Culinary highlights outside of Tel Aviv: Helena Restaurant in Caesarea
The Helena restaurant isn’t exactly around the corner when you stay in Tel Aviv, but it’s very much worth the trip. Located in the old port of Caesarea, you’ll find yourself in an ideal setting. The city and harbor were once built by Herod the Great around 22-10 BC and later on inhabited by several other populations. Before you go dining we definitely recommended to at least visit the ancient Roman theatre and aqueduct.
Not only the surroundings but most definitely the food at Helena are highlights when you head to Caesarea. The restaurant is led by Israeli chef Amos Sion, and he’s one of the best in the field when it comes to Middle Eastern cuisine. He knows how to magically turn local ingredients such as seafood, seasonal fruits and vegetables into exquisite dishes.
We were privileged to dine here and honestly, together with the foodgasms we had at Uri Buri, this is the best we’ve eaten during our trip (and other trips). It didn’t come as a surprise that Chef Amos Sion works closely together with Uri Jeremias.
When you’re planning on visiting Israel, definitely try to visit some of these less explored places in the country. Culturally and food-wise they might surprise you the most.
Helena Restaurant – Keisarya, Israël