Chef Ibrahim Osseiran of Flooka Dubai and Flooka Abu Dhabi explains how his Lebanese heritage has influenced the restaurant’s seafood menu
Please describe the concept of the menu:
Flooka offers a unique dining experience ̶ the very best in Mediterranean seafood with a Lebanese twist. There is no doubt that Flooka is for seafood lovers and this passion is reflected in the oceanic design of the restaurants in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Which of your experiences have helped inspire the menu?
My Lebanese heritage is one. I worked in a famous Lebanese seafood restaurant (Ahlan) prior to Flooka, which helped build my knowledge of traditional cuisine.
Have you recently updated the menu?
We recently added a wider variety of shellfish to our fresh seafood counter. We have also started cooking a large sharing paella once a week in Dubai on a Thursday evening and for Saturday brunch in Abu Dhabi.
Tell me about your team:
We are a very fun and funky team. We have a great owner who supports us and makes our job fun- always! This shows in our food and in the guest experience.