Dinner at The Manta Ray in Tel Aviv

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The Manta Ray is Tel Aviv is right in the Mediterranean Sea, and I had the pleasure of meeting my old investor in Israel and his two partners for a sunset dinner as we watch the sun go down. The restaurant is just a short walk from the hotel and this was out second annual meal there as they like to know about properties first. We of course agreed to meet again there next year. The menu is great and I had the hard decision to either go with the tuna or the blue bream but being a tuna fanatic I couldn't resist and it did not disappoint. FYI, Israeli wines are outstanding and a growing industry. I really wasn't that hungry because I had eaten lunch at Puaa in the Jaffa flea market, a place I discovered last year. In honor if Roy Kelly's love of beer I again had a Palestinian beer called Taybeh Golden Lager that is brewed according to Old German standards and Roy, if it comes your way you won't be disappointed. 

The conversation turned to real estate but of course you can't help to discuss some politics but we kept that to a minimum. Mostly it was about value systems and friendship so you can't go wrong on those topics. After dinner the talk turned to what they should buy and we agreed on my recommendations. It is a wonderful feeling being trusted by investors over 6700 miles away, but we have delivered on our promises with them for fourteen years. Then the most important topic camp, what's for dessert? On this we couldn't completely agree so like any intelligent folk we ordered three different ones. The creme brulee was unique and great, their homemade ice cream which was a bit mocha and done the french way with a taste of flower in it was also excellent. But the topper was their take on chocolate mousse and this was done as you can see over the top and featured three different flavors. As I said you can't go wrong eating about anywhere in Israel but you add in the sunset over the sea with people you truly like and even they were taking pictures of the sunset, and you have business not as usual, but business that is an absolute pleasure.

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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
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Joe,

 What a wonderful trip you have me ready to pack and go! I am not kidding. It is a pleasure to deal with great investors who trust you because you have delivered in the past! I am glad you are having a successful trip!

Jul 09, 2018 12:20 PM #1
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I'm drooling here, Joe. Although I would have been tempted to go directly to the deserts. What is that dish? Looks like tuna soaking in cheese sauce with broccoli and a burned carrot surrounded by peppercorns, LOL. Tell me that's not true.

Jul 09, 2018 02:29 PM #2
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Not fair!  We have to see pictures and hear about your scrumptious meals and  then throw in a sunset too!  You're living the good life.

Jul 09, 2018 05:20 PM #3
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Hi Joe- it sounds like you're having a productive trip and I congratulate you for doing what every sane person should do when forced with the decision of which dessert to pick...choose as many as you can and share!

Jul 09, 2018 06:14 PM #4
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My sister loves the flea markets there Joe Pryor looks like you are enjoying the food  -- Looking forward to your next post "L"Chaim

Jul 09, 2018 06:58 PM #5
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James Dray
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Morning Joe.

You make those sound so good, I would go there just for the food, that is if I could afford it.

Jul 10, 2018 02:18 AM #6
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Beth Atalay
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Hi Joe Pryor, beautiful pictures, you're in a great place! 

Jul 10, 2018 09:12 AM #7
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Those special dishes look scrumptious, Joe.  I'm a little envious!  Enjoy your travels.

Jul 10, 2018 01:47 PM #8
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It looks really good and making me want to try some of those dishes. I am glad you are enjoying your trip.

Jul 11, 2018 07:17 PM #9
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Joe,

You inspired me to cook some Middle Eastern food, and I made a tabbouli, and we also had hummous with it.  A

Jul 12, 2018 05:37 AM #10
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
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Joe,

 I wanted a view of the beach and a pic of some good food so I remembered this blog! I hope you are having a good week!

Jul 16, 2018 12:05 PM #11
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Joe how did I miss this great post and it is well past dinner time here in LA but I could eat again seeing the picture:)Endre

Oct 12, 2018 11:23 PM #12
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