Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem Launches Privet-Label Olive Oil, Accompanied by Matching Gourmet Dinner
Dishes are prepared with confit and marinating in olive–oil techniques, ensuring a combination of health and special aroma
Today, Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem launched a privet label–branded olive oil. To mark the launch, a three-course gourmet dinner has also been introduced based on olive oil cooking and marinating, prepared by Chef Itzik Barak-Mizrahi and offered at the prestigious Palace restaurant until the end of December 2019. The olive oil has been produced by Meshek Achiya farm and will be used regularly in the restaurant. Diners can also purchase it for their own use.
“Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem's olive oil has been carefully prepared in collaboration with Executive Chef Itzik Barak-Mizrahi after a series of tastings in the farm's plantations, located 750 meters above sea level, guaranteeing a high-quality olive oil," says David Zitzer, Meshek Achiya Farm CEO. “The selected branded olive oil is of a Syrian variety — excellent extra-virgin, authentic and strong olive oil.”
The special menu for the launch includes:
Opener — Celery-root Cappuccino with pine nuts and basil oil
First course — Quinoa-crusted Sea Bass Confit in Korneiki olive oil, caramelized carrots and pecan cream
Salmon Confit in Korneiki Olive Oil in a Cloud of Smoke, served with cucumber & avocado cannelloni
Main course — Chicken Breast Stuffed with Pistachios, served alongside Potato Rata Baked in Arbequina Olive Oil, Cauliflower in Chicken
Slow-braised Lamb Osso Buco in Arbequina Olive Oil, served alongside Jerusalem artichoke, bulgur & root vegetables in lamb jus
Desert — Olive Oil Ice Cream, with almond crust and caramelized pears
According to Executive Chef Itzik Barak-Mizrahi, the dishes chosen are prepared with a confit cooking technique (a method of cooking food in the olive oil at a low temperature) or marinating in olive oil, ensuring quality and a special and refined aroma.
“Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem has placed an emphasis on healthy food and quality cooking, and our privet-label olive oil is keeping that commitment to ensure a memorable dining experience,” says Itzik Barak-Mizrahi.
In ancient history, the olive tree provided food, fuel and medicine and became a symbol of peace and wisdom. Oil production from the olive began in 3000 BC. Olive oil, when it reaches its maximum quality, has many health benefits. Its virtues are mainly due to its main ingredient — monounsaturated fatty acids, antioxidant content represented mainly by vitamins E, A and polyphenols.
The price of the promotional dinner for the general public and hotel guests from Israel is NIS 300, including VAT. Tourists will pay $70. Opening hours: Sunday and Thursday between 18:30 and 22:30. The Palace Restaurant will simultaneously serve the regular restaurant menu.
Restaurant bookings in advance are recommended. Reservations by phone: 02-5423333 Email: Jerusalem@waldorfastoria.com
The only internationally branded luxury hotel in the city, Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem provides a truly unforgettable experience at an iconic landmark destination. Centrally located within walking distance from the walls of the Old City and the famous Jaffa Gate as well as the vibrant city center, Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem provides unique personalized service and spacious, luxurious accommodations all within an inspiring, preserved heritage building. The hotel offers 226 rooms, of which 29 are suites, a magnificent ballroom, stylish meeting rooms, gourmet restaurants — including The Palace. In recent years, the hotel has been ranked at the top of the Middle Eastern luxury hotels in renowned tourist magazines such as Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure.
Notes to Editors
Further information of Executive Chef Itzik Barak-Mizrahi can be found here.
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