photo credit: Sara Lieberman
Tékès, which means ceremonial in Hebrew, is the newest hotspot from the same Israeli team behind Shabour and Balagan. Opened in February 2022, this vegetarian-only restaurant highlights the best the garden has to offer. They do it with a wink, too, serving yellow and purple beetroot on metal kabobs as so-called “shawarma” and calling the mushroom-based liver “Foie de Volaille” despite its lack of volaille. Both are excellent, but when they say not to skip the mushrooms, listen to them. You will be sopping up every last shmear of it with one of the three types of bread that you should also not skip. Expect a celebratory shot of Arak with the staff before leaving.