If you’re visiting Israel, you likely were inspired to come, at least partially, by the long and storied history of the country. Does that curiosity extend to culinary history? If so, make a pilgrimage to Rutenberg, a restaurant that pays homage to the 1000-plus year food story of the Jordan Valley. That means some of the dishes served in the course of this tasting menu event will be derived from recently translated recipes nearly a millennia old. Other dishes experiment with traditional preservation and fermentation techniques, and all make use of produce grown at the restaurant’s garden, or at nearby farms and wineries. The evening starts with a cocktail hour in the restaurant’s garden, after which no more than 20 people (always in either couples or foursomes) sit down in the century-old building that holds Ruternberg for a 3 hour long meal. If that’s too much of a time commitment for you, lunch is shorter and cheaper (see below). Note: Rutenberg can accommodate special diets, so make your limitations known in advance.