Revised: July 2011
Nili Restaurant and events is one of the most attractive and inviting restaurants on the midrachov - the central pedestrian mall of Zichron Yaakov.
The Hameyasdim pedestrian walkway is a charming outdoor mall with small shops and restaurants. Walking through this lovely area is a delightful way to spend a day or just an evening. And we are pleased to say that there are a number of kosher restaurants that you can enjoy along the way. Nili Restaurant is one of the best.
Nili is, first of all, a story of a 30-year friendship. It is the rendezvous of two friends who came together around their love of eating well. Nili is also a location. It is one of the best sites of the street, with two terraces and a well air-conditioned room that welcomes up to 80 guests.
The interior of the Nili Restaurant is quaint and charming. The decor is clean, modern, and aesthetic. The walls are lined with an excellent display of attractive wines. The focus of the collection is the kosher boutique wineries. A visit to Nili Wine house is a chance to become acquainted with a wide variety of new wineries.
You won't be tasting the wines on an empty stomach. Breakfast is served from 8 am. Start with a cup of their gourmet coffee. Then try the homemade shakshuka with fresh tomatoes, red peppers, onions, garlic, olive oil and two eggs served with a rustic bread and an individual salad (NIS 54). The Zichrona signature dish includes
a loaf of gabetta bread filled with feta and mozzarella cheese, violet onions, herbs,
tomatoes, and egg baked in the oven (NIS 52).
Nili Wine House has a full menu of excellent lunch and dinner dishes.
Start your meal with the eggplant baked and dressed with techina (NIS 29). Another specialty first course is the Portobelo mushrooms garnished with goat cheese and oven roasted peppers (NIS 39).
Continue on your culinary experience with a salad or a sandwich that are anything but run-of-the-mill.
Try the tuna, marinaded peppers, tomato, salad, and Aioli sauce (NIS 39) or the eggplant, hard egg, organic tehina, pickles, parsley, and piquant sauce (NIS 39).
For something more hearty, consider the pizza or pasta. Again, not your average pizza or pasta. Try pizza with tomatoes, capers, anchovy, and olives (NIS 46) or pizza with tomatoes and 4 special cheeses: mozzarella, goat, ricotta, and Bulgarian (NIS 54).
The French owners are especially expert at preparing quiches (potato and leek, mushroom, goat cheese), fish fried on the plancha then baked in the oven and au gratin dishes (spinach with three cheeses béchamel sauce, spinach, and fish).
No meal is complete without dessert. Try the crème brûlée (NIS 32) or chocolate soufflé (NIS 34).
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