At the end of a dimly lit, dead-end street (no sign in sight) are two heavy doors; open them and you’ll find THE restaurant which everyone in Tel Aviv is talking about and salivating for. The atmosphere, including classical music at full blast is, is incredible: welcome to the abode of Chef Eyal Shani, a star chef and cooking show judge. Chef Eyal Shani already has an impressive trail of trendy restaurants that people fight to get into. Our waiter patiently tells us in detail about the Chef’s signature dishes. The service is never pressured. The entire team is amiable and good-humored, at once drinking, laughing, cooking and serving. You feel like you’re enjoying a meal with friends. It is quickly apparent that the intention here is to highlight the product, rather than being sophisticated. The focus is on freshness, quality, and seasonal ingredients. In this spirit, the menu changes daily depending on the market and the Chef’s inspiration.
The Maestro performs for those seated at the bar: he delicately assembles, tastes, and puts the final touch on the dish, after his assistant’s energetic preparation. Hasalon which uses only excellent quality ingredients offers intense visual, olfactory and taste pleasures and a high energy vibe. If possible, experience it seated at the bar and from 10:00 pm onwards, and don’t forget to bring a full wallet as this pleasure has a price. Eyal SHANI has got the award of the best entrepreneur and culinary trendsetter.