In the heart of Tel-Aviv, ARIA is recommended for those looking to revel in both gastronomic pleasures and great ambiance. The place lives up to its promise: the music is excellent and the mood is typically Tel Aviv, joyful and relaxed. We were slightly overwhelmed by the very dense wine list, and so we choose from the magnificent cocktail menu. The meal highlights the chef’s excellent control of sauces: the very successful, unctuous cream of corn, which turns simple asparagus into a delicious starter, a butter soy sauce, with a delicate thyme lemony flavor to accompany the meager sea bass, and the culmination of the meal, a red plum soup. A genuinely fine dessert, it involves a lot of different techniques including a perfect almond mousse with a skillfully executed white chocolate powder. The overall result is harmonious, light and refreshing.