Yafo-Tel Aviv is a popular and renowned culinary establishment in the city of Tel Aviv, overseen by the highly acclaimed Master Chef Haim Cohen, known by any food lover in Israel. The restaurant’s design reflects the menu and general line – on the one hand, a rough, urban up-to-date vibe; and on the other, nostalgic elements reminiscent of good old Tel Aviv. In addition, a big stone oven stands out at the center of the restaurant, indicating the culinary experience that awaits the diner. Indeed, it is a holistic experience featuring excellent service, an exceptional wine menu and dishes influenced by different phases of Cohen’s life – like his mother’s Middle Eastern kitchen, or his studies in France – made with fresh local ingredients. Kick off your meal with a hot focaccia fragrant of rosemary and glazed with olive oil, served with Har Bracha tahini. For a starter, order the Shoshbrak filled with labaneh cheese and hot yogurt sauce, with fresh hyssop Zaatar on the top; or ask for the nostalgic herring, served with sweet and soft challah bread, sour cream, tomatoes and green onions. For the main course, share the famous gnocchi with spinach and Hameiri cheese, or order one of the fish dishes, like the Labrax fillet, which is served with tomato sauce, vegetables and potato cream. Finish with something from the spectacular dessert menu offering the likes of vanilla and pear profiteroles in a variety of flavors and textures, Kanafeh for two and Pink Ballerina – raspberry crémeux, raspberry jelly, raspberry Chantilly and red fruits.
Award 2020 for the pastry chef (Shahar Peleg) of the year