New Year's Eve Specials

2009 New Year's Eve, or Sylvester as its called in Israel, restaurants around the country will be offering all sorts of food and drink specials to help you ring in the new year. Restaurants in Israel provides a small taste of what's on the menu…

Chef Erez Margi's new Angelica fine grill in Jerusalem is offering special cocktails for New Year's Eve for only NIS 20. Amongst the cocktail selection, find: a vodka and grilled strawberry cocktail, an apple martini and rum with reduced red wine cocktail.
Angelica, which is owned by Marcus Grushkovitz and Chef Erez Margi, offers a seasonal kosher kitchen with a touch of grill. The restaurant designed with clean lines and with a sense of hominess. The wood tables are covered with white tablecloths, the colours are bright, and in the centre of the room stands a long wood knight's table – all of which lends the place a special celebratory feel.
Angelica Fine Grill
7 Shatz St, Jerusalem
Phone: 02-6230056

In honour of the holiday, Tavlin restaurant is offering a gourmet meal of cheese in the city centre, with the atmosphere of a little Tuscany.
In the city centre, opposite the Eshtol Moshav, is an herb farm where the Tavlin (which means 'herb' in Hebrew) restaurant is located, a restaurant whose very essence suits the herb gardens in which it is located. The herbs create the perfect harmony in the wide range of dishes, rich in taste and scent.
On the farm that is part of the Tavlin restaurant, are a range of herbs, mixtures and accompanying cooking products – and all this in the very heart of the Judean Plains.
Eshtol Forest, Beit Shemesh

On the 31st of December Boya will be celebrating New Year's Eve with a special menu:
A glass of champagne
Lamb carpaccio in truffle oil
Shrimp confit with sun-dried tomatoes and thyme
Mushroom and cheese soufflé adorned with phyllo pastry on pepper cream
Beef filet on potato and spinach gratin with a chestnut demi-glace
Salt-water fish filet on porcini risotto
Scallop and jumbo shrimp with caramelized beetroot and fennel puree
Italian lemon tart with meringue and a cardamom glaze
Millefeuille Japonaise with chocolate butter cream and strawberries.
The old Convention Centre, The Tel Aviv Port, Tel Aviv
Tel: 03-5446166

Benjamin Segal
Benjamin Segal bistro is offering visitors a Las Vegas themed New Year's
party with dancer's dressed sin city style in the DJ hall, where the nigh will be enjoyed with quality music, joy and a countdown on the big sports screen in the restaurant area. All through the evening and at midnight, glasses of bubbly champagne, and champagne cocktails, like dirty diamonds and strawberry bianco, will be served.
The New Year's Eve menu is the fruit of Chef Tzadok Levi's creativity, and in the lasted designer bistro style.
The New Year's Eve menu consists of – a 9 dish tasting menu:
Strawberry and chili ceviche on a bed of strawberry balsamic, American celery, pistachio and a bread tuille.
Strawberry carpaccio, salt-water fish, balsamic and basil, with bits of pistachio, crunchy lemon zest and chili oil
Seafood tasting: scallops, jumbo shrimp, and oyster or lobster.
The dish is served variations: with foam, shallot foam or lemon
First Intermediate:
Lobster medallions on fettuccini nero (black), porcini and garden peas, in a lobster foam sauce, salmon eggs and tobiko.
Second Intermediate:
Cod and goose liver, served on a bed of mangold leaves, cream of squash and Jerusalem artichoke, alongside chickpeas in red wine, tomato cream with shallot, carrot syrup and chive oil.
First Main:
Lamb chops resting on a hot lentil and rice salad, in an apricot and chili sauce.
Second Main:
Flank steak on bean and sage cream, smoked teriyaki sauce, spicy cilantro and shallots.
Chef's dessert on a strawberry base served in two rounds.
There will be 3 dinner services:
19:30 – 22:00 (15% off the menu price)
21:30 to last customer
22:30 to last customer
Price per person – NIS 295
Benjamin Segal
The Opera Tower, 60 Herbert Samuel, Tel Aviv
Tel: 03-5166224

Forelin is offering a special menu for New Year's Eve.
Opening Cocktail – Kir Royal
Opener – Crab bisque (served in an espresso cup)
Starter of choice:
Fish and seafood bouillabaisse – served with roux and toasts
Salad nicoise – lettuce, tomato, red tuna, hard-boiled egg, cured shrimp and calamari and anchovies
Chicken liver pate with figs – served with clementine jam
Sorbet - Red grapefruit and campari
Main of Choice:
Lyon sea bream – 2 filets of sea bream stuffed with roasted eggplant and wrapped in kale with a side of Provencal vegetables
Cut of fresh aged sirloin on a sizzling platter with chimichurri sauce and roasted root vegetables
New Year's Celebration – shrimp, calamari, mussels, crab, jumbo shrimps and scallops sauteed in garlic cream
Dessert of Choice:
Everything Chocolate – chocolate and pistachio mousse, chocolate praline and a shot of a white chocolate drink
Coconut creme brulee
Forelin Krembo – krembo filled with chestnut coated in chocolate
First sitting at 18:30 till 21:15 – NIS 210 per person
Second sitting 21:30 – NIS 250 per person
10 Frishman, Tel Aviv
Tel: 03-5222664

Chef Shaul Ben Aderet's Kimmel restaurant is offering a special New Year's Eve meal made of special dishes, champagne at midnight, sparklers, and 500 balloons that will fall from the ceiling at midnight on the dot. The menu of specials will be served along with regular house specials and will include a choice of starter, main, dessert and champagne at midnight for NIS 250 per person.
The New Year's Eve menu including specials like:
Roast goose liver in cream sauce and walnut oil
Sweetbreads with in curry sauce, roast squash and raisin olives
Wild mushrooms in olive oil and garlic with goose live in mustard dip and grape juice
Chateaubriand filet in truffle cream on a bed of carrot and walnut puree
Corvina filet on a bed of pureed peas, black salt and black caviar
Sirloin with chestnuts and fig port
Layers of chocolate, cherry jam, roasted almonds and meringue
Crème brulee quarto – chocolate, cherry vanilla, lemon grass and espresso
Orange cake, almonds and blueberries alongside crème fraiche and pear and ginger jam
And more…
Advance reservations required
6 HaShachar, Tel Aviv
Tel: 03-5161596, 03-5105204

Dona Rosa
A special New Year's Eve menu will be served by Dona Rosa. Dishes will be served at the centre of the table in unlimited quantities, for NIS 200 per person.
Starters: House bread with olive and sundried tomato tapaneade, cherry tomato and onion salad with an Argentinean dressing, sweet cabbage salad with sesame, leafy green salad with walnuts, mushrooms, in vinaigrette dressing.
Intermediate dishes:
Sautéed shrimp in a splendid sauce, beef filet carpaccio with parmesan cheese, empanadas filled with beef, seared sweetbreads on the grill, beef chorizo sausages in a sweet and spicy sauce.
Mains: Entrecote steak, sirloin steak, flank steak, pork chop (optional), and sides of baked potatoes and white rice with herbs.
Desserts: Flan, truffles, alfahores, and cheesecake in berry sauce, hot drinks - black coffee/tea
Dona Rosa
Ein Hod
Tel: 04-9543777