The topic of business specials tends to trouble the weight-watchers among us. On the one hand – the wide variety of offers in the marketplace invites us to experience and taste as much as we possibly can. On the other hand, too many tasting experiences could result in unwanted fluctuations in weight and in pants that don’t zip up. Yet another way to look at it is that there is simply a limit to the number of times a person can eat a tossed-salad or baked chicken-breast, isn’t there?
Olive Leaf restaurant saves you from making the painful choice between eating good food and watching your waistline. The restaurant offers a rich menu with a Mediterranean style and a French aroma, and focuses on lean-cooking, devoid of cream and butter. The menu preparation uses seasonal-ingredients, fresh seasoning-herbs, and premium olive-oil. The restaurant, located on HaYarkon Street in Tel Aviv, near the promenade and the hotels, presents a unique and relaxed atmosphere, which includes an elegant and restrained d?cor, characterized by bright colors inspired by an olive-tree motif. Olive Leaf is a kosher restaurant, and offers its customers the possibility to reserve a private room for up to 30 guests - for special events in an intimate atmosphere.
Sundays through Fridays, between the hours of 12 noon and 4:00PM, the restaurant offers a business menu, which changes on bi-weekly basis, and which includes a choice between either a first course and an entr?e or an entr?e and a dessert. The price of the business special is 75 NIS, and it includes free-parking so that means no parking concerns for those of you who don’t happen to work close to the beachfront.
First courses include:
•Grilled fennel-carpaccio with lemon and olive-oil, and coriander-salad
•Liver spread crustinee, arugula, and crispy duck breast
•Eggplant-Moussaka with veal ragu and tomato cream
•Beet-Kunfi stuffed with sea-fish tartar and carrot vinaigrette
•Roast beef sirloin, carrot salad, and a potato cake stuffed with shallots
•Mini mutton kebabs on a bed of burghul (bulgur), green ful (broad bean), and beet-tehina
•Seared bass filet, pepper-salsa, and a potato cake stuffed with shallots
•Pullet in paprika and saffron, burghul (bulgur), green ful (broad bean), and pickled-lemon
•Warm chocolate cake and vanilla ice-cream
•Fresh fruit-salad and a scoop of home-made sorbet
•Summer fruit crumble – roasted almond cream and sorbet
115 HaYarkon Street, Tel Aviv