Sacci, Pre-opening night : The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa
|Spacious seating afford privacy|
|The restaurant manager, chef de cuisine and assistant restaurant manager.|
|The Bresaola will wow.|
|You can expect the freshest rucola|
|Balsamic and Olive oil on the table.|
|The risotto will surprise|
Finally, there is the main dining area, which itself offers options of a more open area as well as a more intimate space with fewer tables. The old wooden floors from Agadir are still there, and I can see why. It creates a very homely feel in the restaurant. Chef de Cuisine Stefano has a down to earth approach to his dishes, so it seems like Sacci will give him that platform to express himself.
|Well priced wine slection|
|You can expect all the classic desserts, but Tiramisu with a surprising twist|
What do I like about Sacci? One can never judge a restaurant by the pre-opening press dinners. So, how does one judge then? This is how: I asked one of the former waiters at Agadir, Hicham, now working in Saaci, if he liked the new restaurant. His response was that it was new but not new. It was still home to him. Unsolicited. Off the record. That is what I liked about. That homeliness.
A recurrent theme in many of my blogs is that restaurants do not serve food only. This was the case again on this night. One of the guests kept remarking that I was not eating. How could I? It is about emotion, isn't it? People often bemoan the lack of authenticity and character in restaurants in the city. That is something of the past. Next time you walk into Sacci and see Marwa the hostess or Hicham asking you what you would like to drink, or Ismail pouring your water, talk to them about Agadir. Talk to them about Sacci. The restaurant has changed. But the service has not. The same old Westin philosophy - Welcome to a sensory experience. This time an Italian one.
Look out for a blog soon as I try out Sacci on a normal night.
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