Dubai-based chef Izu's concept to replace Michelin-starred Galvin brothers in City Walk
- Chef Izu Ani is soon opening a brand new restaurant in the city
- Izu Ani first made his mark in Dubai as the opening head chef of French fine-dining restaurant, La Petite Maison, which catapulted into the World’s Best Restaurants list just two years after its launch
- It will be located in The Square alongside Lima Dubai
- Chef Izu Ani has launched two new concepts in the last two years in Dubai — Carine and Gaia
Dubai-based chef Izu Ani, the man behind Carine and Gaia restaurants in Dubai will be taking over the restaurant space previously held by Chris and Jeff Galvin in City Walk.
The French restaurant, Galvin Dubai has closed after 18 months at City Walk, according to reports.
Caterer Middle East reports it was the second concept opened in Dubai by the brothers whose restaurants in London have two Michelin stars, but it closed permanently on Sunday, March 31, 2019.
Chef Izu's latest venture Gaia topped Esquire Middle East's Best Restaurants 2019 list and it is a striking Greek restaurant in the heart of DIFC’s Gate Village. The chef has become the golden boy of the Dubai food scene thanks to a string of hits (La Serre), after hit (The Lighthouse), after hit (Carine).
There's little information on the new concept however hoardings outside the restaurant feature a pair of chopsticks and an oragami bird.
The Crown Prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan is also a huge fan of the chef's work.