A high-end Italian that’s stylish but lacks soul 20 Reviews
Couple’s Master Classes: The Perfect Pairings
Cultivate your culinary potential with Chef Alessandro Salvatico in a 4-hour cuisine encounter. You and your partner will be enlightened with Chef Alessandro’s culinary tutelage from the moment you step into the kitchen right through the impeccable three-course pairings lunch. What’s more, you’ll walk away with the know-how to recreate the exciting menu for guests at home. The classes take place once a month, and the series begins with a focus on the inspired Black Truffle, which features in Scallop Carpaccio, Sardinian Fregola and Angus Beef Tenderloin. The Valentine’s session focuses on seductive seafood flavours, and includes Sea Bream, Canadian Lobster and Scampi. The Spring class brings in all the rich, fresh flavours of the season, and includes Foie Gras and pistachio, Scallop Risotto with kaffir lime, and honey-glazed Duck Breast with chilli. Dhs700 per person or Dhs1,200 per couple.Includes three-course lunch with paired alcoholic beverages.Limited to 12 guests per session. Offer is on February 14 Timings: 11am-3pm (Saturday)
Celebrate romance with gusto
This Valentine’s Day, enjoy 6-courses of degustation romance in Armani/Ristorante. Dhs800 per person, food only, Vegetarian menu also available Timings: 7pm-11pm (Saturday)
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Visiting the Armani hotel is a study in slickness. However, the signature restaurant is so polished it ends up lacking soul. The oatmeal interiors are certainly a statement, but the Armani neutrals appear dated, turning the palate cold. The one great injection of life is the view into the show kitchen, which sits smack in the middle of the circular space: watching the fast-paced ballet that is a high-end cooking line fertilises plenty of dinner conversation. The food is as beige as the interiors – pastas are hand rolled and delectably fresh, but mains like monkfish are woefully under-seasoned and the burratta mozzarella starter is served cold and uninspired. While we don’t dislike this restaurant, we can’t rave about it.
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