Urbano names new chief chef
Dubai, January 22, 2009
F&B Company LLC has appointed renowned Italian chef Ignazio Mondin as Chef De Cuisine for Urbano, the authentic Italian restaurant in Dubai.
Marking his debut in the Middle East, Mondin will bring his innovative and carefully guarded family recipes to the restaurant located at Souk Al Bahar in Old Town, Burj Dubai.
A veteran culinary expert with a track record that stretches more than 30 years, chef Mondin passionately adapts his specialties to suit local tastes. He uses the freshest of ingredients in the most simple to the most elaborate dishes, based on Italy’s culinary culture, said a F&B official.
His varied experience in exotic locations throughout Europe has honed his taste which complements his special talent for creating innovative recipes.
“We are thrilled to name Ignazio Mondin as the Chef De Cuisine for Urbano and are looking forward to experiencing his special cuisine. One of Italy’s most revered chefs, Chef Mondin will bring his incomparable legacy for creating unique and unforgettable dining experiences to the Middle East,” said senior vice-president, F&B Company LLC, Phil Broad,
The authentic Italian restaurant Urbano boasts a classic dining area, a casual pizzeria and a coffee shop. In addition, it will feature an outdoor terrace where diners can enjoy the exquisite view of the down-town fountain, the largest in Dubai.
A special children’s menu is offered by Urbano, making it the perfect venue for the entire family. Urbano also provides a special lunch package and free Wi-Fi connection to cater to business executives.
“I am privileged to have the opportunity to get a first glimpse of the region through the Urbano restaurant in Dubai. I am excited at the prospect of being located in such a vibrant, strategic and cosmopolitan city, and I look forward to adding to Dubai’s growing reputation as a gastronomic hub,” said Mondin.
Urbano is the second restaurant opened by the F&B Company LLC after the Rivington Grill, which was launched in partnership with Caprice Holdings. – TradeArabia News Service