In time, we’ll have full reviews of all of the outlets for you, but for now, here’s a quick rundown of the restaurants housed in the new Armani Hotel Dubai.
Armani Peck – This black and white simple and stylish deli eatery started out as a salami shop 125 years ago. Today it serves pastas and other Italian dishes to eat in or take away. Pork is served ‘subtly’ in a separate dining room.
Armani Mediterraneo – Fresh Mediterranean cuisine served throughout the day in this neutrally-designed space.
Armani Ristorante – With 10 Italian chefs in the kitchen could this become Dubai’s best Italian restaurant? Watch out Bussola…
Armani Amal – ‘Amal’ is the hotel’s Indian restaurant and boasts a live Indian band as well as a mesmerising 3D print of a temple, created from five overlaying screens. Head chef Vijay Anand explains that Amal’s USP is its flavours – he takes traditional recipes and refuses to veer too far away from them, unlike most other Indian restaurants.
Armani Hashi – ‘Hashi’ means chopsticks in Japanese – the cuisine of this stylish restaurant. Outside the views of the Dubai Fountain are fantastic (all the restaurants face the water display), inside the interior is slick and simple. And the food? Unique – we sampled raw Wagyu on the opening night.
Armani Privé – This is Giorgio’s only club outside Milan – and it’s completely bespoke to Dubai, including what looks like a Burj-inspired pattern (from above) on the opening wall and a vast screen set to air fashion shows from across the world. Made up of two floors, booths and low lighting, the venue screams chic – and the service, on the opening night, was spot on.