Honey & Co, a new restaurant in London, is a true labor of love. According to the new venture's website, it's a labor that was 12 years in the making. Husband and wife team Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich wanted to cook the food 'they grew up with,' the food 'their mothers cooked' and 'the street food they always crave.' This is a journey down memory lane for them, the home comforts of their childhoods.
Authentic Jerusalem food — Photo courtesy of Karen Chan 16
Sarit trained at Butler's Wharf and at the Orrery under Chris Galvin before becoming Head of Pastry at Ottolenghi and executive head chef for Nopi. Itamar says that he trained at various places in Tel Aviv and always creates a lot of mess in the kitchen.
Biscuits on show in Jerusalem — Photo courtesy of Shoshanah
The restaurant has been getting rave reviews from friends who work nearby and who love to go and have a meal whenever they can. Information for this place travels via social media and word of mouth. They hold special themed evenings, but you have to follow them on Twitter or like them on Facebook to find out when that might be.
A reminder of home, nuts in a Jerusalem shop — Photo courtesy of Shoshanah
For food, think scored grilled figs, smokey aubergines and crumbly sour sheep's cheese mixed with a salad of cherry red tomatoes and beautifully scented herbs. The semolina pastries look to die for – shimmery, golden and dripping in syrup. The colors and presentation are amazing; little jewels of deliciousness at every table.