Tu Bishvat marks the new year of the
trees and plants.
As always in Jewish holidays there are specialty dishes and many songs that go along with this day.
In our menu you can find that all dishes showcase the bounty of the wonderful fruit, vegetables, grains, legumes and many of the seven species. As for the songs I’m adding a playlist for some of my favorite songs for you all to enjoy. I’d like to focus on one song that brings together three of Israel’s most beloved artists to create one of Israel’s most played songs and is considered a heritage asset. The poet - Nathan Zach that passed away this last November The composer - Shalom Hanoch And the singer - Nurit Galron The song is called:
כִּי הָאָדָם עֵץ הַשָּׂדֶה
“For Man is a Tree of the Field”
This song was written in 1981.
Nathan Zach quotes the Torah passage from Deuteronomy 20:19, some interprets this passage as a question. The tree has roots that go deep into the ground from which it emerges. It knows well where it came from, and from there it nourishes itself. The tree has a clear goal, to reach for the sky, to emerge into the light, to expand through its branches and transcend through its new seeds.
So, are we like the tree of the field?
For Tu Bisvat Dinner I’d like to highlight special desserts. And we have a few interesting dishes for you to taste, like the fennel confiture with a touch of ouzo, or the dates stuffed with pistachios and wasabi. Yes, wasabi! It really makes an impactful sensation on your testbuds.