Sponsored: The enigmatic Chef Mauro Di Leo, Executive Chef of Cinque Dubai, takes you on a culinary journey that defies convention and tantalizes your taste buds with a fusion of Italian tradition and vibrant Japanese flavours.
Born in Palermo and honed in prestigious Michelin-starred kitchens, Chef Mauro brings his rebellious spirit and culinary expertise to Dubai’s bustling food scene. The result? A dining experience like no other, where the boundaries of gastronomy are pushed, and a medley of Italian and Japanese cuisines are blended seamlessly.
At the heart of this gastronomic adventure is Chef’s Table—a 11-course culinary journey designed to ignite your senses. The menu is an artistic masterpiece, featuring ingredients sourced from the Mediterranean Sea and authentic Sicilian treasures, such as lemon zest, candied oranges, homemade ricotta, Modica chocolate, and pistachios.
Experience a symphony of flavours as “Il Riccio” delights with its sea urchin panna cotta, complemented by seaweed gel, Sicilian red prawn, caviar, and seawater foam, while “Il Tonno” offers a sublime seafood indulgence featuring seared balfego tuna paired with scapece, burnt butter, and Sicilian pistachio, “Il Polipo” brings ocean treasures with blanched octopus, plankton, black rice, and Sicilian lemon foam, and “Il Risotto dell’Etna” combines acquerello rice, terre nere grape, radicchio, and smoked goat’s cheese.
Chef Mauro’s creations promise a unique perspective on Sicilian cuisine—a rebellion against the ordinary, allowing you to see Sicily through his eyes. Whether it’s the cuisine, the ambience, or the stories behind each dish, you’ll leave with lasting memories.
Limited to small groups of diners (minimum 6, maximum 12) and reservations should be made at least 36 hours in advance. AED650. AED1,100 including grape pairing. Visit website.