An Oct. 27, Jerusalem Post article described Costanza's visit thusly:
Basson, who owns the restaurant, is a member of "Chefs for Peace," an association that organizes meetings between Israeli and Palestinian chefs.
The dinner was organized by One Voice, a group that wants to bridge the two sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in support of a two state solution.
Basson demonstrated also demonstrated the "makluba" serving tradition, in which the chef turns the pot seven times, waves his hands over it, and makes a wish before pouring the meal onto the serving plate.
Alexander, known for his versatility and range, added his comedic antics to the ritual for good measure.