Monday, March 23, 2009

Chololetta, Shokoletta,Chocolata or, of course,שוקולטה

Greetings from Rosh Pina, where the lovely wife's extended family held an amazing reunion of cousins. Rosh Pina is in the heart of the Galilee, where we were staying in a beautiful resort called Mizpe-Hayamin. This hotel is not overly child friendly, however, and we needed to find somewhere else to have our large reunion. Our Israeli relatives made reservations at שּוֹקולטה and we were glad they did.

I couldn't really find the right spelling in English of this place, although they do have a passable english menu and most of the staff spoke english rather well. So I will stick with the hebrew name or use Chocoletta, which I think is the closest. It is located on the top of the hill of the old part of Rosh Pina, near the synagogue. It may take a little effort to find. The phone number is 04-6860219. The restaurant itself has the feel of "old Israel," with vaulted ceilings and lots of stones.

The specialty of the house is clearly dessert, of which there are many. Boy 2 had a layered chocolate mousse cake which he particularly liked, and a chocolate pie was also quite good. The dinner was good as well. It was dairy, and I liked the shakshouka (of course, I always like good shakshouka). Other things that people liked included the pasta dishes (you could choose your pasta and your sauce!), and salads.

So, if you end up in the Galilee, and want a cool place to eat and drink (and of course, have dessert) that is not full of tourists, try Chocoletta (שוקולטה ). You'll be glad you did.

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