hot restaurantThe Tent Restaurant on CNN - Sprawling over a hillside above the Shepherds' Fields (where, according to the Bible, angels announced the birth of Jesus) this huge restaurant is a bit of a tour-group fixture and worn at the edges after 18 years.
Yet the tent-style canopy, low tables and striped rugs successfully conjure up Bedouin style while bougainvillea-shrouded terraces add extra appeal.
An enticing menu includes hot and cold meze, tabbouleh and fattoush salads, makdous (baby eggplants pickled with walnuts, garlic and spice), spicy sausages, grills, chicken liver with pomegranate molasses -- plus wine, beer and gurgling nargileh pipes.

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