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Chef Meir Adoni News: Closing Blue Sky and Lumina in Tel Aviv; Opening Yam in Jerusalem & Dvash in London

Lumina – Tel Aviv

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.

View from Blue Sky, atop the Carlton Hotel in Tel Aviv

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.

YAM Jerusalem

Chef Adoni also owns two non-kosher restaurants: Nur, a middle eastern restaurant in New York, and Layla, a Middle Eastern restaurant in Berlin.