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Intercontinental David Tel Aviv is First Hotel in World to Host Colorfood Exhibit and Culinary Experience

AUBERGINE WILL FEATURE COLORFUL CUISINE INSPIRED BY ACCOMPANYING ARTWORK

TEL AVIV, IL. August 28, 2017 – The InterContinental David Tel Aviv, in its effort to provide guests and tourist with unique fine dining experiences, will host an edible art exhibition and experience titled Colorfood Festival. From August 27th to 31st, visitors will experience a colorful five-course menu showcasing works of Kosher epicurean wonder in line with the exhibition of artwork inspiring their dishes at Aubergine. The Colorfood Festival will be the latest of the innovative culinary experiences to be hosted by the hotel, with its immediate predecessor being the sold-out Taste of Michelin earlier this year.

Colorfood is a unique sensory concept created by photographer Dan Lev and producer Ilit Engel, bridging their passions for fine art and fine dining into one dynamic project.

“Aubergine once again looks forward to being the center of the Tel Aviv food scene through welcoming Colorfood for its first restaurant collaboration,” said David Cohen, general manager of the InterContinental David Tel Aviv. “This culinary mastery will bring together foodies and art enthusiasts alike, giving them the ability to experience modern fine arts through their palate. Aubergine, which prides itself on avant-garde cuisine, will fill each dish with passion, creativity and color. We are certain that the festival will further enhance the hotel stature through innovation.”

This concept comes from the curator’s idea of using color as inspiration for food dishes. It taps into the emotional senses affected by color like personal desire, fantasy, memory, and others. The process of developing this project reflected the steps of food preparation in the kitchen: experimenting, mixing, tasting, deliberations, and finally - serving. For more information on the Colorfood exhibit, please visit colorfood.co.il.

Inspired by its location overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the InterContinental David Tel Aviv delivers elegant contemporary interiors and seasonal cuisine. The hotel offers 555 guestrooms (39 of which are suites), including the brand-new Tel Aviv Suite and two elegantly appointed Royal Suites. Various dining options, including the Aubergine gourmet restaurant and the trendy CHE Cigar Bar & Lounge, serve excellent international cuisine to please all palates. Hotel amenities include the outdoor swimming pool with sun deck and pool bar, 24-hour room service, and an upgraded Spa and Fitness Center. The InterContinental David Tel Aviv also provides more than 3,400 square-meters of flexible meeting and event space – the largest, free standing hotel meeting space in Israel. Pursuant to the brand’s pledge of providing guests with exceptionally unique Insider Experiences, the InterContinental David Tel Aviv is dedicated to assisting guests in creating memories and experiences of a lifetime.

For more information or reservations, visit http://intercontinental-telaviv.com/campaign/colorfood-festival/ or call 03-795-1111.

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