A really lovely place on the banks of the Tiberiade river with a splendid view of the lake, Magdalena is everything but fast-paced. The maitre d’hotel, also the sommelier, is knowledgeable and generous with his advice and time. In particular he offers accurate, thoughtful information on regional wines. In terms of the food, the pleasure is intense right from the very first bite: Israeli classics are delicately interpreted with an original slant, such as fried cauliflower served with tanguy amba, a Middle Eastern mango-based spice. Our party unanimously loves the Chef’s signature dishes. He adds his own very personal touch to every creation: a marvelous, very aromatic, astringent olive oil to balance the creaminess of the goat cheese sauce, smoked wheat to add originality to lamb chops, a green risotto to contrast with truffle flavored shrimps.. This is a delicious meal, concocted by the very talented, meticulous chef who clearly aims to delight his guests. Magdalena has been elected the best traditional restaurant.