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“My passion was to bring a genuine piece of Europe to Abu Dhabi,” she stressed.
“Italians do food so well, not just in terms of its taste but also in the sense of occasion
and the entire dining experience.”
Konova, who since the restaurant’s opening has often been known to greet
customers personally on the premises, has also said that the people of Abu Dhabi
have been missing this kind of quality gourmet food, made from top quality
ingredients. But that certainly isn’t true any more, and APi CAE has been attracting
distinguished names right from the outset. It was opened the by HH Sheikh
Nahyan binMubarak Al Nahyan, UAEMinister of Higher Education and Scientific
Research, along with Giorgio Starace the Italian Ambassador to the UAE.
Speaking about the launch, Mr. Starace said: “It’s fantastic to have such an authentic
Italian restaurant on our doorstep. I have been searching for something like this
ever since I arrived in the UAE.”
Mr Starace has expressed the hope that this could be just one stage in an ongoing
and fruitful partnership between the two countries, saying:
“The UAE and Italy have a long-standing relationship and we look forward to that
continuing to grow.”
After our incredible experience here, we certainly hope so. We’ve eaten many a fine
meal in Abu Dhabi but never anything quite like the one we had at APi CAE. We’ll
definitely come back, and no doubt we’ll also be taking advantage of the handy take-
away menu. This kind of innovative gourmet experience is something that you
could only experience in this city. But in this exceptionally forward-looking
environment, we realised we had learned an ancient lesson – that the finest luxury
often lies in the beauty of simplicity.
Private dining at APi CAE GOURMET
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