Tishreen Restaurant, Nazareth, Northern Israel

Tishreen RestaurantOld Wood Burning OvenImmediately on entering Tishreen, in Nazareth, (Israell) known for their wood oven and their innovative cooking, we expected pizza. Instead the two partners and their wonderful chef are known for modern Mediterranean foods (they don’t like the overused word, fusion) as well as traditional dishes. Very soon table was filled with the traditional starters of hummus, eggplant etc.

Certainly considered one of the great restaurants among the 30 that are available in the ‘cradle of Christianity’, the city where Christ spent his young years, the restaurant was filled with locals, both Israeli and Arabs, eating, laughing, talking about their choices and making all the bad news between these nationalities suddenly seemed irrelevant.

Stuffed MushroomsHummussssTabulahOne of the recipes that stood out was Chicken breast in plum and coffee sauce.


I just had to have it for  www.indulgedtraveler.com and Foad Abd Allah and Ehsan Ghinen didn’t disappoint.  The presentation was also clever…a large platter with a demi tasse on its side and some coffee beans spilling out.


Chicken Breast Plum Sauce


1 tbs butter

1/2 pound (250 grams) of chicken breast cut into chunks

salt ad pepper to  taste

1 tsp roasted coffee beans

1/2 tsp ground ad roasted coffee beans

3 dried apricots, halved

1 tbs raisins

1/4 cup red wine

1/4 cup beef stock

1/4 plum juice:



Marinate the dried fruit in the wine for 30 minutes

Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat

Add the chicken chunks and fry until golden and cooked through.

Add the ground and powdered coffee

Remove the dried fruit from the marinade and add to the skillet together with the beef stock and plum juice


Bring to a boil and remove from heat.


Delicious and easy.  Al-Bishara 609 Nazareth   tishreeno4@yahoo.com



Tishreen Restaurant,  Nazareth, Northern Israel