The renowned chef will be in Dubai to mark the opening on 8 June 2022
Jamie Oliver Restaurants has announced a new collaboration with franchise partner Apparel Group to launch casual dining restaurant Jamie’s Italian at the Dubai Mall.
First launched in the UK in 2008, the restaurant offers regional Italian cuisine and is known for its fresh pasta dishes, pizza and indulgent desserts.
“I should have been Italian,” says Jamie. “Beautiful ingredients and a real passion for food brings friends and families together. That’s why, as a chef, I find Italy so exciting, and it’s what inspired me to create Jamie’s Italian. The menu is all about delicious dishes inspired by my travels across the country, cooking up a storm with local foodies, gorgeous nonnas or my friend and mentor Gennaro Contaldo.”
With more than 20 outposts worldwide, Jamie’s Italian Dubai Mall is the fourth location to open in the GCC, joining outlets in JLT, Dubai, as well as Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
Speaking about the partnership, Apparel Group founder and chairwoman, Sima Ganwani Ved said: “As part of the Apparel Group’s ongoing strategy to bring relevant brands to the region, we are proud to be partnering with Jamie Oliver for his flagship restaurant Jamie’s Italian at the Dubai Mall.
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“We want our customers to experience an authentic and ethical brand. Jamie has become renowned for his food technology and innovation, which will better the lives of so many. We are excited for his visit and his endeavours to keep improving the food scene.”
Jamie Oliver Restaurants Group director Ed Loftus added: “The Middle East continues to be a key growth market for us and having a presence in such an iconic location is really exciting. We are thrilled to work with partners like Apparel Group. Collaborating with great teams is essential to everything we do.”
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