The atmosphere at Darna is something that could only be accomplished in Jerusalem. Its Moroccan designs are beautiful; the colors, lighting, furniture and even the distinct dress of the waiters were all spectacular.
I sat with chefs David Slater and Jacques Leonardi. It was great to hear from the chefs how much they are enjoying their trip. Myself being a huge fan of spices, it was interesting to talk to the chefs about the different spices they had just found in the Jerusalem shuk. The chefs have been doing a lot of eating during their visit, and have been very impressed with Israel's cuisine. Our meal at Darna was impeccable, my personal favorite was the couscous; it was light and fluffy and served with perfectly cooked vegetables. The dessert was also incredible. We were served a platter of fresh fruit, a mixed appetizer plate, and the famous Sahlab; a fragrant dessert made with soy milk and rosewater.
The evening was delicious and being amongst the chefs and their family and friends provided me with a nice taste of America.