IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Il Borro Tuscan Bistro Dubai Recognised as One of Middle East & North Africa’s 50 Best Restaurants
The inaugural edition of the Middle East & North Africa’s (MENA) 50 Best Restaurants list was unveiled at a ceremony in Abu Dhabi on 7th February 2022, and Il Borro Tuscan Bistro Dubai was proudly among the restaurants named, ranking 11th on the list.
Omar Saideh, founder of Orange Hospitality, said: “We are extremely honoured and thrilled to have been recognised as one of MENA’s best restaurants, and we share this award with each member of our team whose dedication has made this possible. Since opening in 2016, Il Borro has found its place in the market as one of the finest restaurants in the region. This remarkable feat cements Il Borro’s status, and it only inspires us to continue delivering the signature Tuscan cuisine and hospitality that the people have fallen in love with here in Dubai and share it with the rest of the world.” He adds: “We would also like to congratulate the other restaurants who made it to the list. We celebrate this momentous achievement with all restaurateurs, chefs, and peers in the industry whose combined efforts have made MENA a world-class dining destination; thanks to the 50 Best organisation for putting the much-deserved spotlight on the region.”
Originating from the Ferragamo family’s Il Borro estate located in Arezzo, Il Borro Tuscan Bistro Dubai takes pride in promoting biodiversity and organic farming with its farm-to-table vision. Chef Fulvio Opalio, head chef of Il Borro Tuscan Bistro, said: “This recognition is a testament to the rich history and incredible legacy of Il Borro estate in Tuscany. This is only the beginning of our journey and Il Borro will continue to leave its mark in different parts of the world.”
It has been an exciting year for Il Borro Tuscan Bistro, having successfully launched its first London outpost in November, and having won back-to-back awards in 2021 including Time Out Dubai’s “Best Italian Restaurant” and “Restaurant of the Year” awards. The MENA 50 Best accolade further solidified Il Borro Tuscan Bistro Dubai’s status as a leading dining destination and put it at the forefront of the competition.