Sfumato has opened its doors at The Opus in Dubai

The new gastro atelier is rooted in affordable luxury based on homegrown products and delicate flavours.

Fine dining as a fixture of everyday life — that is what a new all-day dining destination by the name of Sfumato Gastro Atelier has set out to imagine. Located at The Opus tower designed by Zaha Hadid, it’s a brainchild of OY Hospitality. And drawing inspiration from the fearless vision of the late architect, Sfumato boasts a Michelin-recognised female chef, Alena Solodovichenko, who seeks to revolutionise urban dining.


Experimenting with ease in a male-dominated realm, Solodovichenko not only challenges stereotypes, but also pioneers her own unique style to produce an unforgettable experience in an internationally renowned setting. The guiding concept of the Sfumato is affordable luxury with a forthright, but delicate vision of gastronomy. Solodovichenko reproduces her family recipes with produce from local farms featuring delicate and intimate flavours, thereby showcasing that vegetables and roots can evolve into sophisticated ingredients ready to play the main role in any dish.


“I will show you how vegetables, when nurtured and prepared through a combination of old-world knowledge and modern gastronomic techniques, can rise above even the most exalted ingredients: caviar, wagyu, lobster and oysters,” she says. We’re told that the dishes are tailored to excite the senses of sight and taste without compromising the natural goodness of the ingredients selected by Solodovichenko. The menu caters equally to both meat lovers and vegetarians.


Stracciatella is paired with beetroot and carrot with passion fruit as an appetiser, cauliflower risotto with scallops and caviar as a main, and apple with mint and coconut as a dessert. The beverage menu is uniquely attuned to Sfumato’s cuisine and location, proposing bold non-alcoholic cocktails that eschew imitations of traditional mocktails for entirely new and unexpected creations. Homemade cordials, fermentation, local berries and fruits, and unique herbal collections are all employed to explore new dimensions in dry mixology.


Elsewhere, this level of attention to detail is also demonstrated in the interiors, designed by YOD Group. The Ukrainian design studio has thoughtfully integrated its vision within this iconic space using accent elements like bionic columns flowing into the ceiling and movable screens that make the restaurant space customisable. Warm shades with deep blue and pinkish colour accents, natural materials, plants, and thoughtful lighting, meanwhile, come together to immerse diners in a unique atmosphere.

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Samia Qaiyum
A textbook third culture kid with a perpetual thirst for adventure, Samia Qaiyum specialises in travel and culture, having lived in five countries and travelled to 34 others – just don't ask her to define the word 'home'.

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