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Those of you who’ve always wanted to hang out at the most exclusive eateries can do so at reduced price – everything being relative - from October 6 until October 17. The foodie website Sheftohal has put together an appetizing list of gourmet restaurants offering, for that limited time, especially menus ranging in price from NIS 139 to NIS 199 per diner (not cheap but certainly less expensive than usual).
Reservations are a must. And while phoning ahead, you might want to ask whether drinks are included in the meal. And about parking, if relevant. Valet parking costs extra.
The full list – in Hebrew - is available at http://sheftohal.rtl.co.il/. The names and phone numbers are provided below.
Among the more familiar restaurants participating in this event is Hamizlala, run by chef Meir Adoni, the man behind Katit Restaurant, one of Israel’s most expensive eateries, now located next door to Hamizlala. Hamizlala is offering a tasting menu for NIS 179 per person. Another famed participant is the Blue Rooster, a favorite meeting place for one-percenters.
Akiko, 17 Abba Ahimeir, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv, 03-6417641
Algonquin, Meshek 21 at Moshav Bnaya (near Ashdod), 03-5201830
Baba Yaga, 12 Hayarkon, Tel Aviv ,03-5167305
Balzac, 11 HaEshel, Ashdod, 08-8536336
Blackstone, 5 Oholiav, Ramat Gan, 03-9300033
Blue Rooster, 10 Nissim Aloni Street, Tower G, Tel Aviv, 03-544-3349
Bluesky, 10 Eliezer Perry, Tel Aviv, 03-5201830
Darna, 3 Horkanus, Jerusalem, 02-6245406
Dixie Rishon Letzion, 20 HaCarmel, Rishon Letzion, 03-6426993
Dixie Tel Aviv, 3 Totzeret Haaretz, Tel Aviv, 03-6966123
Elba, 36 Ibn Gvirol, Tel Aviv, 057-9442789
Endive, Hatayelet 21, West Hotel, Ashdod, 073-2866806
Frame, 2 Raoul Wallenberg, Tel Aviv, 072-270-2450
Helena at the Port, Caesarea Port, 04-6101018
Jaffa-Tel Aviv , 98 Igal Allon, Tel Aviv, 03-6249249
Kalimera, Jaffa Port, Tel Aviv, 03-6823232
Kyoto, 7 Shenkar, Herzliya, 09-9587770
Maraboo, 14 Aba Hillel, Ramat Gan 03-603-6666
Meat, 129.A Sderot HaNasi, Haifa, 057-9443942
Meatos, 2 Weizmann, Tel Aviv, 03-6932002
Mizlala, 57 Nachalat Binyamin, Tel Aviv 057-9344982
Nana, 1 Achad Ha'Am, Tel Aviv, 03-5161915
Pasha, 8 HaArbaa, Tel Aviv, 03-5617778
Rokach 73, 73 Rokach, Tel Aviv, 03-7448844
Rokach Shuk, Jaffa Port, Tel Aviv, 03-7162757
Rokach Yam, Jaffa Port, Tel Aviv, 03-6294141/2
Racha, 6 Havazzelet, Jerusalem, 02-5376600
Sergos, 8 Hamalacha,Tel Aviv, 03-5615121
Shine & Sharp, 65 Igal Allon, Tel Aviv, 03-5364755
Tiger Lilly, 3 Achad Ha'am, Tel Aviv, 03-5757477
Titura, 15 Shdera Merkazit, Modiin, 08-9761499
Uri Buri, 2 Hahagana, Acre (Akko), 04-9552212
Yakimono, 19 Rothschild, Tel Aviv, 03-5175171