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Experience a culinary journey with award-winning and critically acclaimed restaurants from around the world.

Crab Market, Dubai

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Located in Dubai International Financial Centre, Crab Market is Dubai’s freshest seafood restaurant. A pescatarian haven, it features aquariums and ice displays taking inspiration from fish markets around the world. The new dining concept offers a modern international cuisine focused on fair- priced seafood with crabs as their specialty. The expansive menu is inspired by the Levant, Russian, Italian, Peruvian and French cuisine, fusing the best techniques and flavours from across the globe, and has been expertly put together by renowned chef, Vladimir Mukhin.

Offering the best to food connoisseurs, the restaurant boasts a wide selection of seafood, including soft shell, blue, brown and Kamchatka crabs from four different parts of the world, lobsters, oysters and scallops in tanks; octopus, salmon, tuna, prawns, shrimp, black cod, and Chilean sea bass – all fresh from the markets. Catering for all palettes, Crab Market gives guests the opportunity to select their dish from the ice market or tank and have it cooked exactly to their preference.

Other culinary favourites include Burrata di Puglia, Bruschetta with Crab, Bottarga and Stratacciella, Rockefeller Oysters with Spinach and Parmesan, Crab Chowder and Lobster Laska. The menu also features tailored dishes for vegetarians with an innovative take on Pomegranate and Pesto-Pumpkin, Spinach with Raisins and Grilled Avocado with a chili thread.

Offering lunch and dinner, the signature dishes from the menu include the Russian delicacy Kamchatka Crab and the intensely flavoursome Soft Shell Crabs, both of which can be cooked in any one of the five signature sauces – White Pepper, Black Pepper, Curry, Garlic Chili and Champagne. The outstanding Tartare Mezzeh celebrates a delicious Arabic fusion between hummus and fresh raw fish, whereas the Cauliflower Carpaccio combines rich Italian flavours with a unique vegetable carpaccio, thinly sliced iced cauliflower with a mousse of parmesan cream served with shavings of black truffle.

Mahonia, Adliya

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Mahonia, Bahrain’s first ever fine dining degustation restaurant, is now open in Adliya. Mahonia leads the way to a new era of fine dining with its gastronomic degustation menu concept, distinctively different from anything else in Bahrain and the Arabian Gulf.

Daringly exclusive with only seven tables, 3 times Michelin-starred Executive Chef Herve Pronzato spent over a year developing the menu, meticulously designing and perfecting Mahonia’s offering. Mahonia delivers an authentic epicurean journey with a choice of a 16-course or 7-course degustation menu with exclusive beverage pairings. In addition, their exquisitely planned à la carte menu increases the choice of delectable dishes available for the food connoisseurs.

Mahonia also has a magnificent cigar lounge that offers an enviable array of special cigars to accompany the finest beverages selected by the expert sommeliers. A first-class assortment of gastronomic snacks delicately designed to complement Mahonia’s cocktails, graceful and tiny, yet explosive in flavour and complexity, feature on the menu of the lounge.

Boldly different and truly exclusive in its design, guests entering Mahonia are stunned by the outstanding décor. Chic Bohemian chandeliers hang from above, illuminating the restaurant stylishly decorated with bespoke furniture. Carefully curated priceless, original artworks adorn the walls; and flawless Murano sculptures and Baccarat vases add decadent touches to the décor.

Bullona Ristorante, Milan

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The decayed and disused Art Nouveau station dating back to 1929 has been renovated by the entrepreneur Pino Scalise who turned it into an exclusive restaurant.

The restaurant, together with the property, brings back la dolce vita of the end of the Second World War as pictured in the famous film that has marked the era. The project was conceived so that the spirit, the emotions, and the taste could be recovered from the flavor of those years, contextualizing them to the present day and interpreting them in a contemporary key.

The restaurant offer is based on an innovative format in which raw fish and coquillage are served from a 9-metre open counter to the tunes of the most sought after deep house of DJ Ben.

Alongside the delicious Mediterranean cuisine, emphasis has also been placed on the exhibition side, opening the refined spaces to art exhibitions that will gradually be hosted here.

La Bullona, thanks to the friendship that links Pino Scalise, a great lover of art, to Michele Casamonti, owner of the most important Italian gallery, Tornabuoni Arté, will become a space in which they will alternate works by Milanese artists of the twentieth century, with names such as Enrico Castellani, Agostino Bonalumi, Piero Manzoni, Lucio Fontana, Arnaldo Pomodoro and, secondly, periodic exhibitions by contemporary artists, including Fabio Viale, Maurizio Cattelan. It also wants to pay homage to the city of Milan, ‘a hard-working City’ to whom the owner owes ‘everything both professionally and culturally’.

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