"Be My Culinary Valentine": five sensual Tel Aviv restaurants & bars to turn you on this V-Day

They say not to play with your food, but they never said not to eye-f**k all over it...

Nithan Thai
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By Jennifer Greenberg |

Valentine's Day often loses its sexual prowess to Tu B'Av and Yum Kippur (there's something sexy about fasting), and acts as a sad third wheel to Purim, but it's fun nonetheless to celebrate this Hallmark holiday with pink cocktails, seductive menus, and some oyster aphrodisiacs to set the mood. Surprise your partner, lover, or significant other with one of these five Tel Aviv restaurants and Tel Aviv nightlife establishments showcasing their tender love or pure animalistic affection through food and drink this Valentine's Day.

5 Tel Aviv restaurants & bars to set the V-Day mood

Milk and Honey
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News, Drinking

Sex on the Beach, Blow Jobs, and Liquid Viagra

In the spirit of love, Milk & Honey, Israel's first ever whisky distillery, is inviting all closet alcoholics to master the art of mixology with a one-of-a-kind couples cocktail making workshop. But first! A tour of the distillery so that you can understand the long and drawn out history and distillation process, making the cocktail part of the evening all the more well-deserved.

Limited to 10 couples so give 'em a ring so that you can rock out with your cock(tail) out immediately: 03-6320491. OR if you're accustomed to Tinder and not a voice call kinda gal, you can also sign up on their website: mh-distillery.com/en/visit-our-distillery

Ewa Safi
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Restaurants, Moroccan

Tajine? Fish Balls? Even the menu items sound dirty

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Ewa Safi, the hottest Moroccan restaurant this side of Israel, is offering up a romantic meal for two with appetizers like their HarBrachatehina, slow-cooked matbukha, and freshly baked bread with hot pickles. Once you've built up the stamina for round two, you can choose from a selection of salads, balls (sorry girls, only veggie or fish for now), and Tajines of all kinds, including ones for sharing so that you can try to be all gushy over a messy plate of stewed meat...soooo sexy. Another go? It's only been an hour! Yup, that's right, Ewa Safi is finishing off this three-act food porno with sweet desserts, one per couple, including Malabi, Sfenj, and Morroccan cookies...I'm gonna crumb! I'm gonna crumb!

Starting at 18:00. Price: 500 NIS per couple (includes a bottle of wine of your choice). Ewa Safi, 8 HaShakhar St, Neve Tzedek (054-2533348)

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Restaurants, Israeli

Makin' love on Montefiore

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International chef Yama San has added some additions (or "strap-ons" as they are commonly known in the love-making business) to the usual TYO menu this accidental baby-making day. While the aptly named Shinjo didn't quite make the appetizer cut, tuna foie gras, salmon Yakitori, and Gillardeau oysters did (NIS 84), as well as a Toban Yaki seafood main course (NIS 124), and a sexy citrus strawberry cocktail (NIS 56) to whet your appetite for the chocolate covered strawberries waiting for you at home...

Starting at 18:00. TYO, 7 Montefiore St, Tel Aviv (03-9300333)

Nithan Thai
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Restaurants, Thai

In a relation-chip

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Nithan Thai's Michelin star chef, Shahaf Shabtai, invites you to celebrate Valentine's Day with a sensual blend of East Asian and Latin American flavors. Let's just say, it's going to be hot! You can skip the condom too since alongside that tantalizing menu – sexy enough to launch you out of your clothes and into the bedroom – a pastry chef will help you both "finish" with an extra special dessert prepared tableside just for you. Did this just become a ménage à trois?

21 Ha'arba'a St, Tel Aviv (03-5600555, nithanthai.co.il)

Double Standard
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Bars, Cocktail bars

Pop my cherry

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I mean they already serve attractive drinks destined to end in a sloppy sleepover, but Assi Levy and Yotam Shilo, the creative team behind Double Standard, are dialing up the sex appeal with special V-day nibbles and cocktails, like their homemade red vermouth concocktion with saffron and citrus, champagne with blood orange and lychee, and a Manhatten with a cherry on top just waiting to be popped.

Starting at 19:00 until last lovers. But don't stay too long...you don't want to fall victim to Whisky Dick. NIS 149 per person for an open menu, NIS 289 per person for the tasting menu including cocktails. Double Standard, 247 Dizengoff St, Tel aviv (03-5550966)

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