Discover a taste of the Mediterranean at Elia Restaurant, now open at Galleria Mall in Al Wasl

Discover a taste of the Mediterranean at Elia Restaurant, now open at Galleria Mall in Al Wasl

Dubai United Arab Emirates: Dubai’s culinary scene is about to shift Mediterranean with the grand opening of Elia Restaurant, a unique and exhilarating dining experience inspired by the soils and seas of Greece, Italy and France.

Elia Restaurant, which means “olive” in Greek, is located on the ground floor of Galleria Mall in Al Wasl. The venue offers both indoor and outdoor seating options, creating a contemporary setting with a relaxed ambiance perfect for intimate lunches or dinners.

Inside the restaurant, a captivating mix of Mediterranean landscapes. Plush seating, decorated in earthy tones of olive and terracotta, creates an inviting atmosphere. The ambiance is filled with warm light from hanging rattan lamps, while bright chili peppers and purple onions hang above the open kitchen table. Giant hand-painted wall murals, displaying vibrant images of fresh lemons and olives, pay homage to the region’s culinary tapestry. The murals are coupled with the presence of fruit trees, creating a dining experience that reflects the essence of Mediterranean authenticity.

The menu is a testament to the restaurant’s commitment to authentic coastal flavors and fresh, simple ingredients, showcasing an impressive array of snacks, appetizers, hot and cold entrees, pizza and pasta, as well as an attractive selection of seafood and meat dishes. To start the dining experience, diners can sample appetizers such as Smoked eggplant sauce – Velvety mixture topped with toast, soft eggs and wafer. In addition, there is delicious Spicy watermelon saladGarnished with feta, basil and hazelnuts.

For the main course, patrons can enjoy the chef’s signature special Sippy mushroom risotto, accompanied by buttered parsley and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil. Choose premium meat selections, such as exceptional Black Angus Rib Eye – 300g ribeye steak with onion puree and chimichurri. For those who crave a truly authentic Mediterranean experience, Elia offers a unique take on a classic MoussakaServed with Spanish manchego cheese and designed to be shared between two or more people.

To finish off the delicious meal, guests can enjoy delicious homemade dishes ranging from made-to-order madeleines served with Chantilly cream to Greek-style choux donuts with rosemary and lemon cream, as well as comforting classics from Baked vanilla cheesecake With sour cherries and raspberry purée, and Classic crème brûléemeans sharing them with loved ones.

Elia’s gourmet menu has been created by Executive Chef and Partner Rory Duncan, former Head Chef for ten years at La Petite Maison. He enthused: “At Elia, we promise modern cuisine that enchants the senses and leads guests on a culinary journey. Inspired by a deep connection to the lifestyle, culture and cuisine of the coastal regions of the Mediterranean, our menu is centered around the use of fresh, high-quality ingredients.”

Enjoy the magic at Elia Restaurant, where every dish invites you on a journey into the heart of the Mediterranean. Discover the rich flavors and vibrant traditions that define the essence of this distinctive culinary landscape. For reservations or more information, please call +971559959579

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About Elijah

Elia, meaning “olive tree” in Greek, is a modern Mediterranean restaurant located in the heart of Al Wasl, Dubai. Inspired by the rich culinary traditions of Greece, Italy and France, Elia offers an immersive dining experience that pays homage to the soil and seas of the Mediterranean. With its charming interior design, diverse menu featuring authentic Mediterranean dishes, and commitment to quality, Elia Restaurant is set to become a favorite destination for food lovers in Dubai.

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