Ginza Hospitality Group has opened Levant-themed restaurant, Abyat, at Club Vista Mare on Palm Jumeirah, Dubai.
Fusing Syrian, Jordanian and Palestinian cuisine, the restaurant’s menu features pomegranate hummus, Kabab Karaz (chargrilled lamb meatballs), Surrat Abyat (an oven-baked Arabic pastry stuffed with rice, peas and lamb cubes) and Tharid (a traditional Arabian island dish made with grilled kafta and pita bread).
Head chef, Mohamed Jamal said: “In Arabic, we say ‘Bayte, Baytak’, which means my home is your home. We aim to bring back the simplicity of old times, and cook Levant food the way it was initially intended to be made – simple, palatable, filling and any reason to gather around the kitchen table.”
A Middle Eastern ambience is created with turquoise décor, lyrics printed on the menus and music from regional artists such as Fairuz and Farid Atrash.
The restaurant is one of seven new F&B outlets on the newly open Club Vista Mare strip on Palm Jumeirah.
It is open seven days a week, Sunday to Thursday from 12pm-1am, Fridays and Saturdays from 12pm-2am.