Chef Izu and Bulldozer Group enter partnership to open new restaurant in Dubai

Named after the Greek Goddess of Earth, Gaia, the original concept will be located in DIFC
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Bulldozer Group has partnered with Chef Izu Ani to open a new restaurant, Gaia, in Dubai’s financial district. Set to open in September, the home-grown restaurant will focus on Greek-Mediterranean cuisine.

Designed by Chef Izu Ani and Chef Orestis, the menu will combine traditional flavours, fresh ingredients and home cooking, with each dish showcasing the Aegan cuisine, tailored to suit Dubai’s dining scene.

The menu is inspired by the Grecian coastal islands, fresh seafood and sea-born delicacies. High quality ingredients for the dishes will be sourced directly from Greece.

Partner and concept creator, Chef Izu Ani, said, “Mediterranean dining is such an inspiration to me. Tables filled with generosity, and plates filled with flavour. Sharing courses of simple recipes enhanced with fresh herbs and spices. I have spent a lot of time in Greece, completely immersing myself in the environment, so that I can fully understand its roots. I found that, in Greek tradition, food is so much more than sustenance, it’s about culture, family and love. We have infused this theory throughout each part of Gaia, from the menu to the details and design, so that it is reflected within the ambiance.”

Evgeny Kuzin, co-founder and managing partner of Bulldozer Group, said, “In today’s dynamic F&B market, filled with international brands and well-known concepts, we wanted to focus on creating an entirely new dining experience. With a collaborative approach, we have shared our skills and expertise to ensure that we incorporate elements designed to please visitors from all over the world.

Gaia is set to open in DIFC Gate Village, Building 4 in mid-September 2018.

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