OY Hospitality presents its new destination for all-day dining in Dubai featuring bold, elegant gastronomy – the SFUMATO Gastro Atelier. The restaurant is located in the Opus Tower designed by Zaha Hadid, the world-famous architect behind some of the world’s most iconic building concepts. Inspired by her fearless vision, the SFUMATO Gastro Atelier’s Michelin-recognized chef Alena Solodovichenko seeks to revolutionize urban dining. She dares to experiment confidently in a male-dominated world, challenging stereotypes and pioneering her own unique style to produce an unforgettable experience in an internationally-renowned setting.
The guiding concept of the SFUMATO Gastro Atelier is affordable luxury with a forthright but delicate vision of all-day dining for the new wave. Alena Solodovichenko reproduces her family recipes with produce from local farms featuring delicate and intimate flavors, showing that vegetables and roots can evolve into sophisticated ingredients ready to play the main role in any dish. It is honest, sensual and graceful gastronomy, which brings out rich yet delicate flavors. “ I will show you how vegetables, when nurtured and prepared through a combination of old-world knowledge and modern gastronomic technique, can rise above even the most exalted ingredients: caviar, wagyu, lobster and oysters”, says Alena.
The cuisine is tailored to excite the senses of sight and taste without compromising the natural goodness of the ingredients selected by Solodovichenko. The menu will feature ample variety for everyone from meat lovers to vegetarians, as well as a world-class pastry selection. For example, the chef offers Stracciatella with beetroot and carrot with passion fruit as appetizers, Сauliflower risotto with scallops and caviar as a main dish, Сeleriac with caviar, and Apple with mint and coconut as a dessert. The beverage menu is uniquely attuned to the cuisine and location, proposing bold non-alcoholic cocktails that eschew imitations of traditional drinks (mocktails) for entirely new, tantalizing creations. We employ homemade cordials, fermentation, local berries and fruits, and unique herbal collections to explore new dimensions in mixology.
The attention to detail and aesthetic joy is also demonstrated in the interior by world-renowned Ukrainian bureau YOD Group, lighting and musical curation. They thoughtfully integrated their vision within this iconic and recognizable space using accent elements like bionic columns flowing into the ceiling. Movable screens make the restaurant space customizable and warm shades with deep blue and pinkish colour accents, natural materials, plants, and thoughtful lighting immerse the guests in a unique atmosphere. This is the second design studio that has made the FNB concept for the Zaha Hadid building.
Located in Dubai’s Business Bay district, the SFUMATO Gastro Atelier is perfectly situated for all types of dining experiences from power breakfasts to after-work gatherings, imagining a world where fine dining can become a part of everyday life.