The food served at Pausa is a blend of the classic European,
Japanese and Israeli styles. We believe in using high quality
ingredients and fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, and herbs
and seasoning freshly picked from our own gardens.
Pausa Inn's grounds are situated in "She'ar Yeshuv",
a small village in the Upper Galilee, surrounded by orchards
whose trees produce apples, pears, nectarines, peaches, apricots,
almonds, figs, avocados, plums, olives, lemons, oranges, grapefruit,
mandarins and kiwi. The close-by Golan Heights are plentiful
in wild forest berries and different kinds of cherry.
The profusion of wine grapes that grow in the northern vineyards
of the Galilee and the Golan Heights have given the surrounding
wine producers a reputation for creating wines of the highest
quality. The local soil and weather conditions are perfect
for growing olive trees, and indeed olive oil that comes from
the region is considered a delicacy.
Yeshuv is very close to one of Israel's most important drinking
water supplies, the Dan River. Pausa Inn's guests enjoy the
clear and refreshing Dan water which adds its own quality
to the teas, the coffee and the locally produced liqueurs
– lemoncello and orange.
The Dan River is also a well-known source of freshwater fish
– Pausa uses locally cultivated carp, trout, catfish,
eel and sturgeon. This offering is supplemented by shipments
of crab and other local shellfish from Faradis Village, on
the beaches of the Mediterranean. The fish menu is completed
and complemented by chilled imported Norwegian salmon.
The Upper Galilee is home to a number of excellent cheesemakers
who supply Pausa with high quality dairy and goat cheeses,
young or cured cheeses with tastes ranging from traditional
and classic, to fresh and original flavors.
Local farms supply Pausa with all that's needed in the department
of fresh meat, be it prime beef or a steady supply of lamb.
Pausa's chef ensures that the menu
is adapted to the weather and will include ingredients that
are currently in season. We think it essential that all of
our guests enjoy their meals and so, we ask you to tell us
of any specific requests you may have, be it personal preferences
(vegetarian perhaps) or allergies to different types of food.
Your hostess, Einat, herself a vegetarian, will ensure that
everyone is well taken care of in this aspect.
The Pausa kitchen uses different oils and fats required for
the preparation of each dish specifically, be they vegetable
oil, olive oil, sunflower oil, butter or cream. Needless to
say, the food at Pausa is Not Kosher.
The meals served on Friday nights
and Holiday Eves progress according to five steps:
open with an appetizer and a glass of one of Pausa's liqueurs,
while our guests get acquainted with each other. On birthdays
or other special occasions, a bottle of champagne is opened.
- The guests are seated at the spacious dinner table, a
wine is selected and the hosts ensure that from that moment
on, no wine glass is left empty. The Hors D'oeuvres are
served – two or three small portions designed to placate
hunger, and allow the diners to enjoy the meal at a relaxed
- Following the Hors D'oeuvres comes the first course, acting
as an introduction to the second (main) course, and allowing
our guests a wider range of culinary experience.
- The main course normally consists of two kinds of meat
or fish, accompanied by various vegetable side dishes.
- The dessert is typically a small, delicate, yet distinctive
tasting summation to the entire meal, enjoyed with the last
sip of wine and followed by fragrant herb teas or strong
and refreshing coffee.
essence of the entire experience can be summed up as "mixed
simplicity". Salads containing vegetables that were picked
minutes before being served, eggs that were gathered specifically
for the meal, freshly caught fish, fruit coming directly from
the tree to the kitchen and the combination of all of these
ingredients into a wide spectrum of exotic, yet wholesome
Pausa's midday meals,
which we like to refer to as Garden Meals, are relatively
informal. They are based on a freeform buffet, with a large
selection of first courses and light wines that perfectly
match the warmer afternoon hours.
are served with homemade products from Pausa's kitchen, some
of which may be purchased by our guests: Lemoncello, orange
liqueur, lemon preserved in olive oil and garlic, garlic cooked
in white wine, honey and chili, our own home-made Prosciutto
di Pausa, a variety of Saucissons (sausages) de Pausa, different
kinds of vegetable pickles, flavored vinegar, a large selection
of jams and other sweet preserves, etc.
Pausa's self-service breakfast
buffets offer various fresh pastries, smoked meats, marinated
fish, cheese platters, home made muesli containing a rich
mixture of dried fruit and granola, simple or rich yogurts,
Pausa's culinary philosophy leads its guests in a satisfyingly
delightful journey of acquaintance with different flavors,
fine dishes and great company.
Pausa - Gourmet Galilee Inn.
Shear Yeshuv 63 D.N.G.E. 12240 Israel. Tel: + 972-54-6904434 Fax: