Old-world charm with a new-food approach

27.03.2011                      21.Adar ll, 5771

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Old-world charm with a new-food approach

A Tel Aviv institution, Cafe Noir now serves more than its legendary schnitzel.

Looking very much like a Parisian bistro, both from the outside and the inside, with black trimmings and cream-colored walls, heavy furniture, mirrors, lamps, a huge blackboard and classical decor, the Cafe Noir has become a local establishment, very popular with the business lunch crowds, as well as romantic couples at night and large parties of girlfriends on birthday celebrations and other special occasions. There is almost always a line of people outside waiting for their table, as there is no room to wait inside (I am told that will change soon, when they take over the recently evacuated space next door).
For many years, Cafe Noir has been known for as “best schnitzel in town.” The schnitzel, both the veal and the chicken, is very thin and crispy, and it is so generous that it covers the whole plate. But with chef Shai Caspi in the kitchen, the menu now offers so much more….