New restaurant Bistrot90 brings a taste of Puglia to Dubai

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Now open at Fairmont Dubai, Bistrot90 is the city’s newest Italian restaurant, lounge and nightlife destination, brought to the region by restauranteur and wine producer, Ivan Conte and his business partner, Nicola Stridi

Bringing a taste of Puglia to Dubai, Italian import Bistrot90 has opened its doors to diners on the ninth floor of Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road.

Representing the brand’s first opening outside of Italy, Bistrot90 was born in Puglia where the original restaurant is located. Brought to Dubai by Italian restauranteur and wine producer, Ivan Conte and his business partner Nicola Stridi, Bistrot90 is a restaurant, lounge, terrace and nightlife destination centered around soul-warming, authentic Italian flavours with modern flair, paired with sustainable wines from vineyards across Italy and other wine countries, and an energy-inducing nightlife element that will see a resident DJ take to the decks each night, paired with varied interactive performances.

Leading the kitchen, Italian Head Chef Umberto Esposto has crafted a menu comprising handmade pastas, risottos and pinsas, as well as specialities from land and sea.

To start, dishes like polpette Pugliesi – Puglia-style meatballs, vitello tonnato – thinly sliced cooked veal in tonnato sauce, parmigiana 2.1 – baked aubergine with tomato, pecorino cheese and anchovies, polpo e patate – marinated octopus with potato salad, and carpaccio di manzo – beef carpaccio with porcini cream, truffle and Parmiggiano Regiano sauce are sure to whet the appetites of diners.

Highlight mains include, cotoletta di vitello alla Milanese – Milanese-style veal entrecote, tagliata di manzo – black angus striploin, polpo in tre cotture – octopus in three ways with red pepper sauce and creamy potato, bavetta al nero di sepia – squid ink linguine with Sardinian fish roe and gold leaf, filetto di branzino – seabass fillet with vegetables and coconut cream, and the indulgent, signature pinsa gold – a Roman-style pizza topped with smoked scamorza, gold leaf and truffle.

With stunning Downtown Dubai city skyline vistas visible through floor-to-ceiling windows inside, Bistrot90 also offers uninterrupted views of Burj Khalifa and the Museum of the Future from its expansive al fresco terrace that features a pool for daytime occasions. Comprising a main dining area, lounge, bar and terrace, Bistrot90 that invites guests to enjoy sunset aperitivo, followed by dinner and an evening full of liveliness. The venue also serves shisha on the terrace.

Commenting on the opening, co-founder of Bistro90, Ivan Conte said: “We are incredibly excited to open our doors in Dubai and intend to fill the gap in the market for venues offering high-quality food at an approachable price point, while maintaining the highest levels of service and ambiance. Bistro90 is a place to relax and enjoy a fun night out without any ostentatious vibes. In the kitchen, Chef Umberto remains true and respectful to our Italian roots – using only the best ingredients to create dishes with creativity and elegance. We look forward to welcoming guests to enjoy the Bistrot90 experience.”

Bistrot90 is located on the 9th floor of Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road and is open daily from 6pm till 3am. For more information or to make a reservation, please call 058 532 1447, visit bistrot90.com or follow @bistro90dubai on social media.