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Published March 20th 2012
If you want a unique cultural experience in Brisbane, divine Israeli/Mediterranean food, plenty of fussing over and a very happy belly at the end of the night (jeans possibly missing the top button), then look no further than Pilpel Catering in Margate.
I admit, it was a bit of a drive from the city, but it turned out to be well worth it. We were waved in by the owner and Head Chef, Adiel, who asked us whether we were vegetarian or had any specific requirements, and promised we'd be "sorted out" - not at all in the Mafia sense, but with all the warmth and hospitality of a Jewish grandmother.
A big jug of fresh traditional lemonade was on the table within minutes. And soon the food was flowing: twenty different salads, pickled vegetables, chatzilim (egg-plant purée), pita bread, hummus, tahini, felafel, lamb shanks, chicken and beef skewers, potato wedges and much more.
With a heavenly dessert and several takeaway containers left-over, we paid around $35 each.
Adiel is used to catering for big Jewish weddings and so it is a perfect place to take a group of friends. Which we did the second time around, and it was a grand success. Make sure you show up with an empty belly!