“The new star of Israeli cuisine” (Haaretz) is the unassuming executive chef of ‘Alena’ at The Norman Hotel, Tel Aviv. Alena breaks the mould of moribund hotel restaurants where fun goes to die, offering the unthinkable: good, simple, honest food in a warm and welcoming setting. And by good, we mean spectacularly good... Before opening Alena, Barak spent over a decade making waves in some of Israel’s most acclaimed kitchens (Raphael, Toto), as well as Tabla (NYC) and La Petite Maison (London). Over the years he’s developed a unique take on contemporary Mediterranean cooking that’s all about minimal intervention: “My cooking depends on the absolute best and freshest ingredients available. By sourcing the freshest ingredients, no matter how simple, dishes can be created to bring out the best of their flavour in an unfussy style.” One taste of Barak’s Carousel menu and you’ll soon know exactly what he means...

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