One of the last of the Romanov dynasty comes to dinner in Israel. He's certainly a part of the story of the country: it was a century of persecution by the Tsarist government of Russia that created the clamor for the return to Zion.
Prince Dimitri Romanov was born in 1926,  years after Bolshevik revolutionaries murdered the last czar of Russia and his family at Ekaterinburg and threw their bodies into an abandoned mine shaft. The surviving Romanov duchesses and grand dukes and the rest of the extended royal family, including Dimitri’s father, Prince Roman Petrovich, fled Russia, never to return.
Romanov and his wife, Princess Dorrit, who wore an elegant salmon dress and golden slippers, were early in a 36-hour sojourn in the country …. They were being given a whirlwind tour of which the dinner — at an unmarked and luxurious establishment called Spoons, near Montefiore’s windmill — was part.
By the way, I've had dinner at Spoons myself and must salute the dynasty's fine culinary taste.