Amador uses forward-thinking German techniques and technology to offer cutting-edge cuisine to Abu Dhabi’s residents
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Amador at Park Rotana Abu Dhabi, which opened on February 14, 2012, is no ordinary restaurant. With an innovative menu that includes dishes like virtual sushi, truffle lollipops and gin-tonic nitros, it pushes the boundaries of dining as we know it.
The restaurant is a joint venture between the hotel and three-star Michelin chef Juan Amador, who was born and raised in Germany to Spanish parents.
He wanted a statement design featuring an oversized tapas bar, wine cellar and sectioned dining areas, so employed the help of LWDesign, who took the interiors from concept to creation. It was Katherine Stealey Tranter who led the project.
“The restaurant brief was described to us as a destination wine bar which was to be linked with a restaurant serving high-end tapas and molecular cuisine,” she explains. “We were aware that it was going to be run by a Michelin chef with Spanish heritage and that a Spanish/German background influenced his food.”
Being the first restaurant in Abu Dhabi to open in collaboration with a Michelin chef, Tranter was eager to create unparalleled wow-factor: “We wanted to enhance that rare experience that can only be found at the greatest restaurants in the world in this restaurant,” she says.
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