Dubai favourites Gaia, Scalini open in Jeddah
Two of Dubai's favourite restaurants have opened pop-ups in Jeddah as part of the Saudi Seasons festival. The pop-ups will be located in separate venues across the city, and also included is L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, the brain-child of the late Michelin Star Chef, as well as Dubais'sresolutely Italian restaurant Scalini and home-grown Greek-Mediterranean estiatorio, GAIA.
Named the “chef of the century” by the Gault et Millau cooking guide in 1990, Robuchon was renowned for his innovative and exquisite approach to French cuisine. Located in the Assila Hotel, the pop-up will incorporate signature aspects of the global Robuchon brand, including allowing customers to observe the preparation of their dishes and select the menu according to their appetite.
Since opening in 2018, Greek-Mediterranean concept GAIA has fast become one of Dubai’s most successful restaurants, based on its beautiful blend of culture and cuisine. Created in partnership with celebrated Chef Izu Ani, the estiatorio incorporates each aspect of Greek culture entwined with modern tastes, preferences and ambiance. GAIA will be located on the picturesque Obhor waterfront throughout the Jeddah Season.
As one of the first Italian restaurants to open in London in 1988, Scalini acted as a catalyst for the popularity of Italian cuisine in the UK. Following its expansion to Dubai almost thirty years after it was established, the brand will now journey to the Jeddah waterfront for an exciting pop-up. Guests can enjoy signature dishes such as the Veal Milanese, Lobster Linguine and the Paccheri with layers of black truffle.
Evgeny Kuzin, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Bulldozer Group said, “We are so proud to be able to play a part in such an exciting initiative, and to bring our expertise to help shape the tourism industry in Saudi Arabia. With our unique restaurant pop-ups, we aim to bring a world-class dining experience to Jeddah for the first time. We have tailored each project to suit the region, in order to provide excellent service, delectable cuisine and an enjoyable ambiance for residents and tourists alike.”
Aimed at transforming the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia into one of the most important tourist destinations in the world, the Saudi Seasons showcases the unique charm and beauty of key cities in the region.
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