What’s New in Tel Aviv
Published: April 2009
By David Kaufman
With Delta’s new nonstop service from New York, Tel Aviv is more accessible than ever. And stylish hotels, restaurants, and shops are helping put the city in the international spotlight. T+L weighs in on what to do when you land.
The city’s first boutique property, the Hotel Montefiore (36 Montefiore St.; 972-3/564-6100; doubles from $375), is set to open next month in the White City district. The space feels like a lavish mansion, and eight of the twelve rooms have private balconies.
At the ultramodern Deca (10 HaTa’asiya St.; 972-3/562-9900; dinner for two $90), in-the-know Israelis eat haute kosher dishes (spicy whitefish falafel, sea bass with Jerusalem artichoke) in a sleek, concrete-walled room.
Siblings Nimrod Zaltsman and Hilla Wenkert run Olia (73 Frishman; 972-3/522-3235), a six-month-old olive oil boutique near Rabin Square that stocks regionally sourced products such as olive tapenade infused with Parmesan cheese.
The Inga Gallery of Contemporary Art (2 Rakavet St.; inga-gallery.com; 972- 3/560-0812) is the latest addition to the city’s budding art scene. On display: works by Israeli photographer and painter Diti Almog.