|St. Peter's fish - photo from Wikipedia|
Because of the story, it is traditional (and fun) to open the fish's mouth to check for a coin. I didn't order the fish this time, since I'd eaten it on my previous trip to Israel. Others in our group did order it and check the mouth, but no one found a shekel.
|Israeli New Shekel - photo from Wikipedia|
I learned later that the fish was probably not the same one in the Bible account. Most restaurants use farm-raised tilapia instead, due to the reduced numbers of the St. Peter's fish population.
The food was delicious, although I don't remember what I ordered. I do remember the salad bar, however, and it was just wonderful. Again, the fresh fruits and vegetables in Israel are really fresh and taste so good.
I didn't take any pictures at the restaurant, but I did want to share this pic of a friend who had the fish dinner on her recent trip to Israel. I crack up every time I see the expression on her face when she saw that whole fish on the platter. Can't you just hear her saying, "Oh, no...." ?
If you visit Israel, be sure to try this dinner. It's part of the whole Israeli experience.
Next stop was Caesaria Philippi, and I'll have lots of photos for you next week. It is such a beautiful spot.
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