What’s For Dinner at Alma in Tel Aviv

By Anthony Grant - 2013-04-02T15:07:06Z

Photograph Courtesy of Alma

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Israeli “White Herb” Lobster

Local Israeli lobster

"The lobster is roasted on the shell and perfumed with olive oil infused with white herbs, which means “before they’re making chlorophyll," Roshfeld specifies. He takes things like coriander roots and parsley roots and blends them with organic Israeli olive oil to make an essence. Then, he explains, "we put that in a big casserole along with the lobster so the infusion takes place, so that you taste the lobster with essence of sea and earth.  When you bite into it you’re tasting a sort of bitter sweetness, not of vegetable roots, but herb roots—it’s very different."