Capital Cool: J'lem is in the mood for dancing, romancing

Tu Be'av is a great opportunity to take a loved one out and spoil him or her over a romantic dinner - or to meet someone new around town.

By GOJERUSALEM.COM
August 14, 2011 09:53
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HaTza'atzua on Tu Be'av

HaTza'atzua. (photo credit: Courtesy of HaTza'atzua)

 
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Sunday evening brings Tu Be'av and its many celebrations to Jerusalem. Tu Be’av (15th of Av), also known as Hag Ha’ahava (the Holiday of Love), is more than just an imitation of Valentine’s Day.

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Although the holiday has ancient origins, nowadays it's a great opportunity to take a loved one out and spoil him or her over a romantic dinner - or to meet someone new around town. Below are some of Jerusalem's best deals, offers and parties.



Romantic fixed menu deals for two are being served at restaurants all around the city.

At Brasserie, camembert-stuffed calamari accompanies ceviche beef fillet with green mango vinaigrette, along with several additional courses.

Rooftop's special menu includes grilled lamb chops with couscous and eggplant and goose liver pate with cherry jam and toasted brioche.

Mamilla Cafe is also offering a special menu as well as other treats throughout the evening. After dinner, head on over to the Mamilla Hotel's swanky Mirror Bar, where everyone receives a complementary "Mirror Royale" cocktail, consisting of cava with crème de cassis and berries.



Scala on the other hand will be rolling out a series of themed a la carte specials as chef Oren Yerushalmi cooks up the best food money can buy.



Elsewhere, including Joy, La Boca, Montefiore and Angelica, the usual menus are augmented by free libations.



Those looking for wholesome love can attend the Two Be'av festival at the "Ginot Ha'ir" community center in the German Colony. Program highlights include an opening performance by Evyatar Banai as well as an acting workshop and a pasta dinner with wine. Naughtier love may or may not be found at HaTza'atzua, where DJ sets and drink specials set the tone.

A romantically lit Tower of David welcomes the music of Einat Sarouf, with a set of love songs in honor of Tu Be'av on Sunday. Known for her entrancing nostalgic revue performances, Sarouf's alto covers the gamut of ballads and classic folk sing-alongs.

And if timely special offers aren't your thing, then check out our picks for the best possible dates in Jerusalem, no matter if you're meeting your love interest for the first time ever or the thousandth time.

With thousands of pages covering everything there is to see and enjoy in the Holy City, GoJerusalem.com is the most comprehensive and dynamic resource available for Jerusalem.

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