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Chocolate Pizzas from Adoro Lei

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New York City’s Adoro Lei, known for its fresh, sexy, and fun take on pizza, recently announced a new savory and sweet pizza created in conjunction with neighbor and prominent Master Chocolatier, Jacques Torres.

Starting September 8, diners at Adoro Lei can savor the “Giacamo,” a unique pie incorporating Torres’ famed cocoa powder into Adoro Lei’s authentically-formed crust. This Neapolitan-style pizza is topped with two cheeses, caramelized onions, fig puree, bacon and ground Jacques Torres Chocolate cocoa nibs for an experience that plays with the senses.

“Chef Mario struck just the right balance by blending my cocoa powder into an expertly made crust and then topping the pizza with well-paired ingredients including Adoro Lei’s homemade mozzarella,” explains Chef Jacques Torres. “My first reaction when tasting it was, ‘Delicious!’   No doubt our fellow neighbors in Hudson Square, and all of New York City, will love this combination.”

Harriette Pizza

The second new Adoro Lei offering named the “Henriette,” is a sweet dessert pizza with Jacques Torres Chocolate’s famous chocolate ice cream, fresh cream, berries and chocolate drizzle on top a fried, cocoa Zeppole.

“These pizzas are an exciting extension to the innovative offerings we have at Adoro Lei. Chef Mario Gentile continues to elevate the concept of pizza, this time through quality products crafted by confectionary visionary, Jacques Torres,” says Michael DiBugnara, creative director for Adoro Lei.

Opened in February 2015, Adoro Lei is buzzing. With a string of celebrity sightings, spectacular reviews, and their upscale take on Italian classics, Adoro Lei is bringing new flavor to a hidden gem of Manhattan neighborhoods.

“As Hudson Square continues to grow and change, it’s important for local business to join talents and support one another,” said DiBugnara who is also a board member of the Hudson Square Connection.

Meaning I adore her in Italian, Adoro Lei loves showing adoration for its patrons. The ambience of the restaurant is polished and lively with a DJ booth in the center. Lead by Executive Chef Mario Gentile, Adoro Lei is making a splash in the New York City restaurant scene for its dedication to fresh ingredients, respect for traditional Italian cuisine and love for its customers. Chef Mario has been trained internationally by Michelin-star chefs and owns a restaurant of his own.

Both the “Giacamo,” and “Henriette” pizzas are available at Adoro Lei today along with Jacques Torres Chocolate’s world famous Blood Orange Sorbet.

About Adoro Lei
Adoro Lei is bringing New York City an elevated Italian dining experience, where gracious hospitality and delicious food meet fun music and good times. Through its focus on fresh ingredients made in-house daily, Adoro Lei is expanding its mission of unabated adoration to its patrons; living up to its name which means “I adore her” in Italian. Located in Manhattan’s Hudson Square neighborhood, the restaurant opened its doors in February 2015 with delectable creations from executive chef Mario Gentile, refreshing cocktails by renowned mixologist Elayne Duff, and walls boasting the emotive art of Dessie Jackson. Guests are embraced by a unique culinary experience at a truly upscale “pizza party” with pies name for both famous and infamous Renaissance era figures.

For more information, visit www.adorolei.com.

About Jacques Torres
Fondly referred to as Mr. Chocolate, Jacques Torres is the authority on all things related to this confectionery delight. Raised in France, Jacques fulfilled his American dream in 2000 with the opening of his first chocolate factory, Jacques Torres Chocolate in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.  Jacques was a pioneer—the first artisan chocolatier to start from cocoa beans to make his own chocolate.  In 2013, Jacques moved his production to a 40,000 sq. ft. chocolate manufacturing space at the Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.  Jacques prides himself on specializing in fresh, hand-crafted chocolates using premium ingredients free of preservatives and artificial flavors.  He has served as Executive Pastry Chef at Le Cirque for 12 years, has hosted several of his own series on Food Network & PBS as well as written three cookbooks. Additionally, since 1993 Jacques proudly serves as Dean of Pastry Arts at the award-winning International Culinary Center. He has nine retail locations throughout New York City.

For more information, visit  www.mrchocolate.com.

Shipping and Marine Get-Together

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Monday, March 14 from 6 to 9 pm
Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Ground Floor, Address Dubai Marina

This meet up brings together business leaders working within the Shipping & Marine industries in the UAE.

Meet Senior Level Professionals
In an Informal and Relaxed Environment
at USA’s #1 Fine Dining Steakhouse

Three-Course Steakhouse Meal
House beverages
300AED per person

NOTE: Pre-Registration is advised as there are a limited number of places

Click here to register

 

Seafood Night

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Wednesdays from 7 to 11:30 pm
Flavours International Restaurant
Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Corniche Road · Abu Dhabi

Prepare to be amazed by the restaurant’s buffet display of seafood dishes.

Our chefs prepare over 500 oysters, 100 kg lobsters, 80 kg shrimps, 40 kg mussels and 30 kg clams every week – all for you to enjoy.

Smooth jazz & bossa nova sounds complete the atmosphere.

AED 250 net per person. Add unlimited bubbly for AED 99 extra only.

Flavors International Restaurant – “Let us take you for a culinary journey around the world. Stroll around the buffet featuring live cooking stations; indulge in the aromas of sizzling meats, fresh seafood, and delicious desserts.”

Visit http://www.flavours-abudhabi.com/

A Taste of Dum Pukht

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Wednesday, February 3 from 6 to 10 pm
Awadh, 2588 Broadway, New York

Be inspired by the traditions and tastes of India as Awadh brings the Awadhi dinner to NYC!

We invite you to an Awadh experience of A Taste of Dum Pukht by Chef Gaurar Anand. The dinner starts off with a perfectly Dum Pukht-cooked Galouti Kebab along with freshly marinated Anarkali Tikki. We continue on with Lagan Ki Raan, slowly cooked in its own flavorful juices. In addition, the classic Indian dish, Murgh Biryani, will be served with a twist of Awadh’s savory spices as well as Mahi Musallan – a favorite at the James Beard Benefit Dinner. Come explore unique flavors and good company!

MENU:

Galouti Kebab – minced lamb patties seasoned with various spices

Anarkali Tikki – marinated pieces of meat or vegetables

Awadh Murgh Biryani – mixture of delectable grilled chicken and rice

Lagan Ki Raan – marinated leg of lamb, Dum Pukht style

Mahi Musallan – Dum Pukht cooked turmeric & masala wrapped fish filet

For more information visit awadhnyc.com

Movenpick Soul Restaurant

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Jumeriah Beach Resort can be a hectic merry go-around with the latest Middle East cars with their boy toys cruising around — but if you are looking for a relaxing, yet very elegant, and semi-discreet hideaway to entertain a client, or visitor, or a surreptitious date, consider the Soul Restaurant & Bar at the Movenpick Hotel’s JBR location.

20160119_211226_resizedChef Baljit Kumar (seen at left) is quietly cooking up a storm at Soul Restaurant & Bar (he came over from Trader Vic’s) and he can cook with a magician’s wand. (“What did you see first: Duck or Rabbit?” is just one brain test he gives himself on Facebook!).

On a recent visit, we were treated by him to, among many mouthwatering treats, a medium Rib Eye Steak (300g) called the Australian Wagyu.

Just like Dubai, the steak was lavishly embroiled with a Marco Polo-esque twist: A Japanese cow by virtue of Australia. Only in Dubai, right?

The highest in the food chain among cows, a Wagyu commands a high price in Japan. But it is in Australia where it really attains the cash cow status, really. Aussies are the largest breeders outside of Japan.

And with a strong Aussie expat community in Dubai, the dish attains its holy status!

The meat was tender, even for a medium flame, but cured just right for the succulence that was about to follow with mashed potatoes and exotic spinach.

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The restaurant offers an eclectic wine list, and you will never be wanting for the specials of the day.

Hotel restaurants can get a bum rap for being an extension of the breakfast buffet for a weary business traveler or jet-eyed lag but Soul Restaurant is a welcome respite — and a great breeding ground for the hungry stomach and the bounties thereafter!

For more information click here.

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