By Devina Divecha
Celebrity chef says 'delighted' to launch new 120-seater restaurant in UAE capital city
Fine dining Indian restaurant Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor has opened in Abu Dhabi at Nation Galleria Mall.
Seating 120, the venue has an open terrace, private dining rooms, and a panoramic view.
At the launch, Kapoor said: "I am delighted to be in Abu Dhabi to launch Signature. This is our first venture in the beautiful city Abu Dhabi. What you are going to see on the menu is not merely food, but a piece of my soul, my heart. Abu Dhabi has always fascinated me with its vibrancy and its rich culture. It’s a place where I wanted to share with its enterprising people what I know best: Indian food.”
The restaurant concept is headed up by Kapoor and Akshay Nayyar, who is now the corporate chef for Europe, Middle East and Africa for SK Restaurants Pvt. Ltd. Prior to this, he was executive chef at Meliá Dubai.
SKRPL (SK Restaurants Pvt. Ltd.) headed by Rajeev Matta, which manages the Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor chain and Sanjeev Kapoor’s other restaurant brands, opened the brand's flagship venue in the Middle East in Dubai in 2012.
Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor in Abu Dhabi is owned by HHS International, which hopes to grow up to 20 restaurants in the five years.