We took the time to just walk around some after our meal and enjoy the village, the sunset was spectacular, but even seeing the village from this vantage point shining its lights into the night was beautiful.
The owners of the CAVE are from Lebanon. They arrived in Israel when the Lebanese Christians and Druze were attacked by the Moslem terrorists there. Many families sought aslyum here in Israel..Today they own this small restaurant in Peki'in and are always willing to sit down and talk to people who are interested.
Don't forget to tell Rabbiyah that we said hi from Arad.
Favorite Dish: Favorite Dish...well have not tried them all so do not yet have a favorite, let me go back there several more times and will keep this updated ^O^.
But it was truly a good experience not only sampling the food from Lebanon, but also learning about it.
As I was telling you the owners are super friendly...but only if you show them that you are interested..we sat down a few minutes before another couple left and they showed no signs of speaking with them...but we not only spoke with them, they sat down with us and even invited me into the kitchen to help with some of the preparation and to show me how they make some of their ethnic dishes... It IS worth your time to talk to them.
Favorite Dish: Oh yes and the food was also good, almost forgot ^O^
This is the type of encounter that we enjoy. We first met Rabbiyah in his restaurant "The Cave" in Pekien. As often happens when we travel we tend to meet people and this time it was Rabbiyah...after visiting his restaurant several times over the years when we would visit the north of Israel and stay at the Druze village of Beit Jann, we became well acquainted and on our last visit with our friends Nathalie and Rob, Rabbiyah invited us to his home for a meal.
We spent half a day there, from coffee to meal with wine and freshly picked grapes from his terrace vines, it was a wonderful day spent with friends sharing.