Jumeirah’s Villa Beach’s new chef brings Tuscan à la carte menu

Chef Gian Marco Francesconi has previously worked at Michelin-starred Ristorante Ninan

For mains guests can choose from a range of pasta dishes, veal Milanese, seabass, and a selection of capers and olives
For mains guests can choose from a range of pasta dishes, veal Milanese, seabass, and a selection of capers and olives

With a new head chef at the helm of Jumeirah Beach Hotel’s Villa Beach restaurant, the venue is offering a Tuscan-inspired à la carte menu and a brunch deal.

The Italian restaurant will now offer starters such as antipasti, mushroom aranchini with truffle and a seasame aioli, charcoal grilled octopus, and the popular burrata.

For mains guests can choose from a range of pasta dishes, veal Milanese, seabass, and a selection of capers and olives.

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For desserts chef Gian Marco Francesconi will serve up vanilla panna cotta or a tiramisu.

The à la carte menu is available at Villa Beach for both lunch and dinner. Lunch runs from 12:30PM – 3:30PM every day, with dinner running from 6:30 pm – 11:30 pm on Tuesday – Sunday.

The brunch, named Dolce Far Niente, which means ‘sweet nothing’ in English, will give guests food and drink service, as well as a dedicated DJ throughout the day. The brunch comes with free-flowing drinks and private beach access.

The brunch deal is priced at AED 349 for soft drinks included or AED 449 for house beverages.

Francesconi brings years of experience in the culinary world, having previously worked at Tuscany’s Michelin-starred Ristorante Ninan.

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