After just too many delays, I was finally able to take my friend out for her birthday yesterday. We met at the Israel Museum's Mansfeld dairy restaurant/coffee shop, which is in its entrance. Yes, that means that you don't have to pay admission to eat there and parking is free. Mansfeld is strictly kosher, and the food is fresh and delicious. Prices are very reasonable, too. We both ordered the Quiche of the Day, which was spinach and came with a perfect salad.
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After having a pleasant and relaxing meal, we decided to go into the Museum. As "seniors," entrance is half price, and there are other discounts; click for information, even though basic entrance fee is very reasonable especially considering that you can easily spend a day or more wandering around. There's so much to see. As we entered, we saw a sign about gallery tours and realized that we had just missed the beginning of a free "art tour" in English. A helpful museum volunteer got us close to where the tour was, so we were able to find and join it.
It was fascinating and the perfect dessert for my friend's birthday celebration. Here are some photos:
Rain or shine, nothing is more fun, enjoyable or interesting than the Israel Museum!