Diner Appreciation: Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo

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Last September, the Chaine took us to Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo, in the heart of Old Dubai overlooking the beautiful skyline of the Dubai. Michelin star Chef Alfredo came all the way from Italy to be our host. It was the first time we did not have a tasting before the event as we had full confidence in the experience of Chef Alfredo to deliver a Chaine worthy experience.

Welcomed with Champagne and Canapés, guests were escorted to the lovely terrace of the restaurant with the beautiful views of the boats on the creek and burj Khalifa in the background.
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After than we took our places on the beautifully decorated tables, getting ready for the diner. Chancelier, Commandeur, Eleanor Brodie welcomed everyone and announced the start of the night by a salute to the Rulers of Dubai & UAE. Then Chef Alfrado took us through the menu and how he designed it for the night. We were all excited to start the night and had high expectations for the diner.

Uovo profumato al basilico in salsa di pomodoro appassito e pecorino
Eggs in basil fragrance with semi-dried tomatoes sauce with pecorino
Gavi di Gavi La scolca Oro – Piemonte 100% Cortese grapes

Ravioli di pesce con la sua zuppa
The fish soup with seafood ravioli
Planeta Cometa DOC – Sicilia Menfi – 100% Fiano grapes

Agnello in crosta profumata alla menta con melenzane marinate
Lamb in mint essence crust with mint and marinated eggplants
Barbera d’ Asti Araldica – Piemonte 100% Barbera d’ Asti grapes

La ricotta fresca e gli ingredienti della cassata
The ricotta cheese with all ingredients of the “cassata”
Moscato La Palazzina – Araldica – Piemonte

Mr. Sanjiv Shaza, concluded the evening by an appreciation to thank the service and kitchen teams for the enormous effort put into producing our wonderful diner amical, with a special thanks to Chef Alfredo and his team for producing such a lovely menu.

It was great to be at this fabulous venue that was full of history and innovation. All members and guests thoroughly enjoyed it and for those who had not been there before it was a perfect opportunity for them to appreciate a perfectly orchestrated fine dining experience with an amazing view of Dubai Skyline. It was a perfect example of the immense work & attention to details that went into every dish brought out to the table.

The wines paired seamlessly with the very excellent menu, the service was exceptional and the hospitality was second to none.

Special thanks to:
Chef Alfredo Russo
Chef Andrea Russo, Chef de Cuisine
Boris Angelov, Director of Service
Ippolita di Bart, Restaurant Mgr

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