Scalini, the much-anticipated Italian restaurant and bar from London has today, Wednesday, 24th January, opened its doors to diners at the Four Seasons Jumeirah. Bringing a quintessential yet traditional Italian experience to the UAE food scene, Scalini invites guests to enjoy authentic food with a unique twist.
Inspired by a love for Italy’s coastal cuisine, award-winning Chef Monserrato Marini’s bespoke menu honours the traditions of classic Italian cooking and culture, while infusing them with an upscale, urban taste. With 30 years of excellence in wholesome Italian dining, Scalini showcases the best of the cuisine offering traditional favourites, an impressive selection of fresh seafood and indulgent desserts, complemented by a selection of hand-crafted beverages.
Lead by General Manager, Roberto Roberti, Scalini’s talented team will serenade guests with their impressive service and offerings while ensuring they are entertained throughout the evening.
He describes Scalini as “more than a restaurant, it’s a showcase of the very best that Italy has to offer – the cuisine, the character, fused together with an authentic charm. The service we provide has been passed on from generation to generation to ensure that the essence of the Scalini brand remains as strong today in Dubai, as it was when it first opened in London thirty years ago.”
Nestled among the bursting haven of food hotspots at Four seasons Jumeirah’s Restaurant Village, Scalini combines the flavours of Italy with the cosmopolitan flair of London. Bringing its diverse heritage to Dubai’s ever evolving food scene, Scalini is a 130-seat restaurant and bar that sets the tone for a modern yet inviting atmosphere with its sleek interiors and simple décor. Before setting foot inside, the enchanting garden setting and pergola are sure to transport diners into the backyard of a secret Italian restaurant.
Inspired by memories spent by the sea, Scalini features deep marine blue interiors, harmoniously balanced by genuine terracotta tiles and magnolia washed walls with candy orange striped cushions. Guests are welcomed by marble statues and decorative artworks space around the restaurant. Along with a stunning open kitchen, one of the key aspects of the venue is the versatile seating options that make for the perfect al fresco dining destination during the cooler months.
Chef Marini and his culinary brigade unveil a carefully curated menu, highlighted by signature dishes including Spaghetti Lobster, Grilled Langoustines, Veal Milanese, Risotto di Mare and Tiramisu. Offering a hearty and decadent selection of homemade pasta, guests can choose from classic recipes prepared with a contemporary twist. A personal touch is key at Scalini where delightful dishes are brought to life with an exquisite theatrical presentation at the table – pasta prepared in the Parmigiana cheese wheel, banana flambés, homemade desserts and sorbets are all made in front of diners.
Monserrato Marini, Executive Chef, said, “Bringing Scalini to Dubai has given us an opportunity to be creative with our cooking, and present an amplified version of the cuisine that so many have come to know and love. It has been a process of passion – from sourcing the freshest and finest ingredients, to tailoring our dishes to suit the tastes of the region. Our signature menu has been perfected over many years, which gives each dish a taste of our heritage and experience, and we are very excited to introduce this to the UAE.”
Known not only for its signature dishes, Scalini also has an inspiring selection of vintages and classic beverages. Its elegantly designed lounge and bar serves up the finest signature beverages, shaken to perfection.
Established in London in 1988, Scalini played an influential role in the rise of Italian trattorias throughout the UK and won the hearts of several renowned celebrities, including Rolling Stones’ Ronny Wood, Ringo Star from The Beetles, Tom Cruise, Simon Cowell, Dustin Hoffman and Vin Diesel to name a few.
Offering dishes prepared with the finest of ingredients, complemented by thoughtful design and spectacular service, Scalini, at the Four Seasons Jumeirah, invites guests to experience the real Italian way of life.
Location: Four Seasons Resort, Jumeirah
Telephone: 04 349 0068
Opening times: Sunday to Saturday: 12PM to 12 AM