Dubai’s Crown Prince, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum often ventures to the latest dining spots in town and this week; he visited the newly opened Greek restaurant, Gaia.
Gaia gets a thumbs up from Fazza
Chef Izu Ani greeted the Crown Prince at his latest venture, Gaia, which just opened last week. The newest dining spot serves a fusion of Greek and Mediterranean dishes, cooked by the star chef and a team of homegrown talent. By the looks of the images, its setting and interiors seem inspired by Greek architecture. You can find the restaurant at Gate Village 4 in DIFC.
Fazza a regular diner at Izu Ani’s restaurants
Looks like Chef Izu is a clear favourite to the Crown Prince. Last year, he paid a visit to Ibu’s venture at City Walk, Izu Brasserie, as well as dined at his Dubai Design District dining spot, The Lighthouse. He must have been impressed by their culinary offerings as he went twice in the same week.
Gaia now open in DIFC
Now open during afternoons (12 pm-3 pm) and from evenings (7 pm-2 am), diners can expect Greek-Mediterranean meals, desserts and a selection of fish from the ice market, where an in-house fish expert can guide through their selection. Speaking about the restaurant opening, chef Izu said, “To create GAIA, we truly delved into the foundations of Greek culture, and explored the elements of their cuisine, their eating rituals and how they enjoy meals. The most important parts are often the ones that you can’t see, like the roots of a tree or the submerged part of the iceberg. GAIA stemmed from this philosophy, a venture born of depth, history and expertise.”