Homegrown Greek restaurant in DIFC to be opened by Celebrated chef Izu Ani
Izu Ani, the mastermind behind some of the world’s most finest restaurants like La Serre, The Lighthouse and carine, is now blessing Dubai’s financial centre with his culinary excellence.
This September, the homegrown Greek restaurant GAIA is all set to open its doors in Gate Village in DIFC. Those who either reside or come here for work now have a new dining option to look ahead to. And mind you not, this one is going to leave you craving you and asking you only for more of it.
The restaurant is a major collaboration between Chef Izu Ani and the Bulldozer hospitality group. The restaurant advertises themselves as a restaurant that serves Greek-Mediterranean fusion cuisine in a setting that is quite contemporary and also promises themselves ‘to become something truly different for Dubai’s restaurant scene’.
The restaurant is inspired very much from the Greek mythology. The restaurant in named after the Greek Goddess of the Earth; the menu is inspired from the Grecian coastal islands. Foodies can expect something big and extravagant from the seafood section. The restaurant also promises that their ingredients are all sourced directly from the beautiful destination that many would love to travel for a staycation – Greece.
Chef Izu explained, “I have spent a lot of time in Greece, completely immersing myself in the environment, so that I can fully understand its roots.” Izu added, “I found that, in Greek tradition, food is so much more than sustenance, it’s about culture, family and love. We have infused this theory throughout each part of GAIA, from the menu to the details and design, so that it is reflected within the ambiance.”
After seeing one of Chef Izu Ani’s most recent outpost, carine, which is one of many’s most favourite openings so far this year, we are all the more excited and eager to see what his Greek fusion cuisine has in store for us in the DIFC foodie scene.