Kempinski Hotel Mall of The Emirates is bringing a new addition to Dubai’s culinary scene with the opening of its trendy authentic tapas restaurant, Salero Tapas & Bodega on 26 November 2013.
Salero Tapas & Bodega takes its name from a popular Spanish expression meaning flair and grace. Salero’s authentic food and drinks and warm contemporary atmosphere, bring the flair and grace of flamenco dancers, matadors, guitar melodies, and sunsets over Park Güell to the newly renovated Kempinski Hotel Mall of The Emirates. Working with an almost entirely Spanish team, Madrileño Chef Alvaro Roa, is determined to make the new bodega the talk of the town by bringing beloved Spanish cuisine and culture to Dubai.
Tapas are small sharing plates of simple, flavourful Spanish fare that encourage lively conversations around the dining table. Celebrations begin and friendships are deepened over plates of crispy ‘Calamares con Limon’ or spicy ‘Patatas Bravas’. The Salero menu will feature a combination of creative and authentic tapas as well as a wide selection of Paellas and fresh seafood specialties. An extensive beverage menu of regional specialties from Andalucia to Catalonia has been carefully chosen to compliment the cuisine. Citrus mixers and fruit infused combinations will balance the fresh flavours of the garlic, ripe tomatoes, peppers and paprika that feature prominently in Spanish cuisine.
“When we started working on the concept of a new restaurant for the hotel, we noticed a demand in the city for authentic Spanish food,” said Konstantin Zeuke, General Manager of Kempinski Hotel Mall of The Emirates. “We created a trendy authentic tapas restaurant which brings a bit of Barcelona, Madrid and Seville to Dubai. We worked with the top industry consultants for this project, hiring a Spanish interior designer and branding agency from Barcelona to ensure the authenticity of the restaurant. Kempinski has always had a passion for great food and beverage and it is exciting to bring a new concept to Dubai which we plan to take to other Kempinski hotels in the future.”
Award-winning design agency Sandra Tarruella, created a traditional feel using ceramic tiles and original works of art from all over Spain. Recycled paper placemats and coasters placed directly on rustic wooden tables evokes a warm contemporary atmosphere. Spanish branding agency, RUN Extrabold, designed strong graphic elements using red, black, and white print on wood and craft paper.
Salero Tapas & Bodega is located on the ground level of Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates with its own entrance at the front of the hotel. Open daily from 12:00 pm – 1:00 am on weekdays and from 12:00 pm – 3:00 am during the weekends. For more information and reservations please contact +971 4 409 5999 or e-mail email@example.com.
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About Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates:
Priding itself on offering guests innovative experiences, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates has some of the most unique and stylish room products in the region. Fifteen stunning Ski Chalets marry sand and snow, offering views of the Arabian Gulf on one side and ski slopes on the other. The über-sleek Executive Tower Suites and the luxurious Presidential Suite are an exercise in modern elegance and provide an exclusive haven for discerning guests. Each of the hotel’s 393 deluxe rooms and suites is equipped with a large plasma flat-screen TV with access to 80 international satellite channels, as well as a DVD and multi-media player. In addition, all rooms have a fully furnished dining area as well as stylish and well-appointed marble bathrooms.
Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now manages a portfolio of 75 five-star hotels in 31 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one is imbued with the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2014.
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