Sitting on the covered terrace of Shiri's Bistro, sipping wine and watching the sun set over the Hula Valley, the Golan Heights and Mount Hermon is truly breath taking.
A rustic French bistro with Mediterranean influences, using local produce and flavours in the old restoration site of Rosh Pina, is the pride of Shiri Friedman, who studied the art of French cuisine with Michelin starred chef Bernard Loiseau in Paris, before returning to open Shiri's Bistro.
We chose to eat outside on the terrace with the smell of jasmine wafting through the air, and a buzz coming from this busy restaurant a warm Spring evening. The large round Moroccan blue mosaic table was set with blue and white flowers in a simple glass vase and the menu comprehensive.
The roasted aubergine with lemon, garlic and feta cheese scattered with fresh oregano and served with the starter special of falafel was truly delicious and tasted even better as accompanied by a basket of freshly baked house breads and rolls to mop up the juices. By the same token the stuffed mushrooms with goats cheese and topped with nuts and thyme breadcrumbs was a excellent choice, leaving us very excited about the mains to follow.
Both the meat and fish mains did not disappoint, fresh fish served with a ratatouille and a delightful seafood risotto were both excellently executed and full of flavour, but the smoked goose breast served with sliced baked potatoes and white horseradish, really was a triumph.
The dessert menu wasn't exhaustive, the chocolate mousse cake, light and creamy and the apple crumble slice was a welcome fresh taste to finish our meal.
Shiri's Bistro was a great find, lovely views, delicious food, great service and competitively priced....well worth a visiting when in the Galil.