Connector July 2023

CONNECTOR.AE 16 CONNECTOR.AE 17 Dining Around Dining Around Avatara at Voco Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road is one of the new restaurants included in the 2023 Dubai MICHELIN Guide that received a one star rating. The menu at the restaurant serves only vegetarian food with flavours from India. Serving a 16dish set menu, where each dish has a backstory explained as it arrives. The aim of the restaurant is to highlight ways vegetarian food stands out in flavour, through exquisite dishes that are created using local and fresh produce and dairy products. Each dish incorporates traditional flavours from India and is turned into a unique dining experience. The restaurant also caters to vegan and gluten-free diets. Torno Subito at W Dubai - The Palm also retained its rating for two years in a row. The restaurant by Chef Massimo Bottura, responsible for the three-starred MICHELIN restaurant, Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy. Diners are transported back to the 1960s Italian Riviera, with a menu serving the tastes of Italy. One of the dishes recommended by Chef Alessio Pirozzi, Head Chef of the restaurant, is Ostrica, lightly steamed oysters in a glaze and served with puffed black ink rice. Diners can also enjoy dishes including risotto ‘Anni 80’ and the tiramisubito. Avatara Torno Subito Maintaining its one star rating for two years is 11 Woodfire at Jumeirah 1. With an open kitchen concept, diners are able to watch as their meal is prepared. As in the name, fire is the central theme of the restaurant and all the dishes from meat, vegetables and seafood are grilled, giving the food a rich smoky and earthy flavour. The highly raved Wagyu Burger is a must-try, offering perfectly balanced flavours and topped with gouda, mushrooms and siracha. The dishes stay true to the restaurant and always serve a flavour burst. 11 Woodfire Moonrise at Eden House, Al Satwa is the third new restaurant to gain one star on the 2023 Dubai MICHELIN Guide. The rooftop dining restaurant features an Omakase experience, where the Chef creates innovative dishes in front of the diners using fresh and seasonal ingredients. With stunning views of the beaches in Jumeirah and the Dubai skyline, the restaurant seats 12 people, serving a multi-course meal that uses Middle Eastern flavours as well as incorporates tastes from Japan. A unique dish to delight in is the milk and honey, a labneh sorbet made with an olive oil foam. Located at the seven-star luxury hotel Burj Al Arab, Al Muntaha is a one-starred MICHELIN restaurant for two years in a row. The restaurant serves diners delicious Italian and French cuisine. Amazing dishes to try are the line-caught sea bass served with Jerusalem artichokes, sea scallops crudo and chocolate millefeuille. A six-course tasting menu is also served at the restaurant with dishes including Australian Wagyu beef and salmon trout. As the restaurant is on the 27th floor, diners can enjoy delighting in a stunning view of the coastline in Jumeirah. Moonrise Al Muntaha Armani/Ristorante at Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa brings the flavours of Italy to Dubai. The restaurant received a one star rating as part of the first guide and maintained its rating for the 2023 Dubai MICHELIN Guide. One of the Chef’s at the restaurant recommends the Vitello Tonnato, which is veal topped with caper powder. The restaurant also serves a tasting menu of five courses with dishes like pasta all’uovo, which is a tortelli pasta dish and piccione al rosa, which is spiced grilled pigeon breast. While tucking into tasty Italian flavours, diners can also enjoy views of the Dubai Fountain. Armani/Ristorante