Appreciation: Villa Toscana, St Regis Hotel, Abu Dhabi

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Award- winning Villa Toscana has a well-deserved reputation, serving hand-crafted, regional Italian specialities from Tuscany, Umbria and Emilia-Romagna. With the feeling of visiting the inviting summer home of an Italian noble, Chef Rosario Martorana and Manager Giuseppe Palmieri certainly did not disappoint.
Our evening started in the restaurant’s bar, with a superb spread of antipasti, where Maître D’, Ivan Zugic, welcomed us with a sabrage of Champagne.
Menu

Burrata, Papa al Pomodoro, focaccia crouton and emulsion of basil pesto
Minestrone-Ribollita soup, cannellini beans, basil pesto, in the crust bread.
Inzolia Tasca 2014

Handmade artichoke and ricotta ravioli, Jerusalem artichoke sauce, truffle butter
Black bass, king oyster mushrooms, eggplant, semolina, veal jus, sweet potato cracker
Sauvignon Vinkl Terlan 2015

Beef tenderloin, roasted potatoes, Marsala glaze, polenta, and confit tomatoes
Sheradaze Donnafugata 2016

Tiramisu: Tradition and Innovation
Moscato D’Asti Petalo

Everyone present was delighted with simple, elegant flavours of the dishes, and the attention to detail of the service. A well deserved appreciation was delivered by Chargé de Missions, Wolfang Johannson, to end off our evening.

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