The culinary scene in Tel Aviv has progressed in leaps and bounds, fortified by a generation of local talents who spent years apprenticing under Michelin-rated chefs, questing for the best bouillabaisse recipe on earth, and scouring for world’s newest gastronomic trend. Yoav Bliman did not do any of that. After completing his military service, he simply decided to act upon a favoured hobby of his, and took up employment under celebrity chef Meir Adoni. Three years later the Frida Kahlo, owned and led by Bliman, stars as an insider’s best-kept secret, taking up residence in a converted apartment on Lilienblum Street.
In a nod to the night-life oriented crowds who frequent Lillenblum Street, Bliman overlooks mains all together, instead focusing on starters and desserts as the preferred type of dishes for a crowd seeking to share something tasty with their drinks. The chef’s background as a pastry expert shines in the menu, and the obvious interest in Mexican cuisine is felt in the sexy décor and Latin-infused starter selection. Frida Kahlo is the spot for those seeking a quick bite before delving into another long night along Lillenblum and Rothschild Boulevard.