L28 Culinary Platform — Tel Aviv, Israel
Billed as Israel’s first chef accelerator dining destination, L28 Culinary Platform is a novel rethink of the traditional restaurant.
With a perpetually evolving programme, budding chefs are given residencies of six months to showcase their originality and skill, and afforded full creative licence to develop their own menu concept.Taking the reins for the restaurant’s launch is Galilee born-and-raised Shuli Wimer, who honed her craft at London’s acclaimed River Café.
Designed by Kimmel Eshkolot Architects, L28 occupies the ground floor of the Start-Up Nation Central HQ, an NGO on a mission to connect the world with Israeli innovation. In the heart of the city, it’s a majestic, double height space that tells a story of modern Tel Aviv. Here the industrial and natural embrace, as polished concrete walls are combined with sharp wooden strands that fall from the ceiling in wave-like forms, while a vegetation wall sidles up to the black-steel-framed open kitchen. §