World renowned Chef Meir Adoni, known for his upscale restaurants around the world, has closed his two kosher restaurants in Tel Aviv: Blue Sky & Lumina.
Both located in the Carlton Hotel, Blue Sky was a prestigious rooftop brunch & fish restaurant and Lumina was an upscale meat restaurant. The two restaurants closed during the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, and never re-opened. The Carlton Hotel management has decided not to reopen the restaurants.
The restaurants were known for their culinary excellence, and this unfortunate news is a major loss for the kosher world.
Despite these closings, Chef Adoni is in process of opening his first Jerusalem restaurant: the kosher YAM restaurant at the Crowne Plaza hotel. The menu is a fusion of Jewish and Arabic dishes, all with a western touch. Knowing what we know about Chef Adoni’s skills in the kitchen, YAM is definitely worth a try next time you are in Jerusalem.
Adoni also just announced the opening of a new kosher boutique catering business in London: Dvash Catering. Dvash is a joint venture with Miri Barak, a well known caterer for the British Jewish community. Chef Adoni has not yet indicated when Dvash will open for business.
Chef Adoni also owns two non-kosher restaurants: Nur, a middle eastern restaurant in New York, and Layla, a Middle Eastern restaurant in Berlin.