Izu Ani has been delighting Dubai's diners for years (first at La Petite Maison, then at La Serre, and most recently, Lighthouse in D3), and now finally, he opens a restaurant with his name on the door. Bringing his signature stamp of fresh, ingredient-led Mediterranean/Italian cuisine, paired with artisanal bakery items, Izu Brasserie and Bakery is set within French department store Le BHV Marais.
Offering a relaxed, informal vibe inspired by Izu's own home, the restaurant features an open kitchen as a highlight feature, from where the 'simple, tasty and honest food' emerges. According to Izu, "It was very important for me to create an intimate and friendly environment, so guests can feel relaxed and at home. I want the food to talk for itself, not the chef."
The brasserie menu rotates daily, with dishes such as Pizza Diavola, with a rich tomato sauce, mozzarella, spicy salami, olives and artichokes; and Veal Milanese served with a fresh mixed salad and crispy French fries, on offer. The Bakery, apart from Viennoiserie items, also serves up and all-day breakfast menu including savoury breakfast crepes with a variety of fillings, and the signature Izu burger and eggs.
Long, lazy lunches, hot-desking over coffee and croissants, and everything in between...