Earlier today the boss and I went to Paulina (ice cream heaven) in Eilat and were looking forward to dinner at Pastory. We'd tried to get a table last night but it was fully booked so we made a reservation for tonight. So glad we did.
We had a table outside (simple sidewalk, nothing fancy-no great view) but a good spot for a touch of people watching accompanied by a 17 year-old guitarist who 'doodled' beautifully on an electric pickup acoustic guitar: an ideal musical accompaniment.
Ariel, our server, was knowledgeable, friendly and diligent. We drank an Italian pinot grigio and the boss chose a stone baked tuna pizza. I almost went for a spinach and goat's cheese pizza, but having seen a bowl of what looked like home made fettuccine I opted for the fettuccine verdura; a superb, simple creation of light, perfectly cooked pasta with a sauce of asparagus, artichokes, garlic, olive oil, parsley and basil - all beautifully combined.
Somehow the boss found room for dessert (more chocolate!), actually a nutella mousse kind of affair, which Ariel said that if he didn't like it, she'd pay for it! NO CHANCE!! He polished it off in short order...
At the end of the meal I asked for the menu again (I wanted to check the ingredients of the pasta sauce). We were swiftly joined by Pastory's manager, who told us how he came to be there (a Hungarian who'd spent 8 years in hospitality in the Cayman islands). Not only was he happy to chat (and we were happy to listen and join in), he also listed the ingredients.
Long and short, a fabulous dinner topping off the best culinary day of my life.