Marea - a two Michelin star New York restaurant just made its Dubai debut
- New York's two Michelin star restaurant — Marea has just made its Dubai Debut
- Marea Dubai can seat up to 210 people with 125 on the first floor, an outdoor seating area that accomodates 20, and 65 seats in the downstairs Marea Lounge
- The venue will also feature art by two London based artists, including oil paintings by renowned artist Nasser Azam on the upper floor and custom made pieces by Massimo Agostinelli
- The New York restaurant has previously been recognised by the James Beard Foundation as Best New Restaurant in America
There are a lot of similarities between New York City and Dubai and the similarities don't end at just the sky-high buildings and citizens who never sleep. Ten years in the Big Apple and two Michellin stars later, Marea restaurant is making its Dubai debut.
“Following 10 years of great success in New York city, we are delighted to bring the first Marea outside its New York home to the Middle East and return to my own roots,” said Altamarea Group CEO & Owner, Ahmass Fakahany.
“New York and Dubai are two exciting global cities, and we look forward to hosting our international clientele in both, bringing a little New York vibe to the Emirates.“
But is this going to be the same run-of-the-mill international concept opening in Dubai that s a far cry from its original outpost? According to Fakahany, definitely not.
The culinary program will be led by multi-Michelin starred Chef, Michael White, and Altamarea Group’s Corporate Chef, Lauren De Steno. However Marea New York’s General Manager, Sean Smith, has relocated to Dubai after helming Marea in New York for 9 years to the Dubai outpost.
The original Marea restaurant, has two Michelin stars, and is located in the heart of New York City.
With both the NYC and the Dubai menu created by Chef Michael White, this is not going to be a regular Italian restaurant. The menu will have The menu will have some of New York’s signature dishes including the Astice appetizer (with lobster, stracciatella cheese, and pickled eggplant), the well-known Fusilli pasta (with baby octopus and bone marrow), and the salt-baked whole Branzino fish for two.