Friday 12 April 2013

Sebastian, Maskit, Herzliya, Israel‎

Images from Sebastian's web site
A large and lively restaurant in a business district about 20 minutes drive north of Tel Aviv, Sebastian has been artfully decorated to create the look and feel of a venerable establishment you might find in a ancient European city. It has high ceilings, dark wooden panelling, stylish prints and an impressively large racks of wines. Sebastian is known for its veal schnitzel (72 shekels or about 13 pounds), but the generous and juicy entrecote steak (114 shekels or about 21 pounds) is also a good bet. The seafood risotto is equally excellent. It has a sharp citrus tang, which really brings out the flavours of the fresh prawns and mussels. However, the sashimi can lack flavour.  There is a fairly extensive wine list. The Israeli Chardonnay (128 shekels a bottle) is light and crisp or you might play it safe with a bottle of Becks beer (21 shekels for 330 ml). Service by the chatty staff, which look natty in their white shirts, is attentive and friendly. 8/10