Bringing a taste of Puglia to Dubai, Italian import Bistrot90 has opened its doors to diners on the ninth floor of Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road.
Representing the brand’s first opening outside of Italy, Bistrot90 was born in Puglia where the brand’s first restaurant is located. Brought to Dubai by Italian restauranteur Ivan Conte and wine producer Nicola Stridi, Bistrot90 is a Dubai restaurant, lounge and nightlife destination centred around soul-warming, authentic Italian flavours with modern flair, paired with hand-selected wines from vineyards across Italy and an energy-inducing nightlife element that will see a resident DJ take to the decks each night, paired with varied interactive performances.
Leading the kitchen, Italian Head Chef Umberto Esposto has crafted a menu comprising handmade pasta, risottos and pinsas, as well as specialities from land and sea.
To start, dishes like polpette Pugliesi – Puglia-style meatballs, vitello tonnato – thinly sliced cooked veal in tonnato sauce, parmigiana 2.1 – baked aubergine with tomato, pecorino cheese and anchovies, polpo e patate – marinated octopus with potato salad, and carpaccio di manzo – beef carpaccio with porcini cream, truffle and Parmiggiano Regiano sauce are sure to whet the appetites of diners.
Highlight mains include cotoletta di vitello alla Milanese – Milanese-style veal entrecote, tagliata di manzo – black Angus striploin, polpo in tre cotture – octopus in three ways with red pepper sauce and creamy potato, bavetta al nero di sepia – squid ink linguine with Sardinian fish roe and gold leaf, filetto di branzino – seabass fillet with vegetables and coconut cream, and the indulgent, signature pinsa gold – a Roman-style pizza topped with smoked scamorza, gold leaf and truffle.
With stunning Downtown Dubai city skyline vistas visible through floor-to-ceiling windows inside, Bistrot90 also offers uninterrupted views of Burj Khalifa from its expansive alfresco terrace that features a pool for daytime occasions. Comprising the main dining area, lounge and bar, Bistrot90 invites guests to enjoy sunset aperitivo, followed by dinner and an evening full of liveliness. The venue also serves shisha outdoors.
Commenting on the opening, co-founder of Bistro90, Ivan Conte said: “We are incredibly excited to open our doors in Dubai and intend to fill the gap in the market for venues offering high-quality food at an approachable price point while maintaining the highest levels of service and ambience. Bistro90 is a place to relax and enjoy a fun night out without any ostentatious vibes. In the kitchen, Chef Umberto remains true and respectful to our Italian roots – using only the best ingredients to create dishes with creativity and elegance. We look forward to welcoming guests to enjoy the Bistrot90 experience.”
Location: 9th floor of Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road
Timing: Daily from 6pm till 4 am.
Contact: 058 532 1447, visit bistrot90.com or follow @bistro90dubai on social media.