Bocca, the award-winning Italian restaurant at Hilton Abu Dhabi, unveils a new menu inspired by traditional recipes prepared at home by the Italian chefs’ grandmothers.
ABU DHABI – July 19, 2017 – A brand-new a la carte menu has been launched at Bocca, the award-winning Italian restaurant at Hilton Abu Dhabi. In addition to Chef Leonardo Passone’s signature dishes, the new menu features a wide selection of antipasti, soups, pastas, pizzas and desserts.
Tucked within the first floor of the historic hotel by the Corniche, Bocca is known for offering its guests an authentic Italian dining experience defined by simple dishes, high-quality ingredients and the passion for cooking.
The restaurant’s Head Chef Leonardo Passone has partnered with the hotel’s Executive Chef Walter Miculan to recreate the traditional recipes of Italy by giving it their modern representation. Taking inspiration from the cooking styles of their grandparents, the chefs have created a new menu at Bocca with a focus on simplicity and premium ingredients.
“We would like to take our guests at Bocca on a journey through our homeland with the new menu,” said Walter Miculan, Executive Chef, Hilton Abu Dhabi.
“To guarantee the authentic flavours from back home, we have imported special ingredients from Italy and seasonal produce from different parts of Europe.”
The new menu kicks off with a selection of antipasti which includes platters of Italian cheeses and cold cuts, and favourites like bruschetta, Caprese and burrata salads, prosciutto and fried calamari. The slow-cooked octopus with marinated potatoes and seared scallops with beans puree offer a unique start to the meal.
There are two varieties of carpaccio – tuna and beef – on offer as well. The two kinds of soup are green peas with spinach and roasted tomato with melted goat cheese.
“We want our guests to have a memorable culinary experience on each visit, which is why we have carefully curated each dish on the menu by adding our personal touch to recipes that we enjoyed while growing up in Italy,” said Leonardo Passone, chef de cuisine at Bocca.
Offering a taste of the classics is the range of risottos and pastas which can be cooked in a sauce of the guest’s preference, as well as the variety of pizzas prepared from scratch at the live dough station which faces the dining area.
For those who want to steer away from the classics, Bocca has eight choices of mains including corn-fed baby chicken, grilled rack of lamb and pan-fried sea bream fillet.
“A meal is not complete in Italy until you’ve had something sweet, what we refer to as ‘dolce’. This is as important as the main meal for us,” Walter added.
For desserts, there is a marinated summer peach, banana panacotta, coconut semifreddo, and the all-time favourite of patrons – the Bocca Tiramisu.
Bocca is open daily for dinner from 7pm to 11pm, and from 12noon to 3.30pm for lunch from Sunday to Thursday.
For bookings and more information, please contact +971 (0)2 692 4247.
*Prices are subject to a 10% service charge, 6% tourism fee and 4% municipality fee.
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Located on the Corniche, Hilton Abu Dhabi has 327 rooms overlooking the Arabian Gulf and the city skyline, as well as 12 restaurants and bars including the award-winning Bocca and Vasco’s restaurants and Jazz Bar & Dining. Hiltonia Beach Club offers 11,000 sqm of pristine white sand, three pools, kids’ waterslide, water sports centre and a fully equipped health club with personal training and group exercise classes. The hotel caters for conventions, social gatherings and weddings for up to 2,000 people in 11 indoor and outdoor venues. Hilton Abu Dhabi is just 25 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport and close to popular attractions such as the Heritage Village, the Yas Marina Circuit, Ferrari World and the stunning Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. For more information, visit abudhabi.hilton.com.
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