Marea Dubai Announces Brand New Tasting Menu From Executive Chef Yunus Emre Aydin

Marea Dubai Announces Brand New Tasting Menu From Executive Chef Yunus Emre Aydin

The 10-course menu takes diners on a delicious journey of flavors, taking inspiration from Italy, Dubai, and more.

17 Jan 2023 DUBAI; Marea Dubai is excited to announce the launch of its newest tasting menu, a progressive 10-course culinary journey of Italian ingredients viewed through the creative perspective of Chef Yunus Emre Aydin.

Diners will begin their meal with a take on the classic Margherita before enjoying a unique ‘Burnt marrow tartare’ pani puri prepared tableside. Marea’s famous seafood makes an appearance with a Flaked Alaska salad of Alaskan king crab marinated with fermented grape jus, served with apple, fennel, chive oil, and basil.

‘Roots’ marries Celeriac, a root vegetable that originated in the Mediterranean basin, with inspiration from Dubai; namely, the shawarma. The celeriac is finely shaved and chargrilled, sprinkled with sumac, and served with lettuce leaves and of course, truffle.

Magenta, a bold fuchsia fregola risotto with aged balsamic crema, honors the Pantone Colour of the Year, Viva Magenta 18-1750, while ‘Granoturco / Süt Mısır’ introduces a decadent housemade corn pasta that is sure to quickly become a diner favorite. ‘Carabaccia’ elevates the humble onion soup, paying tribute to its Roman origins before it became known as ‘French’.

“The ethos of Marea has always been about quality dining. With this new tasting menu, we are excited to showcase a progressive aspect of Chef Yunus’s creativity, propelling it into an elevated dining experience.”  SaysPanchali Mahendra, President of Atelier House Hospitality.

The tasting menu will be available for a limited number of diners per evening, Tuesday through Saturday, and is priced at 590dhs per diner.

About Marea

At the original Marea New York, the authentic, bracing flavors of coastal Italy meet the swagger of NYC to form a new kind of gusto. Now in Dubai, Marea, Italian for tides, brings its signature style and hospitality to Dubai’s world-class International Financial Center.

Says Gault & Millau of Marea, “This Italian treasure of a restaurant is a must for diners who look for sophistication and use of fantastic produce”, awarding Marea one toque, while the Michelin Guide has deemed Marea’s handmade pasta a ‘must’. 

Marea has built a reputation for consistently excellent Italian cuisine, led by award-winning general manager Petra Peternel and Executive Chef Yunus Emre Aydin. An anchor of DIFC,

Marea attracts those who wish to celebrate every day with the ultimate in food, service, and surroundings.

About Atelier House Hospitality:

Atelier House Hospitality, a high-quality boutique restaurant group in the region, has brought in brands from overseas, developed and conceptualized locally grown brands, and provided consulting and operational support to the local market, under the strong leadership of Ms. Panchali Mahendra. Atelier House is affiliated with the New York-based Altamarea Group and receives any culinary and support services needed, including access to global F&B relationships and trending concepts. AHH is not a scale player, but its ethos is quality and selectivity with customized services and solutions for clients.

AHH now has a presence in UAE, KSA, and soon India as well. Plans are in force to broaden reach and capability in the Middle East. Cuisine represented in the AHH range includes coffee/patisserie, elevated Italian, quality brasserie French, Indian quality casual and fine dining, and specialty grill concepts. Brands owned, managed, and/or conceptualized include Marea (Michelin selected), 11 Woodfire (1 Michelin Star), Mohalla, RSVP, Host, Asma, Tides Bar, and soon Mantra and InJa.


Who: Marea DIFC

What: 10-course Tasting Menu, AED 590/diner | 10-course Tasting menu with wine pairing, AED 990/diner

Where: Marea, Gate Village 7, DIFC

When: Tues – Sat, Dinner only, limited seats available

How: For bookings, please visit

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