Time Out says
A space for creative collaboration and mutual inspiration
Image everything that make Jaffa and the White City culturally unique: incredible museums, wild and wonderful art galleries, bustling bars, and chef quality restaurants. Now imagine them mixed together in a cultural melting pot, all under the same roof. This was the dream of power couple Amir Erlich and Arianna Fornaciai when they stumbled across the Jaffa palace-like building that once belonged to Aaron Kandinof, the son of the minister of finance of Muzaffar Khan, ruler of Bukhara. Amir comes from the restaurant and nightlife business, while Arianna is an artist and the daughter of renowned gallery-owner from Florence, Italy. The two have combined their creative minds to produce Beit Kandinof: an artists' studio, art space with changing exhibitions, center for classes and lectures, and a Jaffa bar and restaurant that will operate into the night. With a handcrafted menu by the talented and promising chef Omri McNabb, who was the sous-chef at Popina, worked previously at Herbert Samuel and at various restaurants abroad, Beit Kandinof promises to deliver the best for culture junkies.