First kosher restaurant opens in UAE Filed on September 22, 2020 | Last updated on September 22, 2020 at 08.04 pm
First, kosher restaurant, opens, UAE, certified, Jewish dietary laws

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The restaurant started operating in Dubai from September 17.

Armani/Kaf is the first kosher certified dining destination in the UAE and is located inside the Burj Khalifa and Armani Hotel Dubai.

The restaurant started operating in Dubai from September 17, 2020.

Armani/Kaf will specialise in serving kosher cuisine that complies with Jewish dietary laws (kashrut) and will be operated under the rabbinical supervision of Rabbi Levi Y Duchman, Rabbi of the UAE, who has certified the venue with Glatt Kosher and Pas Yisroel certifications from Emirates Kosher Supervising Agency, the only UAE based kosher certifier.

The opening season menu signature dishes include spaghetti bolognese with fresh basil and cherry tomatoes, pan fried sea bass with parsnip puree, and beef bourguignon served with root vegetables, mushroom pilaf rice and thyme. For guests seeking to experience traditional Middle Eastern dishes, the menu also includes hummus with tahini, baba ganoush, fattoush salad with sumac seasoning, and creamy lentil soup.

At the culinary helm is Armani Hotel Dubai Executive Chef, Fabien Fayolle. His seasonally changing menu offers a global gourmet take on kosher cuisine designed to reflect Dubai's multicultural demographic. Underpinned by innovation, the menu honours signature Armani dishes with flavours and preparations from Asia and Europe to the Middle East.

The venue is one of the very few, perhaps the only, located in a 5-star hotel that offers guests kosher in-room dining service outside of Israel. 

Armani/Kaf will be closed for dine-in guests on Fridays but will offer a special take-away menu for Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath, for guests to enjoy in the comfort of their private space.  Kosher delivery service is being developed and will be announced soon.  

The restaurant is open from Sunday to Thursday from 6:30pm to 11:30pm. 

Staff Reporter

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