DIFC restaurant GAIA has opened in Monte Carlo, announced plans to open in London, Moscow and Miami before 2021.
The Greek-Mediterranean restaurant, developed by Bulldozer Group and Chef Izu Ani, serves authentic cuisine in a contemporary space filled with hidden details.
Filled with traditional artefacts, GAIA Monte-Carlo offers a glimpse of Greece within the heart of Monaco. True to the GAIA brand, the restaurant is also home to an exclusive Chef’s Table, which creates an intimate experience between the chef and diners.
“We developed GAIA with international expansion in mind, as we wanted to create a concept that could showcase the quality of the F&B industry in Dubai and transport this to popular regions around the world. With a collaborative approach, we combined our skills and expertise to ensure that we incorporated elements designed to please visitors from all cultures,” says Evgeny Kuzin, co-founder and managing partner of Bulldozer Group.
“To create GAIA, we truly delved into the foundations of Greek culture, and explored the elements of their cuisine and eating rituals. The most important parts are often the ones that you can’t see, like the roots of a tree or the submerged part of the iceberg. GAIA stemmed from this philosophy, a venture born of depth, history and expertise,” says Chef Izu, chef and concept creator of GAIA.
Designed by culinary experts Chef Izu Ani and Chef Orestis, the GAIA menu showcases the true essence of Aegean cuisine, tailored to suit today’s cosmopolitan dining scene.