MAZI – IS BRINGING ITS MODERN GREEK DINING TO ABU DHABI
Gastronomes will have another reason to visit The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi with a brand-new ‘fine-casual’ Greek restaurant set to open this October.
MAZI, which means ‘together’ in Greek, is set to offer a memorable dining experience to its patrons thanks to a wide selection of unique and exquisite cuisine from Greece and its vibrant atmosphere.
Having opened its first branch in Notting Hill, in the west of London in 2012, MAZI is no ordinary Greek restaurant. With the vision of owners – dynamic husband and wife team Adrien Carré and Christina Mouratoglou – it rapidly became a popular restaurant by interpreting old-time classic recipes with a modern twist and sharing dishes.
Located at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, the newest and first branch of MAZI to launch outside of London invites guests to enjoy a menu consisting of some bestsellers from home as well as a range of unique dishes that reflect the culinary culture of Greece.
Christina and Adrien introduce authentic Greek flavors with their own innovative twist, while placing emphasis on sharing a feast of a variety of dishes. They introduce recipes that rely on classic techniques and contemporary presentation to achieve the best results in addition to the use of the finest, fresh ingredients – some sourced directly from Greece.
“Our vision is to show the world how innovative, refined and creative Greek food can be. We derive our inspiration from childhood memories and the Mediterranean table, and we reinterpret them with a contemporary twist,” says Christina Mouratoglou, co-owner of MAZI.
“The idea is to revive Greece’s sharing culinary tradition in what we like to call a ‘fine-casual’ atmosphere. Our guests can expect to find a fun place to enjoy some great food combined with the intimate service of a fine-dining restaurant.”
The main objective of MAZI as a brand is to connect people who are united in their passion for fresh and tasty food. An exciting new menu has been created for the Abu Dhabi restaurant, breathing new life, color and flavor into the worn stereotypes of Greek cuisine. It is the concept of sharing fun moments together with friends and family in a casual and contemporary setting that will make each visit even more memorable.
Marwan Fadel, General Manager at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to add MAZI Abu Dhabi to the growing list of restaurants at our resort, which is already known to be a popular dining destination in Abu Dhabi.
“MAZI has gone from strength to strength since opening their doors in London offering truly authentic Greek cuisine with a twist. Their rapid success has meant that Abu Dhabi residents and visitors will soon have the opportunity to see for themselves why the restaurant is highly rated.
“With Abu Dhabi being such a diverse city, it seems apt to have a Greek restaurant as part of our offerings; and MAZI Abu Dhabi certainly ticks all the boxes when it comes to its fantastic menu and lively atmosphere, making our guests’ experience exquisite as is customary at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi.”
The design of the new restaurant takes a modern approach to the rustic architecture and décor of Greek towns. It is home to a beautiful interior replete with carefully chosen elements like a traditional fishing boat at the entrance and door handles made of olive branches. The venue also features a cozy bar area as well as a terrace that features tables spaciously distributed within a garden of olive trees.
Reminiscent of some of Greece’s most beautiful cities, MAZI Abu Dhabi – which can house up to 120 guests – boasts a playful take on bright blue and mustard yellow furniture and wall décor, all carefully balanced in a sea of white.
Across the expansive resort is four other dining venues, including the world-renowned Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi, the Mediterranean-inspired Olea, an award-winning Southeast-Asian restaurant Sontaya, and an onsite pastry shop – The Drawing Room.
For reservations, call +971 2 498 8888. To learn more about The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, please visit stregissaadiyatisland.com