W Dubai – The Palm is set to infuse even more decadence into Dubai’s booming, multicultural culinary landscape following its opening earlier this month.
With six beverage and food destinations, the property is set to become the place to be seen.
Translated as “I will be right back,” Torno Sobito is the first restaurant outside of Italy by global culinary genius, chef Massimo Bottura – whose Osteria Francescana has been feted as the one of the best restaurants in the world.
The new destination restaurant borrows the phrase from the signs that hang in closed store fronts along the Italian Riviera of Massimo’s childhood.
From the minute guests step through the doors to the last morsel, Bottura mixes deeply personal nostalgia with the decidedly avant garde in a masterful yet playful menu of his favourite recipes.
The dishes and design of Torno Subito lean in to Dubai’s reputation for all things playful.
Guests dig into Massimo’s favourite bites inside converted rescue boats and pedalos (paddle boats) and can choose a flavour from the roving gelato cart.
Bottura, like W, has an eye for irreverence, which is evident in the options for decadent pasta bowls ordered by size: medium and large.
Guests dine in a 60’s-esque wonderland, decked with woven green chairs, life sized beachfront imagery, bold metallic accents adorning the ceilings and walls, and lighting reminiscent of dressing rooms and marquees from the golden age of Hollywood.
Pro snowboarder turned adrenaline-fueled culinary master chef Akira Back brings his modern taste of Japanese cuisine prepared with a Korean essence to the Middle East for the first time at Akira Back.
The entrance is marked by a vortex, meant to instantly transport guests to Back’s world.
Inside, the design is inspired by Wabi-Sabi, the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection and acceptance of the natural progression of growth, life and death.
The walls of Akira Back are accented with shattered porcelain intricately arranged in inlaid concrete patterns.
SoBe (short for South Beach) is an adults-only playground inspired by the eclectic and vibrant spirit of Miami.
This is the only rooftop bar in Dubai where guests can watch the sun sink into the Arabian Sea with 360-degree views to watch as the Dubai skyline lights up each night.
Serving up eclectic live DJ performances, imaginative cocktails, and even tattoo artists, there will be nothing else like it in the city.
LIV offers guests greener, lighter, fresher and brighter options for breakfast, lunch and dinner and was designed using only upcycled materials, meaning no new materials were created to build the venue.
The restaurant is sprinkled with artwork inspired by the patterns left on beaches by sand bubbler crabs, the official mascot of W Dubai – The Palm.
W Dubai – The Palm is currently in the running for the title of Middle East’s Leading New Hotel at the World Travel Awards.
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