Rachel and I had a lovely dinner out. I acquired a deeply discounted coupon for Little Eucalyptus, an expensive restaurant in Jerusalem.
They are very original. They start the meal with a lecture about all the spices they hand pick from around Jerusalem and the traditional methods of cooking they employ. Then they infuse dozens of small dishes with elegant arrays of each of these spices, each presented with a mini-lecture and an assortment of drinks.
Earlier this week we went to see Henry V presented by a new company calling itself the Jerusalem Shakespeare theater group. Seven people did the entire play, each one playing a dozen roles.
There goes our culture budget for a few months. but if you're going to do it, you may as well do it right.