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Dining Destinations July 2020

C O N T E N T S July 2020

04| Vila Foz Restaurant

06| Avaton Restaurant

07| Octo

08| Ikbal LokantasÄą 1922

09| Happy Rabbit

10| The Japanese by The Chedi Andermatt

11| Rakas Restaurant & Bar

13| Nur

14| Le Bambou

15| Greenhouse

16| 56th Avenue Diner

17| Gusto Italian Restaurant

18| Ocean Blue Beach House

20| Zahli

21| Moorings Restaurant & Events

22| Huckleberry Restaurant

23| Quimera Rooftop

24| The Pearl

26| Alla Moda Italian Restaurant

27| The Macallan Whisky Bar & Lounge

28| Oceania Restaurant

29| Blu Lobster Restaurant

30| Big Fish Restaurant & Bar

31| Limoncello Italian Restaurant

32| La Plage By Kupu Kupu Phangan

33| Akira Back Jakarta

34| Anigre

35| Breeze Restaurant

36| Three Elements Restaurant

38| Koral

37| KePitu at Kayon Jungle


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Vila Foz Restaurant Vila Foz Hotel & Spa - Porto - PORTUGAL

Given its location in Portugal’s culinary capital and right in its Atlantic front, it comes as no surprise that the gastronomic concept at Restaurante Vila Foz is a superlative affair. Helmed by executive chef Arnaldo Azevedo, Vila Foz’s eponymous fine dining restaurant serves up expertly crafted seasonal cuisine with a focus on seafood, where the classic flavours and the modern techniques create harmonious artwork of the contemporary cuisine. An exquisite sensory experience accompanied by a selection of the best grape varieties and harvests.

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Avaton Restaurant Avaton Luxury Villas Resort - Nea Roda - GREECE Awaken your senses with a delicious journey unlike no other. Tantalize your palate with Greek creative cuisine based on authentic, traditional recipes and local, seasonal ingredients. Smell the aromas and enjoy the taste of the Mediterranean which is concentrated in the exquisite dishes. Cheer with a signature cocktail, a bubbly wine or a cold beverage from the Champagne Bar as you gaze at the infinite Aegean Sea. Feel unique with tailored-made culinary creations, served under the moonlight or in the privacy of a luxury suite, next to the private pool.

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JW Marriott Istanbul Bosphorus - Istanbul - TURKEY

Octo is an elevated seafood restaurant with a mezze culture and Ottoman influence. Octo strives to bring to the Istanbul culinary scene a dining experience that showcases the high-quality of seafood the city is known for, in a way that is inviting and accessible. Octo’s Chef, Jorge Lavos Costa is from a seaside town called Praia da Viera (Scallop Beach); which is famous worldwide for its seafood cuisine and the chef is an expert on combining his heritage with the local mezze culture. The contemporary design of the venue is a perfect match with the culinary direction. Iconic views across the old town and Hagia Sophia mosque, make Octo Istanbul’s most coveted spot to enjoy the freshest seafood in an inclusive and uplifting setting.

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Ikbal Lokantası 1922 Afyonkarahisar - TURKEY Ikbal Lokantası 1922 started as a humble restaurant in Afyonkarahisar at the beginning of the 1900’s, it is about to reach its 100th year, they are leading the sectors they are in, and continuing their work for a better future. The base of the current success of İkbal Restaurant, is in conformity to the international standards and improvement in all its activities, there is a management system that is customer oriented and targets customer satisfaction. Since its establishment, İkbal Restaurant continues to keep its sensitivity at the highest level, also in the field of social responsibility that shapes the world of today, like respecting humans, nature, and all kinds of living spaces.

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Happy Rabbit


Vienna - AUSTRIA

Happy Rabbit is the first restaurant for adults, where children will also feel comfortable. It is a beautiful and cozy place to enjoy fantastic food with your friends or business partners. The restaurant serves the best dishes from Austria, Italy, Russia and Georgia. Attention is paid not only to the method of cooking and techniques but also to the quality of the products, their combinations and the ecology of production. The chef is famous for surprising his guests with creative and seasonal dishes using the best regional products.

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The Japanese by The Chedi Andermatt The Chedi Andermatt - SWITZERLAND

With the new Japanese restaurant on Mount Gütsch, award-winning chef Dietmar Sawyere (1 Michelin Star and 16 Gault Millau Points) has further refined the unique concept of The Japanese in what is Switzerland’s highest-altitude Japanese restaurant. The menu is accordingly sophisticated, with the finest Japanese dishes like shidashi bentō, omakase, kaiseki, sushi and tempura prepared for you fresh at 2300m above sea-level. The Japanese by The Chedi Andermatt is a hotspot for hikers, skiers and gourmets, whom it invites to enjoy culinary highlights accompanied by views of Gotthard, the Oberalp pass and the Ursern Valley.

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Rakas Restaurant & Bar Arctic TreeHouse Hotel - Rovaniemi - FINLAND Rakas, a panoramic restaurant, located in the main building of the Arctic TreeHouse Hotel, charms you with its unique ambience and menu, with meals made from local Lappish ingredients, prepared with a modern twist. Relax by the beckoning fireplace beneath the pine cone lamps, and enjoy delicious flavours that create out-of-theordinary, divinely tasty moments.

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Nur is a fine-dining Moroccan restaurant located in Fes, Morocco. The chef, Najat Kaanache, was born to Moroccan parents with strong culinary ties to Fes and Taza. Kaanache earned her Executive and Creative Haute Cuisine Certificate from the University of Barcelona-CETT and trained in legendary restaurants such as El Bulli, Noma, Alinea, Per Se and French Laundry. With fine-dining and classical training under her apron, Kaanache returned to the Medina of Fes, where she spent her formative years, to open Nur. The name Nur refers to the Arabic word for “light”. Through her dégustation menu, Kaanache’s goal is to re-imagine and shine a light on century-old Moroccan gastronomy, using avant-garde techniques to update and elaborate the styles and flavours in a modern setting. The restaurant design has garnered numerous accolades from global media including the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.

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Le Bambou The Rhino Resort Hotel & Spa - Saly - SENEGAL

A rustic yet sophisticated setting, where the warm colors of wood alternate and combine with design elements, giving character through contrast. This harmony of different elements can be found in the kitchen: a continuous fusion of flavors and reinterpretations of Mediterranean products; the modernity that enhances the tradition, cuisine is surrounded by the scent of the local flavors, treated with respect and interpreted with creativity and cooking method innovations. Sea and land alternate in proposals that are renewed based on the seasonality of the products and with attention to the origin, preferably local. An extensive wine cellar with Italian excellences ranging from refined labels to small niche producers, to enhance the peculiarities of each course.

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Greenhouse The Cellars-Hohenort - Cape Town - SOUTH AFRICA Greenhouse is the multiple award-winning fine-dining establishment, situated at The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel, a proud Relais & Châteaux member. At the restaurant each carefully crafted dish is matched with the finest Cape wines and the charming service with which it has become synonymous. Under the guidance of Chef Farrel Hirsch, the Greenhouse team uses the most bountiful produce of the Constantia Valley to tell the story of the region. The culture, flavours and terroir of the surrounding area are whimsically fused within the dishes, creating a multi-sensory, contemporary dining experience. Greenhouse is ranked as one of the country’s Top 10 restaurants and is the flagship restaurant of The Liz McGrath Collection.

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Middle East

56th Avenue Diner Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya - SAUDI ARABIA The Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya’s 56th Avenue Diner offers traditional favorites from various regions of the United States. This lively chic welcoming Modern American Diner offers a mixture of well-known American comfort food and contemporary dishes from different regions of the United States of America.

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Middle East

Gusto Italian Restaurant Al Bandar Rotana - Creek - Dubai - UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Genuine hospitality, authentic cuisine and a laid-back atmosphere are yours to savour at Gusto Italian Restaurant, Al Bandar Rotana – Creek’s version of a local trattoria, located on the 18th floor of the hotel with stunning views of the creek and Dubai’s famous skyline. For Al fresco dining with a difference, the restaurant’s cozy terrace is reminiscent of an Italian piazza, making you feel at home – or perhaps in Rome! The chefs prepare regional Italian favourites just to your liking, all made from fresh and seasonal ingredients, which is why the menu is always changing. Of course, every dish created at this unique ‘mom and pop’ neighborhood-style venue is served by friendly employees with Italian gusto!

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Middle East

Ocean Blue Beach House Crowne Plaza Resort Salalah - OMAN The First and Only ocean front “cooking theatre” dining concept to offer a “Global Interactive Dining” experience in Dhofar. Set up on a two levelled dining moods and settings, offering daily menus with authenticity and quality and a cuisine reflective of Local, Mediterranean, Levant and Southeast Asian cultures. It has five sensory culinary travel experiences based on different stages and managed techniques like ‘Oven, Wok and Grill’ stations.

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Australia & Oceania

Zahli Sydney - AUSTRALIA Bringing Lebanese authenticity to Sydney, Australia, Zahli Restaurant is named after one of Lebanon’s most iconic regions – Zahlé. It is the area where wine and poetry flow in equal measure, evenings are enjoyed by the river banks, and the fresh breeze complements the serene atmosphere. Zahli brings this experience to life by radiating a modern take on age-old Middle Eastern dishes. Using tradition as the foundation, the Executive Chef has created an exemplary menu based on his own interpretation of contemporary and flavoursome dishes. The most commendable asset is that the cuisine truly caters to any preference and dietary requirement. From signature stews that are in hours of preparation, to finger foods that are enjoyed over mezza, Zahli is for anyone and everyone who has an appreciation for Middle Eastern cuisine. The restaurant has grown to become Australia’s Best Lebanese Restaurant, having acquired a number of awards for excellence and recognition in global publications. Zahli Restaurant provides the most exquisite fine dining experience, without losing its true cultural heritage and hospitality. Zahli is committed to make each moment, a memory.

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Australia & Oceania

Moorings Restaurant & Events

Heritage Collection Lake Resort Cromwell - NEW ZEALAND

Moorings Restaurant offers modern cuisine set among stunning Central Otago scenery. Grab a bite at the stylish café & wine bar or enjoy à la carte dining with award winning local wines in the Restaurant. A large outdoor open fire and indoor gas fire make the perfect setting for a romantic getaway or dinner with friends and family. Moorings Restaurant offers a children’s menu and caters to special dietary requirements.

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North America

Huckleberry Restaurant Rosedon Hotel - Hamilton - BERMUDA Consciously sourced ingredients, expertly prepared. Huckleberry is located in the historic main house of Rosedon Hotel. Relax in one of the two intimate dining rooms or dine on the large covered front porch overlooking the tropical gardens. Huckleberry is named in tribute to Mark Twain who loved Bermuda and visited often. Enjoy a seasonally-inspired menu featuring smoky, steamed mussels and blackened local rockfish among many other delectable options; all fresh and savory, from sea-to-plate and farm-to-table.

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North America

Quimera Rooftop Melia Punta Cana Beach - DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Quimera Rooftop is a private Ă la carte restaurant for The Level Adults Only guests, with a sophisticated indoor area and terrace with privileged views of Punta Cana Beach. Quimera is open for breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner offering organic, Vegetarian and Vegan options, as well as gluten free, sugar free and dairy free selections. Energy bites and Km 0 products are also available. The Quimera Wellness Experience includes Cooking workshops, Orchard activities where they cook with their own products, Mamajuana tasting, Dominican coffee and cacao workshops. Unique at Quimera is that there are always cold pressed juices and a plant based milk maker is available upon request.

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North America

The Pearl Royalton Hicacos Resort & Spa - Veradero - CUBA Treat your taste buds to a flavor sensation as you feast on eclectic cuisines from around the world. The Pearl offers artfully prepared local and international dining experiences in a romantic setting.

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Alla Moda Italian Restaurant The Kiroro, Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Hokkaido - JAPAN

Located on the second floor at The Kiroro, Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Alla Moda is perfect for connoisseurs of fresh, authentic, delicious Italian cuisine. The chef combines the finest ingredients from both Italy and Hokkaido for his à la carte dishes and prix fixe menus, including crispy, mouth-watering homemade and hand-rolled pizza. A selection of fine Italian and international wines is also available. Diners are invited to experience an unforgettable meal, brought by professional, bespoke and friendly service.

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The Macallan Whisky Bar & Lounge


Galaxy Macau™ - MACAU

The Macallan Whisky Bar & Lounge is the first and only bar in Asia to feature Macallan as its signature whisky. The bar boasts a collection of over 400 malt whiskies, including the rarest selections from the Macallan Distillery. It is a true heaven for whisky aficionados. From the moment guests enter the bar, they will be struck by an inviting warmth like none other. A deep Scottish flavour permeates throughout, from the furniture down to the smallest of details, including the lamps and books on display. Lose yourself in the soothing vocal rhythms of the talented Macallan live band. This fantastic repertoire of classics is not to be missed!

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Oceania Restaurant D’Qua Hotel - Nha Trang - VIETNAM

The Oceania Restaurant offers elegant dining serving European and Asian delicacies in an ambience of rustic splendor. The beverage selection is extensive and includes a comprehensive wine list. Whether you prefer traditional Western-Asian dishes, Vietnamese delicacies or Japanese cuisine, the menu has all you need in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. It also features a sumptuous breakfast buffet, up-market themed lunch and tempting dinner.

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Blu Lobster Restaurant Radisson Blu Resort Cam Ranh - VIETNAM BLU Lobster is the signature seafront restaurant at Radisson Blu Resort Cam Ranh. Nestled directly on the beach, overlooking the ocean, this casual yet sophisticated dining destination specialises in authentic Vietnamese cuisine and fresh seafood, sustainably sourced from local fishing villages. Guests can choose to dine in the stylish indoor restaurant, which features a rustic-chic vibe with exposed timber, bricks, ceramic tiles and stone, or on the elegant alfresco terrace. Whichever option they choose, guests can discover a selection of delectable dishes that blend tradition and innovation, including fragrant salads, house-made noodles, chargrilled seafood and premium meats, accompanied by a wide range of beverages, such as Asian-inspired cocktails, fine wines and local craft beers.

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Big Fish Restaurant & Bar Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach - THAILAND

Nestled on the golden sands of Nai Yang Beach, overlooking the Andaman Sea, Big Fish Restaurant & Bar is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the area’s stunning scenery. This signature restaurant serves an international lunch and dinner menu that showcases the finest seafood and steaks, often sourced from local suppliers including Phuket fishermen, and always cooked to perfection by the expert chefs. Choose from indoor or al fresco seating, the latter allowing diners to listen to the whisper of the gentle ocean waves. Alternatively, guests can opt to relax at Big Fish Bar which is the perfect place to soak up the spectacular sea views whilst enjoying a glass of wine or creative cocktail. Big Fish Restaurant offers a regular themed buffet, plus the option of a private candlelit dinner, to ensure the most romantic setting for your special occasion.

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Limoncello Italian Restaurant Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort - THAILAND

Limoncello offers a comfortable and casual ambience with stunning views over the azure waters of the Andaman Sea, where guests can choose between the cool comfort of the air-conditioned dining area or enjoy the sea breezes that waft across the outdoor terrace.

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La Plage By Kupu Kupu Phangan Kupu Kupu Phangan Beach Villas & Spa by L’Occitane - Koh Pangan - THAILAND La Plage at Kupu Kupu Phangan is a beach setting with amazing sunset views that reflect the carefree vibe of tropical fine dining. It serves a menu of modern Thai cuisine driven by the availability of fresh seafood and other indigenous ingredients. Every dish is a culinary revelation bursting with flavor to please the palate.

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Akira Back Jakarta Jakarta - INDONESIA With an earthly influence on its architecture and interior design, Akira Back invites you to indulge in a one-of-a-kind view of the city’s horizons. Akira Back is a contemporary Japanese Restaurant located in MD Place, Jakarta, created by celebrity chef Akira Back from Las Vegas. Experience exciting flavours and prepare to take a culinary journey with Akira Back as he presents his Korean heritage through the cuisine.

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Anigre Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City Hotel - INDONESIA

At Sheraton Grand Jakarta you’ll find Anigré restaurant with a bright, airy ambience which serves up a magnificent selection of tasty foods. At breakfast time, your appetite for the spread of local Indonesian dishes and international delights like croissants and Danish pastries will be stimulated by the morning light pouring in through the clear glass of the floor-to-ceiling windows. At other times of the day too, an even broader array of multicultural cuisine is prepared with flair by the culinary maestros. Your enjoyment is bound to be enhanced by the friendly service provided by the diligent associates dedicated to making your meal as pleasurable as possible, whether you’re a lone traveler, a family on vacation or an executive talking business with colleagues.

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Breeze Restaurant The Samaya Seminyak Bali - INDONESIA Hailing from Bali’s trendiest area, Seminyak, The Samaya Seminyak - Bali offers a classic culinary experience at its signature restaurant, Breeze. Located on the shores of Seminyak Beach, one of Bali’s favorite sunset spots, Breeze offers a selection of Indonesian classics and Balinese inspired cuisine, along with a range of continental and western favorites featuring locally sourced ingredients as well as imported products. At night, Breeze becomes a romantic dining venue, and couples can take advantage of the selection of set menus or entertain themselves with a candle-light dinner surrounded by tropical flowers. “Our romantic dinner is our bestselling package as we offer several different locations - on the beachfront deck and the island in the middle of our main swimming pool,” explained Christian, “We’ve also received a lot of requests for a proposal dinner - it’s the romantic setting that sets the right mood for this.” The Breeze’s chic open bar, virtually on the beach, is an extremely eye-catching feature, as is the outside seating arrangement with comfortable chairs and sofas.

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Three Elements Restaurant Hanging Gardens of Bali - Ubud - INDONESIA

A culinary journey through the ingredients, influenced by Indonesian flavour and the seasons of Bali. Three Elements offers an Ă la carte selection of appetizers, entrĂŠes and desserts as well as two unique tasting menus with optional wine pairing using the highest quality products and impeccable technique to create a modern cuisine influenced by Indonesian flavour. Spectacular misty views of the rain forest by day and a thousand candles lighting up the night await all guests to the restaurant and lounge / bar. Experience creativity, warmth and impeccable cuisine on an enthralling culinary journey orchestrated by the chefs, using modern and innovative cooking techniques that combines global flavours and a strong focus on local ingredients and flavours.

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KePitu at Kayon Jungle The Kayon Jungle Resort By Pramana - Ubud - INDONESIA For an exceptional dining experience, Kepitu Restaurant at The Kayon Jungle Resort is a smart venue designed to uplift the senses. An extended outdoor area offers a sweeping view over the entire property and the vibrant greenery of the encompassing river valley. Kepitu Restaurant serves a well-balanced menu to satisfy all appetites. It is open early every morning for a leisurely breakfast offering a delicious choice of different options. From international favourites and healthy fare to local style dishes and signature specialties, the culinary team understands the importance of a good breakfast to start the day off right. As the sun goes down, Kepitu Restaurant transforms into a romantic environment complete with elegant table settings, flickering candles and mood music drifting through the night air. A semi-fine dining menu takes guests on a flavourful journey of culinary excellence driven by sustainably sourced ingredients from the land and sea. A weekly schedule of themed dinners includes a Balinese Cultural Night and International BBQ featuring live cooking stations and entertainment.

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Koral The Apurva Kempinski Bali - Nusa Dua - INDONESIA

More than just a restaurant, Koral offers a full bistronomic experience, combining delectable dining, laid-back ambience and the rarefied atmosphere of an aquarium, accompanied by a hypnotic soundtrack that captures the magic and mystery of life below the waves. At Koral, diners will feast on elegant dishes inspired by Indonesian coastal flavours and crafted from local ingredients, at a venue that’s both casual and refined. All of the senses are stimulated at this unique venue, which introduces the underwater dining concept to the Island of the Gods for the very first time.

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