Messa restaurant and bar is one of the most legendary and award winning Chef Restaurants in Tel Aviv. Chef Aviv Moshe’s style of cuisine is based on French and Italian classic techniques and incorporates flavours and textures from the Middle East and Far East. Messa restaurant and bar is located near Tel Aviv’s’ Cinematheque. The interior setting and contemporary design is elegant and inviting. The main dining area consists of two large communal tables creating a more open and sharing (family style) atmosphere as well several more intimate seating areas. The well-designed wine menu lists the world’s main wine regions with some great vintages.
The menu highlights some “classics” with a modern twist and interpretation. Starting with the interesting pan seared foie gras (Goose liver) served with a white "Valrhona" chocolate lemon sauce and a shot of "Sassy Chocolate". Other appetizers include the veal sweetbread with sweet potato tortellini, sunchocke (Jerusalem artichoke) cream and pearl onions as well Tofu Shawarma and sea fish sashimi Mesa style. Main courses range from European classics to more Middle Eastern influenced dishes. The pan fried sea bass fillets served with shallot ravioli and porcini foam is well prepared with balanced flavours. The full flavoured seafood couscous is delicious. Other main courses include lamb chops with veal sweet bread and cheek strudel with lemon fondue and gnocchi as well the Tornado Rossini with truffle cream and merlot broth.
The PSST! Before or after dinner have a drink at Messa’s bar just next door, adjunct to the restaurant.