Abu Dhabi, 01 December 2015: Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, a social and gourmet hub in the heart of the UAE’s capital, has appointed Alessandro Mordini as the new Chef de Cuisine at Italian restaurant BiCE.
Chef Alessandro is a master of Italian cuisine with over 17 years’ experience gained from prestigious hotels, resorts and restaurants across Europe and Asia. He also owns a family restaurant along the shores of Tuscany.
A native of Piedmont, a region in northern Italy, which is famous for white truffle, Alessandro’s passion and creativity was inspired by his grandmother’s home cooking.
He began his culinary training at an early age and developed a simple, rustic style of cooking that allows the quality of ingredients to shine. Alessandro’s cuisine features fresh, seasonal and organic ingredients, an abundance of truffles, mushrooms and cheese. He has also established a reputation for creating beautifully presented traditional handmade pasta dishes, packed with versatile flavours.
Loughlin Druhan, Director of Food and Beverage at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, said: “As Chef de Cuisine of BiCE, Alessandro is bringing the spirit of authentic northern Italian style cuisine with a modern creative touch to Abu Dhabi. He knows how to coax the essential flavours out of his many creations and I am confident that our guests will be delighted with the menu changes.”
Chef de Cuisine, Alessandro Mordini, completes the Italian team at BiCE which comprises Alessandra Carfora, Restaurant Manager and Sommelier; Giuseppe Sparagna, Junior Sous Chef; and Michele Garbuio Beverage Manager. Antonio Patti, the resident pianist, adds a further touch of authenticity to the restaurant. Guests are promised a true Italian experience which starts with the welcome, continues with the ambience and culminates in the dining experience.
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About Jumeirah at Etihad Towers:
The business, social and gourmet hub of Abu Dhabi, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers offers a relaxed and bespoke urban lifestyle experience based on personalised care, craftsmanship, and a passion for unique culinary experiences. Located on the shores of the Arabian Gulf, the 5-star luxury city hotel spans 63 floors and includes 382 guest rooms and suites of refined elegance offering the latest technology and stunning Corniche and coastal views. The hotel features a Club Executive Lounge, 199 serviced residences, twelve restaurants and bars including the signature restaurants Pearls by Michael Caines, Li Beirut, Brasserie Angélique and Ray’s Grill, Talise Spa, Six P Gym and one of the largest and most sophisticated hotel conferencing centres in the capital. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers was developed under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Suroor bin Mohammed Al Nahyan’s Projects Department.
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 including the flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts manages properties in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Kuwait in the Middle East; Baku, Bodrum, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Mallorca (Spain) and Rome in Europe; the Maldives and Shanghai in Asia. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM with properties in London and Dubai; the new contemporary lifestyle hotel brand VenuTM; the wellness brand TaliseTM; Jumeirah Restaurant Group DubaiTM; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality ManagementTM; and Jumeirah SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme. Future openings include luxury and lifestyle hotels in China, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Oman, Russia and the UAE.
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