Wine is a very important part of life in the Golan Heights, but the region is also known for its top-quality meat restaurants. A new type of eating experience that is becoming popular is being hosted in the private homes of chefs. One such place is HaChef HaYoshev, a.k.a. Guy Elazari and his wife Liat. Guy received this nickname (“the Seated Chef”) since he gets around in a wheelchair. Guy and Liat prepare all the food in their home in Kela Alon and serve guests in their dining room or garden (weather permitting).
They use only the best cuts of meat and locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables and olive oil. They can accommodate groups up to 20 people and Guy is known for his entertaining stories and exciting conversations with guests. Meals, which are held only twice a month and are accompanied by Bazelet wines, cost NIS 250 to NIS 350 per person.
Guy Elazari: 054-755-3333
Location: Northern Golan Heights
Type: Hiking with option for overnight stay
Season: All year
Level: Easy, appropriate for couples and families Directions to Big Juba: When you reach Odem Forest Intersection, turn onto Road 978 toward Moshav Odem. About 200 meters before you reach the moshav, turn right and park your car. Follow the black trail markers. Directions to Ayalim Forest: Turn right at Mahanayim Intersection. Drive along Road 978 and follow signs for Moshav Odem.