Emirates Palace Unveils Talea by Antonio Guida

Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi has announced the opening of a new culinary experience, Talea, acclaimed two-Michelin-starred Chef Antonio Guida’s first restaurant outside of Italy.

The new restaurant presents guests with the opportunity to enjoy a highly curated selection of seasonal and authentic Italian menus in an elegant, yet lively setting with a vibrant open show kitchen. With deep roots in southern Italy’s Puglia region, Guida honed his talents in an array of celebrated Michelin-starred restaurants and in 2015, led Seta at Mandarin Oriental, Milan to its first Michelin star just four months after opening, with a second Michelin star shortly thereafter.

Talea’s menu draws on Guida’s distinctive culinary style to create “Cucina di Famiglia” – family-style cooking. From handmade ravioli, authentic spaghetti alla carbonara and artisanal pizza to osso buco and vitello tonnato – the summer dish of chilled veal in tuna-caper sauce that forms an indispensable part of the Assumption Day feast in Milan, the gastronomic delights of Talea fuse traditional techniques with an innovative edge, the signature of Guida.

The restaurant’s interiors highlight magnificent two-toned columns and walls layered with beautiful art inspired by the landscapes of Italy: ports and palaces, lakes and luxe manors, cities and Roman ruins, embellished by jewelled lights and geometric floors. A chic outdoor terrace is also available for a decadent alfresco dining experience.

“With our concept of ‘Italy meets Abu Dhabi’, I am delighted to offer Talea’s patronsa new culinary experience that presents a new interpretation of Italian favourites, along with some rare and unusual combinations.” said Chef Antonio Guida.

“We are thrilled to be collaborating with Chef Antonio Guida at Talea, further enhancing our culinary offerings at Emirates Palace. Talea combines the flavours of Italy with the scents of Arabia, setting a new benchmark for Italian cuisine in Abu Dhabi” said Michael Koth, General Manager of Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi and Area Vice President, Operations for the Middle East.

Guests can enjoy this new culinary experience, along with all the iconic hotel has to offer when booking the One More Night package. For further information and reservations, visit www.mandarinoriental.com/abu-dhabi.



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Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. Having grown from its Asian roots into a global brand, the Group now operates 36 hotels and seven residences in 24 countries and territories, with each property reflecting the Group’s oriental heritage and unique sense of place. Mandarin Oriental has a strong pipeline of hotels and residences under development and is a member of the Jardine Matheson Group.

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Emirates Palace

The property is owned by Emirates Palace Company, a subsidiary of the government of Abu Dhabi. The hotel, which is a fine example of Arabian design, was conceived to host the Gulf Cooperation Council Summit and remains the preferred venue for several high-profile conferences in the public and private sector. It is also well recognised for welcoming several heads of states, foreign dignitaries and celebrities.