The new Asian/Cuban foodie fusion taking Abu Dhabi by storm
The UAE's new foodie gem
Fusion cuisine is a complex and fine art, not to be undertaken lightly, and melding the flavours of two distant geographical palettes has never been achieved with such seamless ease than at Asia de Cuba.
When restauranteur Jeffrey Chodorow, enlisted the expertise of Cuban born executive concept chef, Luis Pous, the Chino-Latino restaurant was created, setting up its first outpost in New York it rapidly became a celebrity hotspot, but that is not what the owners want you to focus on. The flavours at Asia de Cuba need no celebrity endorsement, they speak for themselves...
With a second outpost in London's popular St. Martin's Lane hotel, the UAE is now proudly home to the third restaurant, at Abu Dhabi's St. Regis Hotel on the Corniche (and another venue is slated to land in Dubai's DIFC soon.) It's hard to prepare for the culinary adventure that this exotic menu launches diners into, the emphasis is on the latino, and the chino element is its trusted support act. Think ceviche, citrus, seafood and flavours that drum up images of Havana street celebrations, these sit side by side with ginger infused side dishes, dumplings and hoisin notes from the orient, with creative precision.
The setting is sublime, making that Cuban vibrancy all the more authentic with a wood decked terrace adorned with eclectic colourful lanterns that illuminate the mixed and matched seats and mosaic tiled decorative bar. While the calm waters of the Arabian Gulf provide the backdrop. It's a must visit for any foodie worth their salt...
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