A fashion show of flavours

World October 01, 2017 12:35

By The Nation

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This month and next, the Armani Hotel Dubai is playing host to the Golden Week & Diwali Celebration, offering guests a luxury dining experience they’ll never forget.

Part of the annual Gourmet 1010 showcase, guests can enjoy signature flavours from India, Italy, Japan and Europe through an epicurean grand tour of four-course set menus that include masala partridge and haryali sea bream at Armani/Amal, zesty marinated mackerel and braised veal belly courtesy of Armani/Ristorante, Armani/Hashi’s Chilean seabass with ginger and shishito, and a spectacular chocolate wasabi delight dessert as well as chestnut and taleggio mantecato risotto and beef tartar with black truffle at Armani/Deli. The set menu is priced at AED 350 (Bt3,180) per person.

This month too, Armani/Mediterraneo joins China’s National Day celebration with a banquet of traditional dishes fused with international flavours. The menu includes Szechuan chicken with asparagus, Peking duck, chicken noodle soup, delicious dim sum, green tea cheesecake and traditional Chinese cookies. It’s available until October 8 at AED 280 per person.

Over at Armani/Ristorante, meanwhile, resident chef Alessandro Salvatico will conduct a monthly series of half-day master classes. Guests can learn how to cook a citrus-inspired menu of regional classics featuring mackerel, risotto and braised veal belly paired with various zesty flavours. The class is available on October 21 and priced at AED 600 per person or AED 1,000 per couple, including three-course lunch.

The resort pays homage to the Italian alpine region of Piemonte in November with a hearty trio of dishes including anchovies in green sauce, cheese fondue and braised Barolo beef, while the festive menu rounds out the year with classic shrimp and ricotta appetiser, oyster and sea urchin risotto and grilled Angus beef tagliata.

Afternoon tea follows high fashion at Armani/Lounge also in November with a menu straight from the culinary catwalk. Take a front row seat for a stylish three-tiered sweet and savory collection of haute couture-inspired patisserie creations including a dark chocolate and raspberry shoe, hazelnut gianduja purse and passion fruit with white chocolate mousse hat.

Guests can also enjoy an elegant selection of finger sandwiches, homemade cakes and classic scones served with homemade preserves and clotted cream. The afternoon tea set costs AED 170 per person or AED 300 per couple.