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Standouts are the red tuna sashimi with wheat salad, coriander, olives, and orange; and shrimp with raw spinach, mushrooms, and corn foam.

Night Walkers. Artisans practice medieval crafts in the reconstructed market area, and you can traverse a Templar tunnel that connects the fortress to the beach. Remarkably well preserved and restored, this fortress was discovered only in 1990.

AKKO, THE KINGDOM OF KNIGHTS We took a trip to Akko — known as “Acre” in English — an ancient coastal city in Northeast Israel known for its wellpreserved Old City walls. The city sits on a natural harbor of Haifa Bay, with a population consisting of Jews, Muslims, Christians, Druze, and Behais, and it is the holiest city of the Bahais faith. The Old City — within the walls — dates back thousands of years and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Akko is beautiful, with the feel of Dubrovnik, and the charming city is filled with narrow streets. It has a terrific market famous for handmade sweets and arguably the best hummus in all of Israel. Top Chef’s Gail Simmons said, “Sweets in the Akko market feature the vibrant colors and the exotic flavors of Israel, including layers of pâté de fruit and marshmallows. The Kingdom of Knights is a restored archeological site dating back to the Crusades. Filled with castle-like arched stone rooms, it makes you feel like you’re in an episode of Game of Thrones without the SocialLifeMagazine.com

SARONA MARKET We took a tour of Sarona Market, a one-stop shop for gourmet food stores. Tel Aviv’s newest and largest gourmet food emporium is a 90,000 square-foot indoor temple devoted to all things culinary — think of it as Tel Aviv’s version of Chelsea Market. Established in 2017 and set in a former Templar colony compound, it contains many shops and eateries, including outlets of some of Israel’s most famous institutions. You’ll find hummus from Abu Hassan in Jaffa and delectable cheeses from Jerusalem’s Basher Fromagerie. If you’re craving otherthan-Israeli cuisine, you’re all set here as there are bites from around the world, from ramen noodles to waffles to Asian buns. Right outside the market, dozens of vendors have set up shop, so you can munch on your snacks while browsing books, clothing, and crafts, or relax in one of the grassy areas interspersed throughout the area.

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Social Life - August 2019 - Jean Shafiroff  

Social Life Magazine is the premier luxury publication for the Hamptons, celebrating 16 years of print. This issue features Jean Shafiroff.

Social Life - August 2019 - Jean Shafiroff  

Social Life Magazine is the premier luxury publication for the Hamptons, celebrating 16 years of print. This issue features Jean Shafiroff.