Another new restaurant opens inside the Guinness World Record holding leaning tower of Abu Dhabi.
Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi has introduced a new flavour into the capital’s dining scene with the opening of Cyan, a Franco-Arab Brasserie, located on the 18th floor of the Guinness World Record-holding leaning tower of Abu Dhabi.
Cyan which opened its doors to guests on 15 December, is a modern brasserie that combines French-rooted cuisine with the rich and hospitable culture of the Middle East. The restaurant aims to offer a genuine experience that reflects what inextricably links both regions – Joie de vivre and the love of food and social dining.
Cyan, in both English and French, is the name of the colour that lies in the exact middle point between blue and green. In addition to being an element of unity among all aspects of the restaurant’s design, blue and green have a symbolic function. Blue represents Les Bleus, as the French are nicknamed, and their love of food, while green represents the Levantine cultures, which are best known for their hospitable and highly social eating habits.
Cyan is the synthesis of these two cultural elements that form the core of the restaurant and a new dining experience for the UAE capital.
Menu highlights include creative mezze such as salt-baked Heirloom beetroot labneh, artichoke and chickpea hummus and zucchini flower tempura; oysters and foie gras terrine for starters; artichoke raviolo, Wagyu flank steak and sea bass Veronique for mains; mango pavlova, pistachio baklava, Mille-Feuille and chocolate tart for dessert.
“Cyan Brasserie seeks to elevate the essence of simple yet relaxed French dining, by transforming the venue into something more connected to the thirst for experience and quality of the new generations,” says Martim Maita, Head Chef at Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi. “Our goal is to create an extraordinary experience with quality offerings, using thoughtfully sourced, high-quality produce, served in an engaging yet non-pretentious environment,” he adds.
Adjacent to Cyan Brasserie is another new venue, 18 Degrees Bar. With both indoor and outdoor terrace seating offering views of both the Arabian Gulf and the city, 18 Degrees Bar is a classic bar with a contemporary twist, a blend of the old and the new. The bar is an ideal venue for pre and post-dinner drinks. Here guests can enjoy creative aperitifs, and classic cocktails and mocktails.
The opening at the five-star hotel follows in quick succession to the arrival of Rayana Latin Tapas Bar, which brought flavourful tapas to the hotel back in October.
GO: Visit andaz.com for more information.