Israel is a morning country. Runners pack the paths at daybreak, hotel breakfasts begin at 6:30 and the rumble of traffic starts even earlier. Naturally, breakfast is the Main Event at most hotels where lavish buffets are offered daily. There are several stations: fruit, vegetable, cheese, fish, a cereal bar/grain (matzos this week), hot dishes like pancakes, eggs and potatoes and… the ubiquitous array of sweets. The challenge is in choosing of course. I try to limit my take to vegetables and grains. Still, I end up with a mish mash (the word’s origins are from Hebrew). Here’s what I chose on four separate mornings at the David Intercontinental Hotel in Tel Aviv(top two) and at the David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem (bottom two).
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