Multi-award-winning Japanese restaurant Armani/Hashi marks its post-summer return to Dubai’s vibrant dining scene with the arrival of a new head chef.
Iron Chef Thailand alumnus, Sin Keun Choi (‘SK’) is a first timer on the Middle East food scene but makes his UAE debut backed by an impressive culinary track record. Following two years of rigorous formal training in Japan and experience in his native South Korea, he moved to Las Vegas, USA, to work under renowned chef Akira Back. His culinary career has since taken him on a global journey with high-profile positions in China, Malaysia, Japan and Thailand – where he also competed on, and won, the popular international TV cooking show, Iron Chef.
To celebrate a new season of world-class gourmet experiences at Armani Hotel Dubai, Chef SK will kick off his tenure this October with a seasonal ‘A Taste of Autumn’ menu.
Commenting on his Dubai debut, he said: “Autumn in Japan is synonymous with aki matsuri, the fall festival season, when we thank mother nature for a good harvest. I am genuinely thrilled – and thankful – to be able to bring my experience and passion for contemporary Japanese cuisine to Armani/Hashi and to this amazingly diverse city.”
Chef SK’s culinary philosophy is rooted in authentic Japanese cuisine, following the classic cooking methods and using a light seasoning touch to bring out the natural beauty of the ingredients, as he explained: “I believe in preparing a seasonal simple, clean and delicious dish, which is the essence of Japanese cuisine to create what to create what I call the A Taste of Autumn.”
The Festival of Autumn Flavours menu includes Mango Skin Foie Gras Gyoza, Tuna and Beluga Caviar Tartare with Sushi Crackers, a Pickled Tomato and Seared Salmon Salad with Aji Amalio; and a delectable pairing of Hokkaido Scallops, Black Tiger Prawn Tempura, Beef Short Ribs and Rougie Foie Gras served with vegetables. Light up with the Green Tea sugar sphere as dessert.
The Armani/Hashi ‘A Taste of Autumn’ menu is available from 12th to 31st October 2021.
AED 599 per person including soft beverages.
Armani/Hashi, Armani Hotel Dubai, +971 4 8883 666