Adora Bistro exotic magicby Sarit Goffen | 07.12.15
After undergoing a comprehensive renovation, Adora Bistro is now reopening, with Chef Eli Stein (formerly the operational chef at “Toto”) along with young restaurant entrepreneur Naama Fein at the helm.
Stein’s Adora is an intimate, very exotic restaurant. The experience begins upon entering the space, centered by a square bar which is the heart of everything. Mirror-covered walls and tropical vegetation transport the diner to other worlds.
The design is by artist and designer Shmuel Ben Shalom, who took the owners’ vision and created a design experience that combines classic Europe with remote geographic locations. The experience is reminiscent of the fancy travelling trains of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and just like on the Orient Express, diners sit at tables bearing white starched tablecloths, with murals on the wall depicting mysterious and exotic worlds.
The kitchen has doubled in size, in order to allow the kitchen staff creative space to fully express the chef and new owners’ vision.
The menu is completely new and is based on classic culinary techniques with Stein’s personal interpretation. He also uses unique ingredients originating from all corners of the world. Some of these are bold selections from the Far East, South America, the Mediterranean, and more. According to Stein, his culinary and personal journey can be summarized between the four walls of the restaurant. Or, as he puts it: “The experiences, lessons, and tastes I collected along the way are now concentrated in the menu of Adora Bistro.”