Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers has announced the appointment of Carmine Pecoraro as its new Executive Chef. At the helm of culinary operations, the South African chef brings to the property 20 years of progressive experience in the luxury hotel industry spanning the UK and Middle East .
Carmine has honed his culinary and management skills at some of the world’s finest multi-outlet venues and restaurants, including Burj Al Arab hotel, the Arabian Resort at Madinat Jumeriah, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai and Emirates Palace. He also spearheaded the pre-opening team of The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences prior to his appointment at Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers. Throughout his culinary career, Carmine had the privilege of cooking for A-list Hollywood celebrities and has also prepared meals for a range of royals.
Carmine will oversee menu development and introduce new concepts that will elevate the F&B venues. From Italian (Sole), Latin American (VaKaVa), and Japanese (Tori No Su) to best Afternoon Tea at Observation Deck, guests can expect an innovative dining experience from these award-winning restaurants.
Chef Carmine will be offering a limited-time menu he has specially prepared using local ingredients supplied by Fresh On Table, a UAE-based startup. Local ingredients used to create the menu include Hamachi, oysters, blue crab, mushrooms, various green leafy vegetables and organic chicken. From the hot and cold starters, to mains and desserts, diners will savour the freshest ingredients from farm to table bursting with incredible flavours which will be available in Nahaam restaurant of Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers.