Kuwait, 13 March, 2014: Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, Kuwait’s idyllic resort, has has appointed a new Italian chef Francesco Picaro.
Born in Naples, the capital of the Italian region of Campania, Francesco Picaro received his diploma from Instituto Alberghiero G. Salvemini and his Masters Certificate in Gourmet from the A Tavola Con Lo Chef in Rome. He has over 13 years’ experience in the culinary world gained from luxury hotels in Egypt, Libya, the United States and in his home country Italy.
Francesco Picaro recently introduced a new menu including a selection of aperitivi or drinks, antipasti, soups, an assortment of risottos and pasta dishes and a wider variety of main courses, pizzas and desserts. Gourmet coffee choices are also offered.
Among the selection of aperitivi, is Venezia, a refreshing drink made from fresh grapes, passion fruit, lemon juice and rosemary. For antipasti, Insalata di Mare includes a mix of octopus, shrimps, calamari, mussels, celeries and carrot with a lemon dressing. The soup options now include Zuppa di Pesce alla Mediterranea or Mediterranean seafood soup.
For risotto and pasta options, traditional Italian Lasagna is offered and for a hearty main course the sumptuous Costolette d’Agnello, made from lamb chop with pistachio, sauté vegetables, mashed potato and rosemary sauce is a popular choice. Authentic Italian pizzas made in a wood burning oven include the Frutti di Mare made from tomato, mozzarella, prawns, mussels and calamari.
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About Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa:
The Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel and Spa is ideally located in a secluded area with easy access to Kuwait’s Central Business District, airport and major attractions. Currently in its soft opening phase, the beachfront resort features 316 rooms and suites, 80 residential suites and 12 villas, six restaurants along with cafés and lounges, a 3 500 m2 ‘Talise Spa’, a 200-metres private beach, two swimming pools and a children’s play area. Additionally, extensive conference and banqueting facilities are available, including a showpiece 1 950 m2 Badriah ballroom.
About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa in Kuwait; Jumeirah Bilgah Beach Hotel in Baku; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany; Jumeirah Grand Hotel via Veneto in Rome; Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in Mallorca, Spain; Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah in Istanbul; as well as Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM; the wellness brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme.
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