A heavenly munch is eating a Pastel lunch in Tel Aviv ! Not that we lack delightful restaurants in Tel Aviv, but this eatery is sweetly super! To be perfectly honest this was my second visit to this restaurant. My first experience was not enjoyable but Sweet hubby convinced me that it was worth another taste. A new chef had come on board, the creative Hilel Tavakuli, and in this case wiped the menu clean. And what a magically menu it is! Each dish splendidly tempting and mouthwatering, accompanied with a list of inventive refreshing cocktails.
The restaurant itself in the complex of the Museum of Art in Tel Aviv has one of the most beautiful interiors in a Tel Aviv eatery. Based in the Herta and Paul Amir Building the downward stairs lead to a patio of canopied outside seating. Inside is spacious and airy, with a full window frontage viewing the patio. The long heavy bar centered in the large space gives volume and rich color to the white architectural ceiling. Elegant tables dressed with white napkins add to the relaxed elegance. This award winning interior was designed by Baranowitz and Kronenberg.
As Sweet man and I decided to indulge in a midday meal we were lucky enough to get the business deal. This is where you pay for the main course which is inclusive of a starter and soft drink. The choice was superb. We began by ordering the beautiful beet gazpacho, a smooth refreshing soup laced with soft goats cheese & sweet beet cubes. A Caprese salad with roasted tomatoes , fat creamy mozzarella & a fine sauce infused with basil seeds looking like passionfruit! For
The choice was superb. We began by ordering the beautiful beet gazpacho, a smooth refreshing soup laced with soft goats cheese & sweet beet cubes. A Caprese salad with roasted tomatoes , fat creamy mozzarella & a fine sauce infused with basil seeds looking like passionfruit! For main course, we selected a succulent Sea Bass sitting upon homemade wide spaghetti noodles. All served on a boiling hot platter to keep all the ingredients at the same temperature. A meaty Chicken Tandoori wafted me back to the Taj together with the yogurt & cumin. The portions were generous and, the food delicious.
Going all out we tried a Sweet dessert, one of many that looked like pretty sculptures. Needless to say, our malabi sauced tower wa
s dreamy and washed down by a few moreish cocktails we were really a couple of happy Telavivians 🙂
Pastel is not an inexpensive restaurant but really worthy of a visit when you want to splash out…..
Address: 27 Shaul Hamelech Blvd.
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
Reservations – A must