Catalan Rosewood Abu Dhabi’s Signature Restaurant Takes First Orders

May 26, 2013

Abu Dhabi’s first Catalonian restaurant to offer unique gourmet experiences in a magnificent setting

Abu Dhabi – Catalan, Abu Dhabi’s first Catalonian restaurant has opened its Gaudi style shaped wooden doors within the new Rosewood Abu Dhabi, an ultra-luxury hotel located in Sowwah Square on Al Maryah Island. Creating the perfect blend of classical and modern, the restaurant offers a unique selection of dishes crafted using the best ingredients imported from Catalonia’s tranquil mountains and deep seas, combined with the freshest local produce.

With opulent white and gold décor and fine garden views from its floor-to-ceiling windows, Catalan transports guests from modern-day Arabia to the old-style comfort and charm of a luxurious European salon in early 1900s Barcelona. Its exquisite selection of vibrant, authentic dishes brings the colour, traditions and warmth of Catalonia to the Capital. To complement the refined menu, a beverage menu consisting solely of specially selected labels from Spain has been created by the restaurant Manager Jordi Vicente.

Heading the Catalan kitchen is Chef Antonio Saez, who brings with him over 10 years of experience, gained from some of the best restaurants in Spain. Chef Antonio, who has recently relocated to Abu Dhabi from Barcelona, obtained two Michelin stars in 2009 while working at the Lasarte restaurant in Barcelona, making him the youngest two Michelin-starred Chef in Spain at the time.

 “Catalan merges the traditional and contemporary to create a unique gourmet experience for even the most sophisticated palate. With the freshest local ingredients and finest traditional produce from Catalonia flown in especially for the restaurant, a carefully crafted menu and a unique beverage list from Spain, we hope to offer our guests impeccable service and outstanding cuisine in a relaxing ambience,” says Antonio Saez, Catalan’s Head Chef.

Catalan is open daily from 7pm-midnight for dinner, with last orders taken at 11pm.

For bookings, please contact Rosewood Abu Dhabi on or call +971 2 813 5552.

About Rosewood Abu Dhabi
An ultra-luxury five-star hotel on the waterfront at Sowwah Square, Rosewood Abu Dhabi will feature 189 rooms and suites, 58 serviced residences, 73 residences for long term lease and four penthouses. The 34-storey landmark hotel is strategically located on Al Maryah Island (formerly Sowwah Island), in the heart of Abu Dhabi's new Central Business District (CBD) and features direct climate-controlled links to neighbouring Sowwah Square offices, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and The Galleria at Sowwah Square.

Rosewood Abu Dhabi embraces Rosewood’s A Sense of Place® philosophy, reflecting the history, architecture,  and sensibilities of Abu Dhabi. The hotel will offer premium accommodations, nine distinctive restaurants and lounges, the luxury Sense, A Rosewood Spa® and fully equipped business facilities and services.  With 18 properties in eight countries, the Rosewood collection comprises of some of the most legendary hotels and resorts in the world. Rosewood Abu Dhabi is the fourth Middle East property managed by Rosewood, including Al Faisaliah Hotel and Hotel Al Khozama in Riyadh and Rosewood Corniche in Jeddah.

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