The Michelin stars of a restaurant can sometimes warp your mind.
Even before you have walked through the door you could be thinking, and perhaps forgiven for doing so, that you are there to love everything about them.
At least those were my thoughts on my way to a brunch review recently at the newly launched dual Michelin starred Don Alfonso 1890 in the Shangri La Hotel and I wasn’t quite off the mark.
The venue marries a sleek, modern look and haute cuisine, matching Dubai’s insatiable palate for gourmet dining but it’s their cuisine based on their philosophy of ‘passion, purity and pleasure’ that makes them different.
Founded in 1973 by the Alfonso Family in Sant’Agata, South of Italy, Don Alfonso 1890 comes to Dubai after successful and permanent stops in Macau, Marrakesh and Rome (1890 was the year when, at 21, Alfonso Costanzo Iaccarino opened a hotel-restaurant, the precursor to Alfonso 1890. He was the grandfather of Alfonso, the founder of the restaurant).
Their lunch menu centres around what they pride themselves on – a unique culinary experience made of Mediterranean fresh products and organic ingredients. You can order a main course for a quick dine and dash; two courses – starter and main course or main course and dessert ; or break bread over a lengthier lunch with a starter, main course and dessert.
Or you could opt for their full three courses and a glass of Italian bubbly.
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