Chef and owner Moshe Basson is famous within and beyond Israel as a "food archaeologist" who reinvents Jerusalem home-style dishes that span cultures and traditions. Basson has won awards all the world for his stunning rustic Middle Eastern dishes and his skills can be appreciated at Eucalyptus which is located in the Artist Colony in Hutzot HaYotzer.
The ingredients used by Basson are all native to Israel and Basson's work extends beyond the kitchen; he ventures out in the wild to search for weird and wonderful native plants to incorporate into the haute cuisine that he creates. The menu is seasonal and Basson's sense of experimentation means that changes are a normal occurrence. However regular standbys include ma'aluba (a chicken, rice and vegetable dish), stuffed sage leaves, Middle Eastern meatballs, eggplant in all it's varieties, a plethora of vegetarian dishes and if you’re lucky, Moshe's international award-winning couscous.
Eucalyptus is, without a doubt, one of the finest dining experiences that Jerusalem has to offer.
address: 14 Hativat Yerushalayim (Artist Colony of Hutzot HaYotzer)
Open Hours: Sun-Thu 12:00-00:00, Fri 10:00- one hour before sundown, Sat one hour after sundown-00:00
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