Hilton Tel-Aviv presents Pastry Chef Idan Hadad’s Cakes

Pastry Chef Idan Hadad, who has been Hilton Tel-Aviv head pastry chef in the last six months, is now featured in the hotel’s dairy and kosher “The Lobby Bar”.

Idan Hadad, 27, Idan has an impressive resume, here is his brief bio:

Idan studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Pâtisserie in France and took an advanced program in making of Boutique cakes at the Bellouet Conseil in Paris. His mentor was Jérôme Langillier (world champion of pastry). During the years 2013-2014, Idan was the vice pastry chef at the Ritz Carlton Herzliya. Between 2015-2016 he was the pastry chef at the famous Herbert Samuel restaurant in Tel-Aviv.

Pastry Chef Idan Hadad (Photo: Taly Sharon)Pastry Chef Idan Hadad (Photo: Taly Sharon)

Idan and his team, 11 in number, prepare here a large variety of desserts. Idan is gentle and modest. He told me he especially likes to prepare showcase cakes. His cakes are beautiful and it is evident he is using the best and most up-to-date ingredients like gold decorations in cakes (don’t worry they are non-toxic). He usually uses the season’s fruits. Now in the spring he uses fresh cherries. The cakes are kosher.

Idan’s cakes are part of the hotel’s gourmet dining service, and they are part of the menu of the “Lobby Bar”, recently renovated and renewed with a new menu. The menu is dairy and kosher; it includes a large variety of starters, salads, sandwiches, pasta, fish and more. The crown of the lobby are Idan Hadad’s cakes. To read more about the menu of the Lobby Bar, including a full review of a meal there, see the article “A New Menu at the Hilton Tel-Aviv Lobby Bar Featuring Pastry Chef Idan Hadad”. The cakes are available to purchase at the Lobby Restaurant & Bar.

Idan Hadad's cakes (photo: Taly Sharon)Idan Hadad's cakes (photo: Taly Sharon)

Two of the cakes that I tasted are Cherry Blossom Tart and Milk Chocolate Bar and Hazelnut Praline. Both beautifully presented and excellently made!

Cherry Blossom Tart  (photo: Taly Sharon)Cherry Blossom Tart (photo: Taly Sharon)

Milk Chocolate Bar and Hazelnut Praline (photo: Taly Sharon)Milk Chocolate Bar and Hazelnut Praline (photo: Taly Sharon)

Information: The Lobby Bar, Hilton Tel-Aviv, Kosher.

Disclosure: I was a guest of the place.