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Dining Destinations November 2019


C O N T E N T S November 2019

04| ESCĀ Cairo 06| Raj 07| Restaurant Okapi 08| Aurelia’s Restaurant

09| Eden 10| Tamassa Beach Restaurant

11| Tagine Restaurant 12| Flying Carpet 13| Barbarossa Restaurant 14| WoW Steak House 15| Artima Bistro

16| Lux Lucis 17| Aromi Restaurant


18| Romazzino Restaurant 19| Hotel Restaurante Vinas De Lárrede

Restaurant 20| Saudade & Bar Spa & Golf 21| Galgorm Resort

23| 29 Grill Garan 24| Hyakuna “Kanro”

25| Akira Back Restaurant & Bar

26| Liu Chinese Restaurant 27| Red Oven Restaurant 28| SAKURA 29| TIIGO Beach Club Restaurant at 30| Dawat Islamabad Serena Hotel


Africa

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ESCĀ Cairo Cairo - Egypt

Located in the heart of Heliopolis, ESCĀ’s authentic Mediterranean decor was designed by the Alchemy Design Studio. ESCĀ’s menu offers a truly exceptional dining experience with creative twists which have been tailored by their Celebrity Chef, Wessam Massoud. Wessam Massoud is the executive Chef alongside their head chef, Mostafa Seif who was the winner of Top Chef Middle East. Diners at this contemporary fusion restaurant will not be disappointed with the range of dishes offering fresh ingredients merged together in a blend of sweet, salty and sour. ESCĀ’s menu takes guests on a trip around the world, with dishes like the Chinese Beef Bao Buns, Italian Black Risotto and for meat lovers; certified American Angus Beef and Prime Australian Fillet. Because presentation is as important as taste, the chefs style their dishes with gorgeously colorful edible-flowers.

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Raj Hilton Cairo Heliopolis, Cairo - Egypt

Named after the “King of India”, Raj offers classic Indian Cuisine with a modern touch. Savor the creations of Indian Chef Arvinth, serving tender meat and seafood directly from the hot embers of the tandoor, accompanied with soft, fresh and hot naans and roti’s; all in an inviting atmosphere complemented by an open kitchen for a live cooking experience.

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Restaurant Okapi

Africa

Pullman Kinshasa Grand Hotel, Kinshasa - Democratic Republic of Congo

This gourmet restaurant offers an international menu and a different menu every week. A wide selection of wines is available to enjoy with your meal.

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Aurelia’s Restaurant Peermont D’Oreale Grande Hotel, Johannesburg - South Africa Nestled in the award-winning five star Peermont D’oreale Grande hotel at Emperors Palace, Aurelia’s shares the beauty and sophistication of her namesake. Elegant, modern and at the forefront of culinary techniques, each meal is a masterpiece. Dining at Aurelia’s is an epicurean journey with an evolving menu consisting of a fusion of new-age African cuisines and the latest European trends. The Chef station allows guests to enjoy seeing the finishing touches being added to their meals, all while the aromas add a sensory element to the occasion. Aurelia’s serves up a wide variety of malt and blended whiskies, and wines from all the great Cape vineyards. High Tea is every Saturday from 14h00 to 16h00 where the Chef ’s selection of delicate sweet and savoury treats can be enjoyed in a picturesque setting.

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Eden

Indian Ocean

The H Resort, MahĂŠ - Seychelles

Nestled between the luscious greenery of the gardens and the beach, Eden is a hub of gastronomic creole experiences. Both romantic yet authentic, it serves a delicious selection of mouthwatering and fresh seafood as well as prime cuts of meat from the barbeque.

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Tamassa Beach Restaurant

Sofitel Mauritius L’Imperial Resort & Spa, Flic en Flac - Mauritius Relax and appreciate the natural simplicity and spicy flavours of Tamassa Beach Restaurant. Bury your feet in the sand and watch the palm trees swaying in the breeze while you savour a Mauritian cuttlefish salad, lobster grilled with sea salt and vanilla, or chilli freshwater scampi. Treat yourself to a Fraîcheur de l’île, an ice-cream sundae combining the refreshing exotic flavors of mango, passion fruit, pineapple and mint. Spend an enchanting evening discovering the essence of Tamassa, which means “having fun” in Mauritian Creole, as you participate in Sega music, songs and traditional dances to the sound of the Maravanne, the Mauritian Kayamba. The perfect way to learn more about the local culture and folklore.

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Tagine Restaurant

Middle East

The Palms Beach Hotel & Spa - Kuwait - Kuwait

Enchanting Moroccan restaurant serving traditional classics by local chefs. Behind the wooden door of Tagine, old-world Morocco awaits, with brightly-colored walls painted in the traditional tadlakt way (with honey), soothing Moroccan melodies, and the irresistible aroma of Al Hareera soup, pan dishes, Kuskus and more. Tagine’s café is the place to relax while you sip on Morocco’s famous mint tea, accompanied by Shisha if you so wish. With a tempting range of soothing flavors from which to choose, it’s the perfect after-dinner treat.

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Flying Carpet The Torch Doha - Qatar Flying Carpet is ideally located inside The Torch Doha hotel with a spacious outside area complimenting its impressive interior. Dining here is an Arabian fairytale experience since the restaurant is surrounded by a plethora of Arabic carpets both on the walls and hang from the ceiling. Flying Carpet serves the freshest of ingredients basing its dishes on the seasonal supply.

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Europe

Barbarossa Restaurant Tharroe of Mykonos - Greece

Visit Barbarossa Restaurant for a blend of breath-taking views and a magical fusion between genuine flavours and modern nutritional and healthy trends. Using the best selection of local ingredients and products, Executive Chef Athanasios Tantanassis and his team, present Greek cuisine with a Mediterranean twist, making Barbarossa restaurant an ideal Gourmet destination in Mykonos Island. The words healthy and local, stand here for their true meaning and depict their sincere belief that the quality of feelings and sense of wellbeing, for everyone, depends dearly on the quality of our nutrition. With their knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff, be pampered and enjoy a memorable dining experience with panoramic sea and sunset views.

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WoW Steak House Abaton Island Resort & Spa, Chersonisos - Greece

Living up to its name in a truly word-class fashion, WOW Steak House specialises in succulent signature steaks. Bringing a little sizzle and spice to your exotic vacation, extraordinary taste is packed into each evening dish with every delicate bite a piece of perfection. Whether you choose the Black Angus short rib with shiitake mushroom glaze or embrace the restaurant’s Japanese flair by ordering the Wagyu strip loin, your taste buds will certainly thank you. With a first impression that is difficult to follow, the restaurant exceeds all expectations with an even more tempting selection of main courses that satisfy steak lovers. Ranging from simple meat cuts to the delectable Wagyu beef, it is all cooked in high quality Josper charcoal ovens to ensure the utmost flavour and juicy texture.

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Artima Bistro

Europe

Limassol - Cyprus

Artima Bistro, member of Carob Mill Restaurants, four times awarded for its Mediterranean cuisine, and 2019 Time Out Eating Awards nominee, is a most suitable choice for an elegant dining experience and ideal for a business lunch or dinner. The carefully restored and tastefully designed restaurant radiates unique character in a contemporary and elegant environment. The rich menu and professional staff are sure to leave guests with a favourable and flavourful impression. Located at the Lanitis Carobmill Complex next to the Medieval Castle in Limassol, Artima offers Mediterranean dishes inspired by the Italian cuisine. The creative menu is enhanced with tempting desserts and a wide selection of local and international wines. Visitors can enjoy their food or drinks sitting by the yard of the Medieval Castle.

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Lux Lucis Principe Forte Dei Marmi - Italy LUX LUCIS is home to the Michelin-starred cuisine of Chef Valentino Cassanelli. Valentino’s dishes are a free expression of Italian cuisine, with an unrestrained creativity, drawing not only from his own life experiences, but also the rich biodiversity surrounding the coastal town of Forte dei Marmi. Inspiration too comes from his close collaboration with Maître Sommelier Sokol Ndreko, with dishes often beginning with the flavour profiling of particular wines. The result are menus that are delicately balanced and elegant, happily journeying from land to sea and delivering the very best in seasonal ingredients. Situated on the rooftop of Hotel Principe Forte dei Marmi, in a stunning landscape caught between mountains and sea, the 24-seat restaurant is ideally positioned to capture the aureate evening light, offering panoramic views over the town’s stone pines to the Apuan Alps in the east and westwards over the Tyrrhenian Sea. The restaurant was awarded its first Michelin star in 2017.

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Aromi Restaurant

Europe

Hilton Molino Stucky Venice - Italy

Water, the dominant element of the lagoon city, is the main feature of Aromi Restaurant, immersed in a yacht club atmosphere and surrounded by the colour blue. The outside panoramic terrace offers breath-taking views, overlooking Giudecca Canal and the floating city of Venice, with a unique perspective. The menu is a palate pleasing journey designed by Chef Ivan Catenacci’s imagination. From the Chocolate and Avocado tuna starter to the superb Peach and Shrimps Risotto, fine dining at Aromi is a true culinary experience. Jewel in the crown of the Aromi menu are the signature dishes “The Catenacci”, born from the desire of creating a dish representing the chef. This unusual combination of pasta and rice shaped in a chain is proposed in four versions (meat, fish, vegetarian and sweet). Finally to complete the culinary experience, a team of experts takes care of guests needs to ensure a dinner of a lifetime.

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Romazzino Restaurant Hotel Romazzino, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Porto Cervo - Italy Stylish and intimate, Romazzino Restaurant presents an original menu each day inspired by the freshest local ingredients from land and sea. The outdoor terrace frames a delicious dining experience with stunning views of a breath-taking horizon.

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Hotel Restaurante Vinas De Lárrede

Europe

Hotel Vinas De Lárrede, Huesca - Spain

At Hotel Viñas de Lárrede a wide gastronomic proposal is offered, based on the products grown in their own plantation, as well as the autochthonous foods used in the typical cuisine of the region. That is why priority is given to fresh and seasonal products in the dishes, such as the meat from the valley, the harvest-fresh vegetables and the fish brought directly from the Cantabric Sea. All the meals are perfectly paired with wines. The hotel has their own bodega, with more than 80 wines, most of them from Somontano region, including the well-known winery Viñas del Vero. Seating at the table of Restaurante Viñas means enjoying the Pyrenees with all five senses. The picture windows surrounding the dining are offer unbeatable views over the valley, while the proposals of the chef Toni Polca match tradition and modernity in a unique spectacle, full of smells, textures and flavours. At the enclosed balcony, you will enjoy the silence and the pure air of this natural setting, or have a dinner under the stars. Bring your family, your couple or your friends together at the tables. Under prior notice, options for coeliac, vegetarian and other special diets are available.

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Saudade Restaurant & Bar Dunas Douradas Beach Club, Almancil - Portugal

Saudade Restaurante & Bar serves up a highly regarded menu of local and international dishes, including fresh fish and succulent steaks. From fine dining to delicious snacks, Dunas Douradas Beach Club can cater for every taste. The menu was sculpted with great care by the Chef and his team, in order to create a unique harmony of flavour.

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The River Room Restaurant Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort, Ballymena - United Kingdom

The River Room Restaurant embodies the ethos of Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort through its menu selection offering a unique and memorable dining experience. It is one of four restaurants in Northern Ireland to be awarded 3 AA Rosettes for culinary excellence. Head Chef Chris Rees creates dishes that are true to the ingredients, showcasing local artisan producers with menus that change daily. The dishes are packed with seasonal ingredients, sourced from carefully selected local suppliers and the Resort’s very own kitchen garden, all imaginatively served to complement an extensive wine list – a perfect dining experience for the serious foodie. The River Room Conservatory is also home to The Resort’s Gin Bar and has one of the most extensive and exclusive gin menus in the country. You are invited to experience an innovative array of classic and bespoke cocktails in this unforgettable setting.

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Asia

29 Grill Conrad Beijing - China 29 Grill offers something for every taste and occasion. The stylish restaurant specializes in prime seafood, imported beef and quality cheeses, accompanied by a comprehensive wine list. An intimate dining room and more casual bar cater to both formal dinners and relaxed lounging.

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Hyakuna Garan “Kanro” Okinawa - Japan

The dining space of Restaurant Kanro extends horizontally along the ocean. From the large panoramic windows you can enjoy the breathtaking ocean view, which locals call the “Marine Field.” Fresh and colorful local ingredients are happily served for the traditional Japanese-Okinawan courses, with full mindfullness of hospitality.

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Akira Back Restaurant & Bar Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park - Thailand

Blending Japanese and Korean elements with international influences, Akira Back is a dramatic new dining destination that redefines Asian cuisine, overlooking the Bangkok skyline from the 37th floor of Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park. Using only high-quality ingredients, the restaurant’s talented culinary team creates inventive, contemporary dishes that reflect the cultural heritage and personal journey of Akira Back, the Michelin-starred chef. The restaurant comprises a main dining area, sushi bar and four private dining rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and spectacular city views. Diners can select à la carte dishes or a combo set comprising sushi and sashimi. Signature dishes that reflect Akira Back’s distinctive “east meets west” style include fresh tuna pizza, AB tacos, baked crab hand rolls and 48 hours wagyu short ribs. This modern style of gastronomy is original, exciting and vibrant, and brings a new era of culinary innovation to diners in Thailand’s capital city.

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Liu Chinese Restaurant Conrad Bangkok - Thailand Conrad Bangkok’s premier gourmet Chinese restaurant is beginning a voyage of discovery into the delicious arts and atmosphere of neo-classical Chinese cuisine. The Liu menu takes most of its influence from Cantonese cuisine, leveraging the great knowledge and influence the head chef brings from his native Canton region of China. Liu presents an all-you-can-eat Dim Sum feast which is all made with entirely seasonal ingredients, and all made fresh daily. Diners discover new tastes upon every visit and Liu has become a favourite among residents and returning travellers.

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Red Oven Restaurant

Asia

SO Sofitel Bangkok - Thailand BEST ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT FROM THE MARKET AROUND THE WORLD! Sleek rouge touches, floor-to-ceiling windows, leafy green views of Lumpini Park — Red Oven Restaurant at SO Sofitel Bangkok welcomes guests with an ocean of colourful culinary delights from around the globe. With fragrant herbs, warm spices and a waft of barbecue smoke at every turn, Red Oven’s setup with live cooking stations resembles a worldly food market. This 2019 Red Oven, introducing a brand-new à la carte menu, will further establish the restaurant as an irresistible foodie destination.

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SAKURA

The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa, New Delhi - India Sakura, India’s first authentic Japanese restaurant is decorated in a contemporary Japanese manner, creating a visual effect of serenity and relaxation. This award-winning fine-dining restaurant with its elegant private dining rooms, offers the best of Japanese cuisine - prepared from the freshest food flown in from Japan. India’s much-loved Sakura also let diners explore the exotic Asian cuisine and unravel the remarkable flavours from Korea to Indonesia to Mongolia to Thai and more. The ultimate expression of flavour, that’s the focus at Sakura’s Kitchen. Here, at Sakura, guests can relish exquisite Japanese and Asian food, lovingly prepared by a celebrated Master Chef, as it was always meant to be. Exotic flavours from the finest and rarest ingredients get enhanced with the most impressive repertoire of Japanese Sakes. Visually stunning, the Sushi Bar treats guests to the best of Japanese gastronomic delights. The artistic integrity of this world-class fine-dining restaurant ensures the guests of a spiritual and a purifying experience indulging all senses and providing them with a complete sensuous pleasure. Highly reviewed and greatly loved by its patrons, Sakura remains unrivaled for expertly executed Japanese fare this side of Tokyo. Come and explore the unmatched dining experience at Sakura.

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TIIGO Beach Club

Asia

Montigo Resorts, Nongsa - Indonesia Cool across every detail, TIIGO Beach Club is the perfect place to unwind in the comfort of shaded indoor loungers or at the sand park. Laze on cabana beds and gaze out at the magical Montigo sunset. An extensive drinks menu features over 50 tempting cocktails and signature spirits served alongside a selection of delectable bar bites. At nightfall, the resident DJ takes to the decks, transforming the space into an electric, groovy dance floor.

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Dawat Restaurant at Islamabad Serena Hotel Serena Hotel Pakistan - Pakistan Experience a mesmerizing dining journey in Dawat restaurant at Islamabad Serena Hotel. Savour a meticulously crafted Pakistani menu and satisfy your curiosity with an open kitchen with the chefs live in action. Prepare to be swooned away with the signature warm hospitality and live Pakistani music for a complete soulful experience.

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