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Celebrated Italian Chef Enzo Neri Is Back In Dubai With His Limited Edition Menu Showcase At Amici

Amici Italian Restaurant at ibis Mall of the Emirates brings a special 4-course menu by Chef Enzo from 31st October to 6th November 2022.

Amici Italian Restaurant at ibis Mall of the Emirates is all set to bring back the celebrated Chef Enzo Neri in celebrations of its one year since opening last year. Amici will have Chef Enzo present a special 4-course edition dinner menu that will be served from 31st October to 6th November 2022.

Enzo Neri Umbrian by birth, is an Italian Brand Chef and restaurateur brought up in Citta’ di Castello, a town in Perugia, in the heart of Italy. He studied Information Technology and began his career in the biomedical field. At age 29 Enzo went back to school to complete a course at the culinary school Universita’ dei Sapori di Perugia. For the past twenty years Chef Enzo has worked in the culinary industry from Italy to Georgia, with lengthy detours in London, Dubai and New York and shorter stints in numerous other cities. He has held a range of senior positions including Head Chef, consultancy, design and management of new dining experiences and a private chef.  Today, Chef Enzo co-owns Vera Italiana restaurant, an authentic Italian restaurant in the Vera district of Tbilisi. He is also working for Accor, branding Rum Roof, a Caribbean concept for Ibis styles hotel, Sky7 Bar and Terrace and the Asado Steakhouse at the Mercure Hotel Old Town, Tbilisi. He has been featured in many worldwide publications and television programs and other mass media. In March 2021 he also published a new book, The Asado Steakhouse, My life as an Italian chef in Tbilisi and throughout the world.

Nishan Silva, Cluster General Manager of Majid Al Futtaim – Accor – Shared Services, said: “Chef Enzo helped us curate an authentic Italian menu with his signature dishes last year at Amici Italian Restaurant. We are thrilled to have him back as we celebrate Amici’s one year Anniversary. We are excited to present the limited edition menu over the course of seven days and delight our guests with his wonderful culinary creations”.

Regarding Dubai and the special menu Chef Enzo stated, “I am very excited to be back in Dubai, to present this special menu at Amici Italian Restaurant at Ibis Mall of the Emirates. The menu is inspired by my childhood where simple Italian dishes are reinterpreted with sophistication of technology and the blend of cultures that I grew up with. The ingredients are fresh, very authentic and cooked with a lots of love and passion. I look forward to presenting this menu to all Dubai gourmands and Italian food lovers”.

After the launch of Amici last year, Chef Enzo is back with his special edition 4-course menu at Amici, which will be available for dinner from 31st October to 6th November 2022 priced at AED 89 per person.

The menu comprises of antipasti such as Vitello tonnato and Caprese di burrata, a classic Ravioli di zucca for pasta and other main course options such as Pollo e zucchine and Branzno “all’ acquapazza”.  We finish on a sweet note with an authentic Tiramisu and the chef’s surprise mini assortments.

Amici Restaurant located at ibis Mall of the Emirates Hotel, is an affordable and authentic Italian restaurant providing a fun and friendly dining experience. Amici showcases a bistronomic culinary journey in a casual venue. The menu includes traditional favorites that are going to satisfy your Italian cravings in every bite!

 Do not miss out on trying Chef Enzo’s exclusive menu available from 31st October to 6th November 2022 at Amici Italian Restaurant.

Prior reservations are mandatory. 

For reservations call: +971 58 561 9339 or email

What: Chef Enzo’s special menu at Amici

When: 31st October to 6th November, 7pm – 11pm

Where: Amici Italian Restaurant, ibis Mall of the Emirates

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