A Trip to Jerusalem

The other day, after wining with Janet, Bob, Mike and Lauren, we took a trip to Jerusalem – the restaurant in Denver that is. I wish we were really going to Jerusalem, but that will just have to wait for another time, although Janet and Bob will be going for real in March. I can’t wait to hear all about their fun adventures.

Jerusalem is a Middle Eastern restaurant centrally located in Denver. Jerusalem Restaurant is a family-owned business that has been serving authentic Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine in Denver for over three decades. Jerusalem Restaurant is acclaimed for their authentic Mediterranean/Middle Eastern cuisine, warm hospitality and lively ambiance.

Jerusalem Restaurant provides traditional recipes that contain robust flavors of the Mediterranean region prepared with the freshest ingredients obtained locally.

We dined upstairs. The walls were decorated with tent-like materials and was authentic Middle Eastern design. Normally that would have been very charming, however, it was bitter cold outside, and unfortunately, we were all freezing, but that is no reflection upon the restaurant itself. Jerusalem has no control over the weather or Mother Nature. The food was delicious and despite the weather, we all had a good time.

We ordered a variety of things and we all sampled everything. We started off with some hummus and pita bread. The hummus was so smooth and creamy.

Mike and Lauren started off with a bowl of lentil soup.

We also ordered a couple of plates of sambusa that were deep-fried potato and spice pockets. They just melted in our mouths.

There were a few gyros ordered around the table, some chicken and some beef/lamb. The meat was very tender and flavorful. Some had deliciously crisp, perfectly fried French fries on the side, and Bob order fatoush as a side dish.

Fatoush is a salad made from tomatoes, onions, and cucumbers all mixed together and spiced perfectly with Mediterranean spices and garlic.

Janet and I shared a mixed vegetarian platter with more hummus, baba ganouj, falafels, more French fries, tabbouleh, dolmas and rice. We think we had the best deal because we got a lot of variety.

Everything was delicious and we all had a fun time. Because we all shared and sampled, none of us ate too much, and we all saved a little room for dessert later. They had a wide variety of Middle Eastern desserts from which to choose. All were delicacies, which made it hard to choose just one. There were a few variations of baklava, which is definitely a weakness of mine. We decided upon one of the baklava desserts. It was light and flaky and just perfect.

Jerusalem is a small restaurant with seating areas downstairs, upstairs, and weather permitting, outside too. They also have a thriving take-out business as well. They are located at 1890 East Evans Avenue, in Southeast Denver. You can walk in our call ahead. Their phone number is (303) 777-8828.

It’s always so much fun when all our friends are adventurous foodies like us. Every time we go out, we always have new culinary adventures and make very tasty memories. And no matter what we do, we always have a great time together. Life is very good indeed, and not to mention, very tasty as well:)

Have a great day Everyone. Stay safe and stay well. ‘Til next time.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

23 thoughts on “A Trip to Jerusalem”

      1. You all were as close as you could get to Jerusalem. Your hearts were in the right place in SPIRIT you were definitely there in Jerusalem.

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