Famed Tel Aviv restaurant Raphael closes amid mystery over embezzled funds
Chef and founder Rafi Cohen claims that money was being stolen from the restaurant, but staff tell a different tale.
Tel Aviv’s Raphael, founded in 2001 and long considered one of Israel’s finest restaurants, shut its doors suddenly over the weekend. Hopeful diners who called to make reservations were greeted with a message claiming “computer problems” and promising that the establishment will reopen on May 1. “In the meantime, we’re renovating and changing the menu,” the taped...
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