Menu madness: Could this be the best dinner ever?
World's best chefs about to land in this international city for month-long project.
Chefs from eight world-renowned restaurants are visiting Tel Aviv, Israel, this month to treat the tastebuds of lucky diners.
Each foreign chef participating in the month-long international culinary event, Round Tables, has been paired with a restaurant in Tel Aviv, and will collaborate with that restaurant's chef to create a special $70 tasting menu inspired by local flavors and cuisine. Each menu will be available for one week.
Among the restaurants participating are the Fat Radish, one of New York's trendiest eateries; Frühsammers, a German restaurant headed by Michelin-starred chef Peter Frühsammer; and the Athens-based Estiatorio Milos, regarded as one of the best Mediterranean seafood restaurants in the world. Other cities to be represented by restaurants in the event are Barcelona, Rome, London and Athens.
Ashley Rindsberg, a writer who has covered the Tel Aviv food scene, said the event will help to highlight the world-class dining scene in the city, and just as importantly, expose new culinary minds to diners there.
"Tel Aviv's food scene reflects a convergence of deep culinary traditions made current by Israel's passion for the new and the different," he told From The Grapevine. "It's great that Israeli chefs and restaurateurs have this opportunity to share their cooking with the world and learn about what's happening in kitchens abroad."
Founded by Yair Bakair, an Israeli entrepreneur and restauranteur, American Express is sponsoring Round Tables, which is expected to attract 10,000 to Tel Aviv, and then expand to other select cities around the world in subsequent months.
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