In this extremely hot weather, a very pleasant way to deal with the heat is to indulge in some al fresco dining. To that end, the new kid on the open- air block is the Primavera restaurant, on the ground floor of the Leonardo Plaza hotel in Jerusalem. Offering an eclectic array of classic Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, the kosher dairy restaurant has opened its spacious terrace for a sumptuous summer dining experience, every weeknight (Sunday through Thursday) from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. until the end of September.
The skilled hands behind the concept belong to consummate chefs Shalom Kadosh and Mena Strum, who have joined forces to create a mouth-watering Italo-Mediterranean menu. Kadosh is the head chef of the Fattal chain of hotels, while Strum is a co-partner of the Campanello restaurant in Tel Aviv.