After the roaring success of their first location in New York City, Marea have brought their refined and flavourful Italian seafood to Dubai. Marea is the Italian word for 'tide', and their luxurious menu experiments with the seascapes of Italian gastronomy.
Located in Dubai’s prestigious International Financial Center, Marea promises to provide ‘life, new luxury, and a love of great food’. The décor, like the food, is subtle yet stylish; taupe leather banquettes, white tablecloths, modern art, and mood lighting are the standout features.
The menu offers an array of understated yet impressive Italian cuisine with a focus on classic dishes. It’s clear that plating is key here and all dishes are presented in a way that feels artistic but not overbearing.
The a la carte menu is spearheaded by a selection of caviar and oysters, before progressing to antipasti including roasted tomato soup, lobster and soft burrata, and fried calamari. Carpaccios and tartares cover a range of seafood, as well as beef and wagyu. For mains, various traditional pasta and risotti are on offer, such as gnocchi with tomato and burrata, seafood cappellacci, and funghi risotto with parmigiano. There’s also the option of seasonal meat and fish, accompanied by various sauces and sides.
Dessert is a true smorgasbord of Italian classics, accompanied by a carefully chosen list of digestives, cognacs and even cigars. Expect familiar names like affogato, panna cotta, tiramisu, and cheesecake, all prepared in Marea’s traditional yet luxe style.