Chef Nir Mesika grew up in Israel but can trace his ancestry to Egypt and Morocco. Mesika’s grandfather, a highly regarded pastry chef born in Morocco, immigrated to Israel where he opened his own bakery. Nir’s grandmother oversaw a household of nine children, with the older siblings learning to cook for the younger ones. His mother became an excellent cook and over time imparted her recipes and culinary secrets on her son. The memories of his cooking with her and of ancient Moroccan flavors still inform his cooking today, providing diners with a cross-cultural experience.
Mesika’s food is inspired by traditional Jewish cuisines, but with a twist; it’s all about taking the classics — what he grew up on — and melding it with his own interpretations based on his experiences and culinary style”.
We are all different.
We all see life from different angles, and want different things.
The one thing in life that we all share is the need of food; some eat merely in order to survive, while others passionately live to eat.
I see food as a source of life, not just in the physical way, but also in a deeper way as a source of energy, happiness, family and closeness to others. Food brings people closer, it bridges between religions, cultures, ethnicities and races. Food is genderless. Food cannot speak for itself, but it can make you speechless, or on the contrary, it can make you scream, or cry.
“Diners may argue about which of Timna's divine dishes is the most memorable, but almost everything whipped up by Chef Nir Mesika will have you buzzing.”
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