Ariana’s Persian Kitchen is coming up in Royal Atlantis Resort, Dubai
Iranian-American chef Ariana Bundy is set to open her first restaurant at The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences in Dubai in late 2019.
Ariana’s Persian Kitchen will showcase the award-winning TV chef and cookbook author’s take on Persian food, with a twist in terms of textures, ingredients, and presentation.
Guests will be able to sample Ariana’s Caspian-stype filet kabob, rose-scented sea bass, a colourful array of new mazzeh dishes, and her take on Persian ice cream with saffron, pistachios, and rose water
“The stunning design of the resort convinced me that this was the ideal time and place to open my first restaurant,” said Bundy.
Following the success of her book Pomegranates and Roses – My Persian Family Recipes, she went on to write, produce and present the cookery and travel series, Ariana’s Persian Kitchen. The eight-part TV show launched on NatGeo People and has aired in over 40 countries.
It will seat more than 140 guests offering sea views over the Dubai skyline from wooden ‘day beds’ in a garden terrace. Features of note also include a romantic cordial bar, vaulted domes and a private dining room. At the heart of the restaurant is an extensive show kitchen featuring a massive charcoal grill and fire pit Tanoor serving fresh breads.
“We have big expectations for Ariana’s Persian Kitchen. There is really nothing in the region that fuses a contemporary dining experience with the authenticity of the Persian cuisine,” said Martin Chung, SVP, Global Development at The Royal Atlantis Resort and Residences.
After learning her craft at Le Cordon Bleu and Le Notre in Paris and training at Fauchon Patisserie, Ariana became the head pastry chef for the Mondrian Hotel in Los Angeles, catering for the Oscars and Golden Globes as well as movie premieres.
The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences are redefining the concept of international luxury living. Located on the crescent of The Palm, next to the iconic Atlantis, The Palm resort, The Royal Atlantis will deliver sky high homes with architectural and design masterpieces that have never been seen before, conceived by the world’s leading architects, designers and artists.