Ariana’s Persian Kitchen To Open At Atlantis, The Royal
Celebrity Iranian–American chef Ariana Bundy to open her debut restaurant at the luxury resort
Atlantis, The Royal and Ariana Bundy are thrilled to announce that the popular Iranian–American celebrity chef’s debut restaurant, ‘Ariana’s Persian Kitchen’.
An award-winning TV chef and cookbook author, Ariana Bundy is on a mission to bring Persian cuisine to a wider audience. Following the success of her ground-breaking 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 Ariana’s modern and refined take on this ancient and sophisticated cuisine, promises to be a compelling addition to the Dubai culinary scene. A rare female-led celebrity establishment, Ariana’s Persian Kitchen is set to put Persian cuisine firmly on the map with a revolutionary and enticing menu, inspiring decor and next-level hospitality.
Served family style, Persian classics will be given Ariana’s refreshing modern twist in terms of textures, ingredients and presentation. Guests can sample signature dishes such as Ariana’s Caspian-style filet kabab, rose-scented sea bass, a colorful array of new mazzeh dishes, and her take on classic Persian ice cream with saffron, pistachios and rose water. Meals will be complemented by a range of specially created cordials and drinks as well as traditional Persian tea and’ Baghlava’.
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,” commented 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.”.
Martin Chung, SVP, Global Development at Atlantis, The Royal comments: “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.”
Ariana was first exposed to the food business by her restaurateur father, who owned innovative French dining establishments in pre-revolution Iran and later Beverly Hills. After learning her craft at Le Cordon Bleu and Le Notre in Paris and training at Fauchon Patisserie, Ariana became the head pastry chef for the Mondrian Hotel in Los Angeles, catering for the Oscars and Golden Globes as well as movie premieres. Shortly after, Ariana published her first book titled ‘Sweet Alternative’ featuring deserts using alternatives to dairy, gluten, or soy, inspired by her own food intolerances. In 2012 she published ‘Pomegranates and Roses: My Persian Family Recipes’, which received a Gourmand Cookbook Award in 2012 and shortlisted as the best cookery book at the 2013 Writer's Guild Awards. In 2015, Ariana became the host of the cookery and travel series ‘Ariana's Persian Kitchen’.
Atlantis, The Royal will forever change the landscape of Dubai. Crafted by the world’s leading designers, architects and artists, this new generation of distinctive luxury will offer infinite ocean views, accented with lush green spaces, encapsulated in dramatic architecture. Sitting side by side on the crescent of The Palm, the introduction of Atlantis, The Royal to the Atlantis site will extend the footprint of the resort dramatically. This new phase for Atlantis will comprise of two properties, 2.3 km stretch of private beach, 35 world-class restaurants and bars and one leading international beach and nightclub. Totaling 43-storeys, Atlantis, The Royal will also be home to 231 distinctive luxury apartments, 795 luxury hotel rooms, over 90 swimming pools and an awe-inspiring rooftop Skypool pool, suspended 90 meters above The Palm.
About Atlantis, The Royal
Atlantis, The Royal is an unparalleled destination located on the crescent of The Palm next to the Atlantis, The Palm resort. A new iconic landmark, where the sea meets the sky, the 795 room resort surges 43 metres high and combines a chic city aesthetic with the shimmering cyan waters of the Arabian Sea. Crafted by the world’s leading designers, architects and artists, the resort celebrates Dubai’s contemporary heritage, where daring architecture lends itself to an upscale stay with mind-bending surprises around every corner. Crowned by a 90-metre sky pool, Atlantis, The Royal takes guests on sensorial journey with dreamlike rooms, 17 world-class restaurants – including five helmed by celebrity chefs – a 3,000 square metre wellness centre and a surreal lobby where more than 2,000 ephemeral jellyfish glide through one of the world’s largest jellyfish tanks. Guests can plunge into extraordinary pools, lap up the rays on a sun kissed private beach, decompress in a divine spa, get swept away on a culinary escapade and fling on their finest resort wear to feel the magnetic pull of the pulsating night life. Alluring. Stirring. Electrifying. Atlantis, The Royal - It’s a world beyond. For more information, visit https://www.atlantis.com/dubai/royal-atlantis.