culinary scene with the developer of a new app
16:00-17:00 – Time to digest…. free time.
17:30-19:30 – Facing the East…. Asian food workshop
20:30 – A view of Jerusalem… Cheese and Wine at the Notre Dame Center

Thursday 24 November
09:00 – The Great Israeli Breakfast workshop
10:00 – Stepping into history… a tour of Jerusalem’s historical Old City
14:00 Free Time
18:30 – Dinner
21:30 – The Jewish Hot-Pot…. a Cholent Tour
23:00 – Desert to Jungle at Machneyuda

Friday 25 November
10:00-12:00 – Foodtech hackathon at Mass Challenge

Departure afternoon