Dubai-High end Italian food market and restaurant chain, Eataly, recently hosted an elite event at the Dubai Mall on the 9th of December to launch its newest outlet. Counting a total of 18 outlets across Italy, Japan and USA,Eataly's latest outlet is also the brand's first one in the GCC. Known as the reference for Italian food, the chain opened its very first outlet in 2007 in Turin, Italy and boasts of the tagline, “Made in Italy.” Offering fresh food in numerous categories such as pasta, grappa, cheese, water, and meat among others,Eataly also has 11 restaurants and cafes that directly use ingredients from the market.
Guests at the launch were welcomed with drinks as the new outlet was done up stylishly with cocktail tables and other such. Once the ribbon that was in the shape of braided tri-color pasta was cut, the attendees were taken on a tour of the restaurant by Eataly's CEO, Luca BaffigoFilangieri, who gave them an in-depth description of each station, even allowing them to watch each chef cooking in his/her section. Another highlight of the event was the live preparation of signature dishes by two notable chefs from Eataly, Chef Moreno Cedroni and Chef UgoAlciati. Once ready, the dishes were passed on to the guests who were treated to the delightful creations by the talented culinary artists.
Speaking out on the occasion,Eataly's CEO, Mr. Luca BaffigoFilangieri said, “Eataly started out as a small milestone in Italy and is now opening its doors in the Middle East in the vibrant city of Dubai. We are all extremely proud and would like to thank our partners Azadea Group for all their support and commitment to this project.”
Mr. Said Daher, the CEO of Azadea Group further added, “I would like to reach out and thank every AZADEAN who contributed to the successful opening of EATALY here. Also I would like to thank Oscar, Luca, and their team for their trust in our Group. And a final thanks to Dubai Mall for believing in EATALY.”
Staying true to its roots, Eataly marked yet another fresh milestone as it looks set to treat food lovers in the UAE to the authentic taste of Italy!