Located in the very elegant Norman Hotel, Alena offers a Mediterranean menu with a few Italian influences. The service is remarkable, and includes a car park assistant, which is very rare for Tel Aviv. The grilled but still slightly crisp asparagus with a lovely pureed broccoli and smooth almond cream is perfect. The broccoli is just right without killing the flavor of the asparagus. The leek tarte tatin is original with thyme, sage and slightly grilled goat cheese. We expected a rustic, classical dish and instead it is a very interesting combination of flavors and textures. The tortellini are stuffed with a delicious charred eggplant giving them a subtle smoky flavor that goes perfectly with the zaatar and parmesan sauce. The chef also does honor to the desserts: a superb Nemesis made with excellent chocolate, or panna cotta made from goat cheese and refreshingly served with a few strawberries. This is an excellent restaurant with a refined setting. The cocktails are excellent and the wine list is extensive.