Black and White Hospitality have opened a second restaurant in Abu Dhabi in the five-star Fairmont Bab Al Bahr hotel, the new restaurant is a Marco’s New York Italian. The opening follows a deal between RMAL Hospitality and Marco Pierre White’s UK business partner Nick Taplin who formed Black and White International and now promote Pierre White’s franchised restaurants in the UAE and beyond.
Inspired by Marco Pierre White’s Italian heritage and love for New York the second Abu Dhabi restaurant offers a casual and vibrant all-day dining experience. It offers a ‘New York Italian’ menu with a mixture of Italian-inspired dishes and American classics, serving fresh pasta, homemade pizza and ribs as well as Marco’s best-selling New York style cheesecake.
Elias Chakhtoura, General manager, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr told us: “We are honoured to open the first international branch of Marco’s New York Italian at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr.
“This marks our second collaboration with Marco following the success of the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse and Grill. At Fairmont, our passion is to connect our guests with the best of destinations, unique architecture, expressive décor and artistry as well as the best of experiences. We strongly believe that this vibrant all-day dining restaurant will lend itself to be the must go to restaurant at the hotel.”
Marco Pierre White added: “The New York Italian restaurants represent friendly, all-occasion, elegant dining. The idea is that Marco’s New York Italian isn’t just about selling a meal. It’s a great place to share and socialise whether it’s a night out with friends, a family lunch, or somewhere for parents to take the children out for a meal.
“We lead such busy lives our favourite past time must be escapism. A lot of today’s restaurant habits are about casual dining, so casual, elegant spaces are really important but where guests are made to feel special.”