Tomer Tal

George & John Restaurant
Tel Aviv / IL

Guest of Executive Chef Gian Nicola Colucci
Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski*****-W-

20 January - 24 January 2023

No. 9 – Middle East & North Africas 50 Best Restaurants 2022 

«Promising Chef of the Year 2020» Gault&Millau

«One of the Best Restaurant in the World 2020» - La Liste

«Best New Restaurant in Israel 2019» Walla

GOURMET DÎNERS WITH TOMER TAL / 21.01.23 - 23.01.23

Tomer Tal is one of the shooting stars of the Israeli gastronomy scene and New Israeli Cuisine. His restaurant “George & John” in the 5-star superior hotel “The Drisco” in Tel Aviv is considered one of the most renowned in the entire country. In 2022, it ranked ninth among the 50 best restaurants in the entire Middle East and was listed in the “World’s Best Restaurants of 2022”. Tal learned his craft in the “Bishulim Culinary School” in Tel Aviv. Parallel to his training he worked in the gourmet restaurant “Armonim” in the south of Israel. This was followed by professional stints in some of Israel’s best restaurants. In 2014, Tal signed on with Chef de Cuisine Yonatan Roshfeld at “Tapas One” in Tel Aviv, where he was appointed sous chef after only eight months. He later cooked at “Herbert Samuel” in Tel Aviv and at The Ritz-Carlton Herzliya. For four years, from 2015, Tomer Tal was head chef at “Yaffo”, the restaurant of celebrity chef Haim Cohen. In 2019, he finally moved to “George & John” as head chef. His style is inspired by the multiculturalism of Tel Aviv. Tal works primarily with regional and seasonal ingredients such as fish and local herbs, relies on traditional cooking techniques such as smoking, grilling and pickling and delights restaurant critics and the guests at “George & John” with an upscale and modern Israeli cuisine with Mediterranean influences.