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Norma Jean – Best Place for Scotch and Food in Israel (and Beer too!)

Let’s set things straight – this post will be more of a photo report. The words fall short to describe an amazing experience at Norma Jean, Bistro/Bar in Tel-Aviv. The best place to sit is in the bar, as stuff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. You can start with the beer, which comes form all over the world, and needless to say, each served in its own proper glass. While you enjoy your first beer and glass and waiting for the food, your eye can rest on the walls full of scotch:

Among many bars, I’ve seen those where you will pay $500 for a shot, and but I never saw the one with such a selection of really great scotches which you can actually afford!

And then comes food – all fresh, succulent and great tasting:

Bread with Feta Cheese


and sausages

Of course the next step is the scotch. Based on the friendly recommendation, we couple of new scotches which we never had before. First one was coming form Speyside, a belnd of three different single malts, called Monkey Shoulder in the honor of those who developed a “monkey shoulder” condition throwing peat with the shovel, while making a great scotch for the rest of us:

Monkey Shoulder – very smooth and delicate, with the hint of smoke at the end

The next one was Laphroaig Triple Wood, matured in the 3 different kinds of wood barrels, as you can see on the label:

The smoke flavor and bite on this one were immense, like breathing the air coming from the smoker (or may be just chewing on the cigar :)). Too strong by itself, addition of 3 drops of water made a miracle – the scotch opened up beautifully, with big flavor profile and lots of depth.

And then… yep, a special dessert for the scotch lovers! Tartufo, made out of the best Belgian chocolate with addition of pepper and scotch:

Great way to finish the evening of great tasting food and drinks.

I know that the picture worth a thousand words, and this is why you can see a lot of pictures. However, one should really experience the taste, this is where picture fails short – and this is why, if you even the smallest opportunity – head to Norma Jean in Tel-Aviv, you will not be disappointed.


  1. July 30, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Was great being there with you!

  2. levinpl
    August 2, 2010 at 9:03 am

    And just think this past weekend we were feeling sorry that you were missing a great meal. Sounds like we were the ones missing out. 🙂

    • August 2, 2010 at 9:49 am

      Well, yes – make sure to find this place when you are in Israel 🙂

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