Celebrating authentic Mediterranean flavours and traditions, La Mamma at Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort has just welcomed a new Italian chef, Juri Pelusi.
A native of the beautiful region of Abruzzo in Italy, Chef Juri has worked extensively in some of the finest kitchens around the world from Rome through London to Dubai.
“I started to work at the age of 15, learning my culinary skills from the seasoned chefs of my hometown. I am immensely grateful for the classical training that I received during my apprenticeship. While I am always looking for new ideas, it is very important for me to look after my gastronomic roots. At La Mamma, you can expect genuine Italian flavours cooked with carefully selected ingredients,” said Pelusi.
Evoking the atmosphere of a traditional Italian trattoria, La Mamma offers both classic favourites and Chef Juri’s signature dishes – amongst them is his trademark Nutella and gelato pizza. Originally from Naples, this indulgent dish is the perfect combination of Nutella, vanilla ice cream and crunchy pizza dough sprinkled with brown sugar. “Once you have tasted this dish, you will never want your Nutella any other way,” promises Pelusi.