The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences and Iranian-American celebrity chef, Ariana Bundy have announced that the latter’s debut restaurant – ‘Ariana’s Persian Kitchen’ – will launch at the destination property towards late 2019.
Bundy is on a mission to bring Persian cuisine to a wider audience. Following the success of her book “Pomegranates and Roses: My Persian Family Recipes,” she went on to write, produce and present the cookery and travel series, ‘Ariana’s Persian Kitchen’. The eight-part TV show launched on NatGeo People and has aired in over 40 countries.
The upcoming restaurant, with Bundy’s modern and refined take on this ancient and sophisticated cuisine, promises to be a compelling addition to the Dubai culinary scene. Persian Kitchen is set to put Persian cuisine firmly on the map with a revolutionary and enticing menu, inspiring decor and next-level hospitality.
An elegant, light yet relaxed and intimate setting, the restaurant will seat more than 140 guests offering sea views over the Dubai skyline from wooden ‘day beds’ in a beautiful garden terrace. Features of note include a romantic cordial bar, majestic vaulted domes and a masculine private dining room. At the heart of the restaurant is an extensive show kitchen featuring a massive charcoal grill and fire pit Tanoor serving fresh breads.
“The stunning design of the resort, combined with the professionalism of the Atlantis and Kerzner teams, convinced me that this was the ideal time and place to open my first restaurant,” says Bundy. “Ariana’s Persian Kitchen will bring to life the untold stories of Persian culture through plentiful and beautifully presented dishes. Complex, yet comforting flavours will work alongside an interplay of textures, spices and tastes, all served with charming and generous hospitality.”
“We have big expectations for ‘Ariana’s Persian Kitchen’, there is really nothing in the region that fuses a contemporary dining experience with the authenticity of the Persian cuisine. Joining the likes of Gordon Ramsay, Nobu Matsuhisa, Heston Blumenthal, Giorgio Locatelli and José Andrés, Ariana Bundy is another iconic addition to the Atlantis family,” adds Martin Chung, SVP, global development at The Royal Atlantis Resort and Residences.