Alaya is Evgeny Kuzin and Chef Izu’s homage to the region.
The unique new DIFC restaurant celebrates the vibrant cuisine of the Mediterranean, featuring Middle Eastern influences. Born from Evgeny Kuzin and Chef Izu’s extensive travels and encounters across the Middle East, Alaya Restaurant Dubai pays tribute to the richness and beauty of the region.
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Beyond taking each and every guest on a sensorial adventure, Chef Izu’s menu at the new DIFC restaurant aims to encapsulate the generosity and care the Middle East region is well known for. Each dish has been designed to create meaningful experiences with carefully selected ingredients and rigorous cooking methods used to combine traditions with a contemporary approach.
All the Alaya Dubai's dishes call on the magic of fresh herbs and spices, prime meat and seafood; many different kinds of nuts including pine, pistachio, almond and sesame; as well as freekeh, pulses, and plenty of squeezes of lemon, whose presence in middle eastern and Mediterranean cuisine is required as much as sunlight. Spices such as cumin, cinnamon, turmeric, nutmeg, cardamom or the lemony flavours of sumac also all leave their distinctive signatures.
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Evgeny Kuzin adds, “Chef Izu and I are long-term partners with a shared vision around creating homegrown concepts that will also appeal to an international audience. Following the expansion of GAIA, ShanghaiME globally and the successful opening of La Maison Ani this year, it is our aim to continue on this path, sharing a new style of cuisine to a wider global audience.”
Designed by Richard Saunders and Sagrada, Alaya Dubai’s interiors also take an integrated approach that interweaves culture, history and high design - aimed at bringing the beauty and worldliness of the Eastern Mediterranean region onto the DIFC dining scene.
Reinterpreting original details like marquetry and traditional tapestry, Alaya Dubai boasts rich colours, intricate patterns and textures for a one-of-a-kind hospitality experience.
Open for reservations from Wednesday 27 th July.
For more information, please visit here or call +971 (0)4 570 6289