Arjun Waney's Coya to open in Dubai this year
The restaurant is located at the Four Seasons Resort Dubai
Peruvian brand Coya will be opening its doors towards the end of 2014 at the Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach.
Coya's flagship restairant was launched in London in 2012, and was founded by restaurateur Arjun Waney. It is a sister property to Zuma and La Petite Maison in DIFC.
With 189 seats in the restaurant and 40 seats in the terrace, Coya Dubai is also home to a colourful Pisco Bar and an extensive showcase corridor.
The restaurant lobby is softly lit by a chandelier accented with antique Incan gilding, and the colourful destination bar is filled with trinkets and traditional mud-‘botija’-lined walls.
The bar then leads into a corridor where the walls are adorned with an extensive collection of bottles and colonial embellishments. The end of the passageway opens into the two- part, restaurant with a terrace.
The interior is decorated with painted murals and rich Incan palettes against modern, metallic finishes.
The 8500 square foot restaurant was designed by the London-based Sagrada, who were part of the design team at Coya London. The furniture has been hand-selected; from the crushed, velvet-textured chairs; the valuable, historic art (specially released by the Peruvian government for the restaurant); earthenware objets d’art in the alcoves and a few additional pieces coming directly from Peru.
Coya Dubai’s selection of dishes include a range of classic ceviches (popular diced seafood dish), tiraditos (sliced raw fish), and hearty anticuchos (grilled skewers of fish, meat and vegetables).
Its fully-stocked ‘Pisco’ Bar and Lounge includes the largest infused pisco selection with over 25 homemade infusions of Pisco in a variety of flavours such as mango, pineapple, pear, strawberry, passion fruit and raspberry; prepared in traditional glass, pisco jars.
The restaurant also offers what it calls the Coya Collective - with a music scene and a showcase of a variety of established photographers, artists, illustrators, sculptors, poets and underexposed talent with year round hosted events.