Carluccio's chef Giulio Brignola conducts a cooking demonstration. Carluccio's chef Giulio Brignola conducts a cooking demonstration.

Italian restaurant, café and food shop Carluccio’s is planning to introduce customers to authentic seasonal flavours at its two newest Dubai outlets this month.

The renowned brand, founded by Antonio Carluccio, will conduct two special ‘Primavera Dimostrazione di Cucina’ (spring cooking demonstrations) at its recently opened stores in Mirdif City Centre and Dubai Marina Mall.

Hosting the open classes will be head chef Giulio Brignola, who met up with Caterer Middle East at Carluccio’s Dubai Mall earlier this week for a sneak preview of what to expect.

“The demonstrations are in line with our ‘primavera’ promotion for the season, focusing on spring items such as basil, wonderful light olive oil and fresh vegetables that are in season,” he explained.

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“This focus on seasonality is at the heart of the Carluccio’s concept – very simple, very delicious, very high quality but also very accessible food.

“We always choose the very best fresh ingredients we can get,” Brignola continued. “At the end of the day we’re not fine dining, but we do use the same quality of products.”

The Carluccio’s Primavera Dimostrazione di Cucina will take place at 10am on Saturday April 24 at the Mirdif City Centre outlet, and at 10am on Saturday May 8 at the Dubai Marina Mall store.

Guests will not only be able to watch Chef Giulio work his magic, but will also get to sample the dishes and will receive a free goody bag to take home.

The cost is AED 250 per person and as spaces are limited, booking is advised.

For more information, call the outlets — Mirdif City Centre on 04 284 3728; Dubai Marina Mall on 04 399 7844.


To watch Chef Giulio create mushroom risotto in the first of our two-part Italian recipe special, click on the video link below.