Taste of Israel – what to expect for breakfast when you visit, and your chance to win a pair of return flights courtesy of Monarch

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and in Israel you will find the biggest, freshest and healthiest breakfasts around!
According to Visit Israel, typical Israeli breakfast consists of coffee, freshly squeezed juice of your choice, a selection of cheeses, fresh salads, freshly baked bread, eggs how you like them and smoked salmon or tuna.

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Part of the Israeli breakfast experience is Shakshuka, a national favourite. This authentic dish is eggs poached in an aromatic tomato sauce with fresh spices and herbs, simple in its construct but totally delicious! Served with breads and salads it is ‘must try’ when in Israel.

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Due to the Israel’s highly successful agriculture industry and fertile land, most of the fruit, vegetables and dairy products are distributed around the country daily ensuring you everything you eat has been freshly grown from the surrounding farms – and you can really taste it!
Israeli breakfasts doesn’t just have to be a morning affair. In addition to the many hotels that offer enormous breakfast buffets, many restaurants and cafes serve a traditional Israeli breakfast spread at any time during the day or night, if the mood strikes.

Breakfast in Galilee

But the food experience doesn’t stop there, Israeli’s love food and it’s central to most celebrations or activities. Food is celebrated everywhere you go from the incredible markets where the food is local and incredibly fresh to the food tours you can experience within and get to sample the delicious treats whilst gaining a great understanding of the history of the area, wherever that maybe in Israel.The options are endless and the depth to Israeli food culture goes far beyond breakfast. Food is part of the essence of israel. From the street food we all know and love, to the most incredible food revolutions going on all the time from the coffee culture to sushi and veganism to the renewed appreciation for home cooking , where traditional foods are now being served in the finest restaurants giving a respectful nod to the heritage of the land. This is eclectic melting-pot of flavours, is just a small example of what Israel has to offer as your next holiday destination.

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Win a pair of flights with Monarch to Tel Aviv or Eilat!

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We’ve teamed up with scheduled leisure airline Monarch to offer one lucky Gefiltefest ticket holder the chance to win a pair of flights on the airline’s route to Tel Aviv or Ovda, the gateway to Eilat from London Luton Airport, or to Tel Aviv from Manchester. The route launched back in December 2015 and offer three flights a week to Tel Aviv year round and one flight a week to Ovda during the winter from London. Manchester to Tel Aviv is a new route which launched on the 19th April. There are three flights a week operating to Tel Aviv from Manchester.

To be in with a chance of winning simply buy tickets for Gefiltefest 2016 at www.jw3.org.uk/gefiltefest or call the box office on 0207 433 8988.

Monarch Airlines is a leading UK-based scheduled leisure airline operating from 5 bases in the UK – London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds Bradford and London Luton, where it is headquartered.

Monarch operates flights to holiday destinations principally around the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands and to ski destinations in winter. All Monarch customers are allocated a seat at check-in but for those wishing to select where in the cabin they sit, seats can be pre-booked and for customers looking for added comfort, extra legroom seats are also available offering up to six inches of extra space. Monarch aims to provide choice, value and superior customer care.

Full terms and conditions www.gefiltefest.org/monarch

Details of flights can be found at www.monarch.co.uk/israel/flights