Heading a successful French inspired chef-restaurant in a fickle market such as Tel Aviv is a tall order for anyone, but given the fact that the chef at Adora is under the age of 30, the achievement becomes even more impressive. Hailed as the wonder-kid of the culinary world, chef Avi Biton blends different facets of the Mediterranean regional kitchen, while adding a twist from his own Moroccan family’s kitchen. The result is a young, refreshing set of dishes that leave you satisfied and light on your feet, rather than in your wallet.
Located on the intersection of Ben Yehuda and Nordau Boulevard, the restaurant stands as a neighborhood crowd pleaser, reflected by the endless stream of patrons during its hours of activities. A simplistic, comfort-inducing décor sets an informal tone that is accentuated by the unassuming staff. Tourists have become a permanent element of the nightly crowd as Adora became a concierge favorite, yet the original character of the place remains fairly unaffected. For an interesting meal, seek out chef Avi Biton’s interpretation of local dishes, such as his eggplant Falafel and Free-range chicken in an herbs and Arak sauce.