Thursday, January 02, 2014
Tatti Loft (Yehud) Israel 12/2013
This popular restaurant, set in an industrial area, prides itself on providing all natural products. Of course it'swhat you do with them that counts.
The venue is a large open space with a loft suspended over one corner.
Bare brick walls
and very high ceilings seem to be effective in reducing the overall noise level.
Service is very friendly informative and rather unsophisticated.
The menu is set out in the standard fashion with starters, mains and desserts.
We began with a cerviche which was a small very mild dish.
A serve of tempura salmon fingers which was actually overcooked salmon fingers in batter, certainly not tempura batter.
Liver pate was smooth and slightly sweet, very tasty serve presented with a jam and toast.
Another starter shrimp was also very good.
A Hamburger with the lot was massive. Served with ketchup and mustard in the bottles in which they came from the supermarket showed a marked lack of style.
Paparadelles with chicken, beef and liver was baked in a paper bag and presented at the table in the bag which was unceremoniously dumped in my plate.
It was an unattractive mess of a dish, The lemon dominated taste of the sauce was modified by a green herb cream sauce which now looked even worse.
I wish I had ordered something else!
Focaccio, baked at their next door bakery was outstanding
and their potato chips were great too.
We did not test the dessert menu.
This was a pleasant but expensive wine.