Appreciation: Armani/Deli, Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa, Dubai

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On 25 March, 2019 Chaine members went to Armani/Deli for an authentic culinary experience with an Italian flair at the vibrant Armani hotel, located in the tallest building in the world “Burj Khalifa”. The plan was to dine at their open terrace with an open view to the spectacular fountains however strong winds were against our plans so we had to move the event indoors. The venue had it all in order and we couldn’t be happier.

We were welcomed with a wide selection of canapés and sparking wine by the beautiful hostesses. The unique black/white design of the venue, the cheese stations and private pork room were the first to attract our attention as we started the reception. The pass around canapés included:

Lemon zest Panna cotta, yuzu Pearl
Bresaola Fagottino with Chive and Cantaloupe Melon
Foie gras cannolo, salted pistachio and Tropea onion jam
Scallop tartare, mango and radicchio Treviso
Baked Parmesan cheese with aged balsamic vinegar

Such a mouth watering selection made us excited and eager to the dinner ahead.
Once seated, we were welcomed by the hotel manager, Mr. Thomas Peruzzo who recently joined the team and then Chef Francesco Conzattu took us through the wonderful menu he prepared for us.

Marinated tuna, vitello sauce, celeriac and caviar
La Scolca, Gavi di Gavi, Piedmont, Italy

Risotto with burrata, langostines, sea urchins, and gold leave
Alois Lageder Estate, Pinot Grigio, Trentino Alto Adige, Italy

Slow cook veal tenderloin with foie gras,artichoke jerusalem and banana shallot
Enrico Serafino, Barbera D’ Alba, Piedmont, Italy

Citrus,Amalfi Lemon cremoso,italian meringue, candied kumkat,grapefruit caviar
Palazzina, Moscato Passito, Piedmont, Italy

The dinner was simply delightful. A study in gourmet food, wine, excellent presentation, service and ambience. The 21 kitchen and service brigades handled the event brilliantly.

Special thanks goes to our Chaine member Mr. Mark Kirby, the area manager Address Hotels Downtown for his continuous support and orchestrating this event making it a memorable experience to each and every guest.

Thanks to:
Thomas Peruzzo, General Manager Armani Dubai
Vijay Anand, Executive Chef
Francesco Conzattu, Chef de Cuisine Armani Deli
Otman Bengebara, Banqueting Manager
Rajesh Seedeeal, Head Sommelier
Taras Nikishyn, Manager Armani Deli

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