The Spirit of Dalidaby Sarit Goffen | 25.10.15
Throughout the 1960’s, Dalida was France’s most popular and beloved singer. The beautiful daughter of Italian immigrants was born and raised in Egypt, and moved to France to try her luck. The life story of this fascinating women was the inspiration for “Dalida” – the European saloon at Tel Aviv’s Levinsky Market.
True to its name, Dalida’s concept is based on the Eastern-Western mixture of scents and hues that characterized the singer’s life. At Dalida, one can truly experience the fusion of both worlds – the authenticity and ethnicity of Arab countries with traditional classic European cooking from French and Italian cuisines.
Dalida’s menu joins the extremities, connecting two parallel universes as it merges the raw materials and tastes of Arabia with the modern palates of France and Italy.
In charge of the menu is Chef Dan Zuaretz, who seem to have come a long way since his time at the legendary Japanese restaurant “Onami” and the trendy “Sushi Samba”. After a long period of working in Japanese kitchens, some soul-searching led him to a stall at the ‘Carmel Market’ where he joined the owner of ‘Tapale’ – a successful urban bar on King George St., to co-found Dalida.
Dan’s cooking shows a connection between joyful food that is tasty and stimulating and a high level of aesthetics. His cuisine is a renewed search of a unique and inquisitive take on food.
It is no wonder that both inside and out of the kitchen, one can actually feel the presence of an almost mystical spirit in the air; the spirit of Dalida that has come to celebrate life.
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