Michael Bistro is in Moshav Liman, located in the Western Galilee in northern Israel. The restaurant, surrounded by trees and green vegetation, offers a pastoral culinary experience. The moment you turn the engine off and step out of your car you can hear the birds singing. From there you will walk to a cabin which is the restaurant, built and designed mostly from dark wood, sit down at one of the white table cloth covered tables and start enjoying extraordinary dishes made of seasonal and especially fresh raw materials. Every dish reflects the skillful and talented hand of Chef Michael Gertopski, with Italian and French influences. The food is served in an original manner, but more importantly, it is very good. Let the staff recommend a good wine to accompany the meal and listen to the daily specials. In general, we recommend sharing the dishes, because you will want to try as much as you can from the menu. Order the chard leaves stuffed with freekeh and chopped spicy lamb served on slightly sour yogurt. Continue with roast beef smoked in the restaurant and served with egg salad and browned onion, spiced with hyssop along with country bread toast, mustard and fresh vegetables – a true delight! For the main course, order the sea bass fillet served with fresh chopped “Ptitim”-style pasta and asparagus, lemon peel and roasted tomatoes. It is sheer pleasure. The Dessert menu is also rich and varied, and if you are lucky you might be able to try the pistachio tart and fresh cherries, served with mildly sweet cream – a great finale to the entire meal. The only thing you’ll regret is not booking a place in a nearby guesthouse (Zimmer), because the meal will feel like a countryside vacation you won’t want to end.