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The meal was lovely (especially the dessert and the fish stew) and the music was excellent. They handled a large crowd including kids very well and made us all feel welcome.
Hello Refaelo, Hi Ofer, thank you for everything, for your hospitality, the great House, the warm welcome, the beautiful ambience - your exceptional culinary arts Refaelo and your musical prodigy Ofer and last but not least thanks to the two great assistants for their support! Thank you my sister, our family and all birthday guests - 14 guests from 9 countries! Thank you for a great MUSICAL MEDITERRANEAN FEAST! Great also the Ofer has rehearsed an extra song to my sister to meet a birthday wish - thank you! Le'Chaim! PS: Your humus is awesome - he has still never tasted so good even on my vacation in Israel as yours - can I have the recipe?
Fue una noche excelente. Gran variedad de platos (mucha comida y buena) gran músico que amenizó la noche. El chef muy atento y el piso muy grande y bien ambientado.
My feedback is only about the first part of welcoming a guest / acting as a host: Invitation and guiding the guests to the venue. The other parts did not follow. I received Refael’s instructions and already on the subway, I discovered that the actual street address shown on Google maps unfortunately was not congruent with the details he provided (half an hour walking distance according to the app). Nevertheless (this can happen with GM), I decided to follow his instructions which, however, were a bit scarce for someone getting there the first time („right next to the xyz metro station“, which is true if ‚right‘ next means the right decision between five streets and 300 m walking distance). After having surrounded the large square around the metro without indicating street signs I called him and received tips like „walk down the street“ (yes, but which one?“) „across the supermarket“ (there are actually two in the closer area plus numerous other shops) and „ask people on the street“ plus the remark „other guests are arriving now“ and „shall I send you the instructions again“. To resume, it wasn’t very helpful, especially since it would have been easy to provide clear and easy indications as I saw when I presumably found the house after having walked around for some more time. This also gave me the opportunity to reflect if I want to be the guest of someone who acts like this. My intuitive answer was: No. – I didn’t bother to provide a feedback until I received his suggestion „we will be very happy if you could write us a review (a good one!)“. Above all, such a business (and the new year) should be based on honesty. P.S. I cannot say anything about food or cleanliness, but have to rate it in order to proceed. So please understand the rating accordingly.