Because we’re not over our obsession with Greek cuisine yet.
Spanakopita, keftedakia, moussaka and more – if Greek food is your weakness, you’re in luck because the cuisine seems to be having such a moment in Dubai. Again. This time around, it’s the newly opened Anása at Conrad Dubai drawing hotel guests and Dubai residents alike.
Rooted in authenticity, the restaurant boasts Greek gastronomic delights with fresh, simple, yet delicious food that is central to the laidback lifestyle of the Aegean. For the uninitiated, the Greek word anása translates to ‘breath’, hence its name. This eatery is all about its easy-breezy al fresco setting that pairs greenery aplenty with live music, easygoing staff, natural materials and rustic décor accents, each encouraging diners to slow down and smell the proverbial roses – much like the Greeks do.
“Our team at Conrad Dubai is thrilled to introduce a unique restaurant offering that boasts a mouth-watering menu, friendly service and a relaxing atmosphere,” said Todori Kalamaris, General Manager, Conrad Dubai. “We aim to provide unparalleled hospitality for our guests and visitors, in true Greek’ filoxenia’ or ‘love of strangers’ style. Anása offers a memorable and easygoing dining experience, with a warm ambience and a standout menu.”
Executive Chef Ilias Doulamis, meanwhile, is passionate about serving only the most authentic cuisine, translating into a menu that strikes the perfect balance of classic and creative flavour combinations. Guests can therefore expect to dine on staple plates such as Tzatziki and Taramosalata from the appetisers, octopus on the grill, and Lauraki à la Spetsiota (Cod fricassee) and Astakomakaronada (lobster and pasta) from the mains. Accompanying these dishes is an extensive range of traditional Greek beverages. As for the grand finale? Portokalopita, or traditional orange cake – what else?