Marta Yanci opens first overseas restaurant in Belgium

Yanci is one of the few Dubai-based chefs to establish a restaurant in Europe

Mart Yanci has opened Mixto Restaurant in Belgium.
Mart Yanci has opened Mixto Restaurant in Belgium.

Marta Yanci has opened her latest venture and first overseas project, Mixto Restaurant, located in Belgium.

Located in Waterloo, Belgium, Mixto is the result of years of development to create a culinary destination that brings down restaurant protocol, and aims to offer food based on sustainable principles, creative beverage pairings, and an overriding focus on customer service.

“The opening of Mixto in Europe seeks to showcase the best of Dubai’s food and beverage scene at the heart of Europe,” said Marta Yanci. “In many areas, Dubai restaurants stand at the forefront of the culinary arts and we are proud to bring our concept to Europe. I am glad to say that the feedback from our customers, in only a few weeks since our inauguration, has been extremely positive and we are very optimistic about the growth of Mixto locally and in Europe.”

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Dishing up seasonal menus as tapas, bowls and dishes, Mixto will change its menu every three months to adapt to the European seasons and the best local produce so guests can experience the depth and breadth of Yanci’s approach to the culinary arts. Dishes include the smoked octopus with potato and pimento foam, chicory kimchi and the tuna and sesame tartar, paired with beverages that elevate the nuances within each dish. The menu also includes hero dishes from Marta’s Kitchen, featuring some of the UAE’s favourite meals.

Yanci remarked: “This restaurant has been a concept very dear me for many years. I dreamt of opening a place where we could create flavour palates of paired food and beverages. Now that it is finally a reality, I am incredibly excited to represent Dubai in this new European environment and see how it is being positively embraced by our guests. We are contributing to the robust dining culture of Europe.”

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