Luxury jewelry house Dhamani 1969 launches exclusive CHRYSALIS collection

 The launch was held in association with Dubai Shopping Festival, as part of the ‘Dubai Exclusive” theme

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 Premium luxury jewelry house Dhamani 1969 unveiled a feminine and colorful line of light and ready-to-wear jewels, CHRYSALIS. The beautifully crafted unique collection, set in gold, diamonds and colorful enamel, includes earring, rings and bold necklaces in rose, yellow and white gold, and with the option of with and without diamonds. Launched at the brand´s flagship boutique at The Dubai Mall, the event was attended by dignitaries across all walks; along with fashionistas to get the first glimpse of the collection.

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The launch was held in association with Dubai Shopping Festival, as part of the ‘Dubai Exclusive” theme of the festival that runs until February 2nd 2019.  DSF is organised by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism).

Specially crafted for today’s woman, Chrysalis characterizes nature’s beauty, accessorizing any outfit to highlight the oomph and glitz factor. With fashionable and pictorial designs, Chrysalis is a novelty in the traditionally elegant and opulent diamond jewels of Dhamani 1969. It is a collection conceived to satisfy the aspiration for beauty, femininity and self-expression of women on the rise.

Chrysalis, derived from the ancient Greek word for gold, is the name for the ephemeral state of a moth becoming a butterfly. Butterflies are born on the earth but can reach the skies, they are as delicate as thoughts but strong enough to transform themselves.
“We have caught this golden thread and sewed it into the form of our inspiration, unveiling the secrets of these wonderful teachers of life”, comments Amit Dhamani, CEO and Managing Director of Dhamani Jewels.

He further explains: “Chrysalis represents a very unique and innovative collection among our array. These jewels belong to a vibrant, bright and friendly woman, who has never lost the vitality of a child and the gentleness of a butterfly. As each butterfly differs from the other, with this collection we want to celebrate the individuality and unique ways each of us finds to reach our best. This individuality is what creates diversity, richness, and tolerance, echoing the words so dear to our leaders”.

The first line of CHRYSALIS will be available for purchase at Dhamani 1969 boutiques located in Dubai at the Grand Atrium – Dubai Mall, Burj Al Arab Hotel and Habtoor Palace Hotel.

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Bloom Aesthetic & Laser Clinic

OxyGeneo

Oxygenate, Exfoliate, Infuse    3-in-1 Super Facial

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Who doesn’t need an ultra skin care treatment for younger looking & fresh skin? All you need is a place that offers top of the line technology & professional staff. This is offered at Bloom Aesthetic & Laser Clinic. A fully equipped clinic with expert & well informed staff.

I experienced a 3-in-1 super facial. The geneO+ is a new platform that redefines facial treatments with the combined innovative OxyGeneo, Tripollar & Ultrasound.

There is an option to opt either Neo Bright E Kit for skin lightening  or  Neo revive Kit for skin rejuvenation.

I had the Neo Bright & found amazing results of the product , the entire process & application. A skin analysis & consultation  is done prior to the treatment.

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One platform now delivers multiple procedures in 1 treatment  for a super facial.

OxyGeneo is a one stop maintenance facial that softens fine lines, reduces wrinkles, revitalizes dull complexions by providing a balanced healthy look.

I noticed clear results after going through the treatment.

OxyGeneo takes its inspiration from natural hot springs known for inducing skin oxygenation. By stimulating this effect, OxyGeneo triggers a body response that sends oxygen to the treated area. At the same time it exfoliates the skin & creates an optimal environment for infusion of essential nutrients both during & after treatment.

You will see & feel the natural results from your very first treatment.

But a series of treatment will ensure enhanced results. After an OxyGeneo treatment your skin will feel refreshed & rejuvenated. The treatment is safe for all skin tones.

How Does it Work?

Improves skin tone & texture.

Oxygenation generation from within.

Visible results from the first treatment.

Prepares the skin for optimal absorption of revitalizing nutrients.

Wrinkle reduction.

Firms & tightens.

Improves cell metabolism.

Improves moisture retention.

Oxygenate ……. CO2 bubbles burst on the skin sending O2 rich bubbles to the area, thus increasing capillary flow & skin metabolism.

Exfoliate ……. The Capsugen tablet exfoliates the upper skin layer to remove dead cells, smooth & renew the skin.

Infuse …… Capsugen  action prepares the skin to receive active nutrients.

TriPollar RF energy  …….  Delivers non-invasive focused RF energy to the dermal layer stimulating collagen production and remodeling for immediate skin tightening & long term effect.

Ultrasound ……. Waves penetrate below the skin’s surface. The vibrations assist in the increased penetration of essential nutrients.

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SAIID KOBEISY INAUGURATED HIS FLAGSHIP STORE IN DUBAI MALL

Saiid Kobeisy, a Lebanese fashion designer held an opening of his flagship store in Dubai Mall. The event was successfully attended by VIP guests, celebrities, partners, customers and media.

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The brand showcased the Autumn Winter 2018-2019 Couture collection by the title “Wings of Eternity”, a tribute to the Armenian culture via models showcasing the dresses to the customers. The collection encompassed twenty-four looks hand-crafted at the Saiid Kobeisy atelier with every detail beaded and embroidered to perfection. Painted in rich colors ranging from Silk White, Pomegranate Red, Mulberry Blue, Jet black, and adorned with hints of Golden Yellow and Shimmering Grey, every piece is a depiction of the season’s warmth and the opulence of the Armenian culture.

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“I am delighted to have my store in Dubai Mall and I’m honored to present “Wings of Eternity” in this special occasion. This is a collection commemorating the resilience, determination, and free-spirited nature of Armenian women. Envisioned with the artistry of Couture and executed with the utmost attention to detail, the collection began with my fascination of the legendary Mulberry Tree. A dream of designing and creating timeless pieces that reflects and augment the magical beauty within”, Saiid Kobeisy said.

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The Event was managed and executed by PAZ Marketing and designed by La Cle Events.

Wok & Wrap

Wok & Wrap Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

If you plan to be in Dubai to celebrate this festive season & Winter break…… must be looking for good eating spots, where not only you can enjoy good food but a perfect hangout & outdoor place to spend time with friends or family.

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More over if the food is served in generous portions……

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You can get all this at WoknWrap siuated in JLT cluster C. The restaurant offers sushis, wraps, noodles, soup & much more in the menu. We had sumptuous & tempting dishes at dinner few days back with generous servings. Sushis & Noodles can be customized according to your choice. Sushi making & cooking is done live.

They have both indoor & outdoor arrangement, we opted to sit outside enjoying the weather & food.

In Starters, we opted for Dynmaite Prawns. This delightful generously served platter of big shrimps was amazingly done, richly drenched in dynamite sauce & topped with rice noodles.

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Our Sushi Platter was beautifully presented & so was its taste.
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The menu for wraps also has options for beef, chicken etc. We had Chicken Teriyaki. It was served with potato wedges.

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In Noodles we had seafood & veggies in Noodles with Szechuan Sauce.

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The restaurant is ornamented to celebrate the festive season & Christmas.
Make your winter evenings enjoyable with Wok & Wrap’s delicious food, warm soups & Sushis.
They also provide home delivery.

Vigo Video announces $50 Million investment to cultivate social media broadcast talent in the Gulf

Announcement commenced during the region’s first Vigo Video Gala hosted at the Burj Khalifa, awarding top regional talent.

Over 200,000 million people watched the live stream of the show to vote for their favorite Vigo broadcasters.

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Vigo Video announced a USD $50 million worth of (AED 183,625,000) investment plan in the next year to cultivate talented social media broadcasters in the gulf region. The announcement was made at the Vigo Video Live Streaming Gala at the Armani Privé club in the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

In a bid to attract more talented broadcasters in the region and to enrich the content production on the platform, the investment/broadcasters growing plan is of upmost importance to the platform as plans to invest deeper and grow in the region. According to the plan, Vigo Video will select a “Vigo Star” every month who will have the opportunity to travel across the world with Vigo and take part in international events with world exposure of their own unique style. All users can compete to be a super star on the world-leading platform.

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The Gala gathered top Vigo broadcasters, influencers, media, partners and fans, including special guests Danyah Shafei and Azza Zarour who showcased their top performances.

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Seven region Vigo broadcasters competed for the title “Most Popular Host” and “Most Talented Host”. The online voting activity for the seven broadcasters started on 10 December and, after 6 days of voting, TOMAS won the top prize and was crowned as the “Most Popular Host.” He has also been awarded the Challenge Cup and a Huawei Mate 20.

About 200,000 people tuned in to the gala through the Vigo Video app, Youtube and Facebook at the same time.

Vigo Video is an original short video and live streaming platform that allows users to create and share compelling stories and show their broadcasting talent. Vigo Video provides users with professional editing tools, creative stickers, unique filters and special effects to capture the moments that make up each day and share them with a community of users who have similar interests.

A fast-growing platform, Vigo Video quickly won the hearts of users across approximately 150 markets around the world with its advanced AI technology and user-friendly interface. Vigo Video will continue to invest and encourage creators and talents to shine on its platform in UAE. Vigo Video has a dream that anyone who wants to be a broadcaster can become one.

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Feast on Lebanese Seafood at Ya Bahr Now Open at Royal Central Hotel The Palm

Craving for tables filled with delicious Lebanese seafood, refreshing mezzeh and delectable desserts? Newly opened, Ya Bahr restaurant at Royal Central Hotel The Palm takes you on a rendezvous of senses with a unique dining experience in a rustic setting with a modern feel – where every bite has a story to tell. Developed by Dynamic Operator, Ya Bahr is the perfect place for seafood lovers that reinterprets traditional Lebanese flavours with a modern twist.

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We were invited at the festive launch event.  The restaurant décor is beautifully done & set to celebrate the upcoming Christmas.

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A perfect place for seafood lovers & Arabic Cuisine, either you dine outdoor or indoor, surely gonna enjoy either ways as the indoor has a classy touch  of seafood theme, & a display of fresh seafood.

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Where as the outdoor has widespread seating too,  so calm & relaxing with beautiful Atlantis view & Palm Jumeirah. The outdoor seating is ideal for both romantic candlelight dinner as well as groups. The restaurant also serves a variety of flavored shishas.

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We tried the  Mezzehs & Salads, very delicious Seafood Soup followed by succulent Seafood Grill  Platter.

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To end up our dinner we had the special Arabic ice cream which is seved with cotton candy & sliced water melon.

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Ya Bahr invites diners to ‘feast, share, laugh – and repeat!’ Here is a place where you can dip the homemade warm bread in puddles of flavours or tuck into sizzling seafood as you enjoy the laughter and music with your family and friends.

Zaid Al Hachem, Group Director, Dynamic Operator, stated, “Ya Bahr is a laid-back and lively coastal style Lebanese Seafood Eatery where our chefs flirt with exotic and authentic flavours to produce extraordinary dishes. On the menu are lavish, soul-satisfying Lebanese seafood served in a beautiful ambience with great views and vibes including live music.”

Mohamed Hassan, General Manager of the Royal Central Hotel The Palm, said, “We are delighted to announce the opening of Ya Bahr restaurant at The Royal Central Hotel The Palm. We are confident it will establish itself as one of the finest Lebanese seafood outlets in the UAE offering a wide range of Lebanese dishes combined with outstanding hospitality.”

 

 

Explaining the concept behind the restaurant’s name, Zaid said, “The name is inspired from Ya Bahr which is counted as the Mediterranean cuisine that is a hybrid of local, Ottoman, Levant (the areas of Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria) and Persian as well as other cuisines from cultures that influenced the area through the centuries. Its base ingredients include olive oil, garlic, onions, lots of greens, veggies, grains and of course a variety of seafood!”

Ya Bahr is open for Lunch and Dinner from 1.00pm till 1.00am

For reservations: Call +971 4 873 9300 

or email fb.rc@central-hotels.com

Lilly’s Social House, a New Orleans Style Bar, Opens at Canal Central Hotel Business Bay

Dubai has a buzzing new spot – Lilly’s Social House at Canal Central Hotel Business Bay – that officially opened its doors few days ago with a grand party. Lilly’s Social House, is an ode to the rich culture and vibrancy of New Orleans.

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The main attractions  are   Jazz music , live singing  performances & outdoor dining with fascinating views of Dubai Canal & Burj Khalifa. With Dubai’s pleasant weather & Winter which  is so perfect here to enjoy outdoors, I would recommend to try this place . Lillly’s Backyard  has a cool & funky atmosphere with an offer of wide selection of cocktails & pub. Fabulous food accompanies a great line-up of local artists. The music on offer is an exciting mix of live jazz and blues acts.

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Canal Central Hotel Business Bay is located only a few minutes away from The Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountains, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Dubai Design District and Dubai International Convention Centre and Exhibition Halls. Equipped with the finest amenities, each of Canal Central’s 280 spacious rooms and suites offer spectacular Canal or Burj Khalifa views. Completing the experience are a hand-picked selection of dining outlets including La Cruise and Lilly’s Social House, flexible meeting spaces, state-of-the-art gymnasium and spa, a stunning infinity swimming pool and male and female salon.

Zaid Al Hachem, Group Director, Dynamic Operator, said, “Lilly’s Social House is an urban historic New Orleans style community bar where guests can enjoy their meals and drinks while listening to classic soul blues and jazz tunes. It is the perfect place for casual lunches with friends, relaxing dinners, after work hang-outs, ladies’ nights, and of course the ‘take me back to New Orleans’ Friday brunch.”

 

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Lilly’s Social House is open for Lunch and Dinner.

For reservations call +971 4 873 2100 or fb.cc@central-hotels.com

National Geographic Abu Dhabi & Almarai Announce Winner of 2018 ‘Moments’ Competition  

Aspiring photographer Mohammed Al Baraway from Palestine named winner of this year’s competition for his striking image celebrating the theme ‘Stories From Arabia’

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 National Geographic Abu Dhabi (NGAD) and Almarai in partnership with Abu Dhabi Media, announced today the winner of the 8th edition of ‘Moments’, its annual regional photography competition to nurture aspiring photographers from around the Arab World at an unveiling event that took place at Burj Khalifa in Dubai and was attended by executives from National Geographic Abu Dhabi, Almarai, the photography community, members of the press as well as other distinguished guests.

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Selected from among 40,000 entries and 64 short-listed photos, 22-year old Mohammed Al Baraway from Palestine has been named as winner of this year’s competition, in recognition for his talent and creative interpretation of this year’s theme, “Stories From Arabia.”

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This year’s competition witnessed a marked increase in the number of entries from Saudi Arabia, UAE and the rest of the GCC.

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The quality of this year’s entries, which captured the wide breadth and diversity of people’s stories, showing people engaged in their daily lives, at home, at work, at prayer as well as people engaged in more formal occasions, were praised by the judging panel which featured Tasneem Al Sultan, an award-winning Saudi photographer who is a professional National Geographic photographer and Mr. Hussam R. Abdulqader, CMO, Almarai.

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‘Moments’ is held in partnership with Almarai, the largest vertically integrated dairy company in the world and MENA’s largest food production and distribution company. The competition reflects Almarai’scommitment to foster Arab talent and provide them with the exposure and the possibility to be discovered on such a prominent platform. 

Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Hussam R. Abdulqader, CMO, Almarai, said, “We are so proud of this year’s Moments competition, which reflects our commitment to support talent across the region. Year on year, we are seeing photographs with increasingly powerful storytelling. Many of this year’s photographs are living portraits of the stories of the region, historical, cultural and social stories, but above all human stories. I believe many rival internationally renowned photographs.”

Abdulrahman Awadh Al Harthi, Acting Executive Director of Television & Executive Director of Abu Dhabi Radio Network at Abu Dhabi Media, said: “The launch and support of this competition is part of Abu Dhabi Media’s commitment to encouraging creativity and artistic expression within the community, particularly amongst the youth and providing them the platform to showcasing their technical skill and artistic potential.”

“The quality of the participating images from across the Arab World have exceeded all expectations this year, achieving the international standards set by the judging committee. This is a true testament that the competition has succeeded in reaching a wide spectrum of serious and highly committed photographers, ambitious to achieving the highest standards,” Al Harthi concluded.

Sanjay Raina, General Manager and Senior Vice-President of Fox Networks Groups (FNG), said, “Congratulations to this year’s Moments Competition winner. We would like to also recognize all short-listed entries and every photography enthusiast from across the MENA region who entered in this year’s competition. At National Geographic Abu Dhabi, our mission is not only to share stories of exploration, adventure, travel and life through the lens of our photographers and cinematographers, but we want to encourage everyone to go out and be the explorer, the adventurer and the traveler who uncover their moments and bring their stories to the region and to the world. That’s what ‘Moments’ is all about. We are so proud to offer this platform that enables budding photographers to be discovered, while encouraging many others to pursue their Art, through giving them access to some the best mentors in the field, our National Geographic photographers.”

This year’s Grand Prize winner will have their photograph printed in the National Geographic magazine Arabic edition and is heading to a 10-day photography expedition trip to Italy, where he will be mentored by National Geographic expert photographers, in addition to $10,000 worth of photography equipment.

In this year’s competition, each story will carry with it an authentic, detailed and complete description of the story behind the image, which aims to add geographic, social and cultural context to the photo. In addition, the integrity and ethics behind the photo will be of utmost value – keeping up with National Geographic’s Global standards of ensuring images accurately represents cultures, ecosystems, and wildlife.

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Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City – District One, launches the Tallest Tower of its prestigious D1 Residences

Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City, District One – part of the master development Meydan – announced the launch of the tallest tower of its prestigious D1 Residences.

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The 16-storey tower was launched alongside the launch of the 1, 2 and 3 bedroom show apartments held on 11th December 2018 at District One Sales Centre. The event was attended by Senior Management of Meydan Group, dignitaries and Senior Management of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City, District One, media representatives, expert market influencers and other prominent guests. They were treated to a tour of the show apartments as well as a special boat tour of the iconic Crystal Lagoon.

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The newly launched tower located in the luxurious Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City, District One is the Tallest Tower of “D1 Residences” comprises 16 floors with 1, 2 and 3 bedroom contemporary waterfront apartments catering to various family sizes. These cutting-edge homes are bathed in natural light streaming through the ceiling to floor windows, offering a stunning panoramic view of the greenery surroundings and the world’s largest man-made 7-km Crystal Lagoon.

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This mesmerizing crystal lagoon is set on a pristine private beach marvel, surrounded by acres of lush greenery. Created with a patent technology that keeps the water looking crystal blue all year long. The Crystal Lagoon at District One offers residents exclusive access to swimming, paddle boarding, and other non-motorized aquatic leisure activities.

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Mohammad Abdul Nasser Al Khayat, Vice President Commercial and Freezone, Meydan Group LLCwho delivered the welcome speech said, “We are particularly proud of this tower launch as it is the Tallest Tower of “D1 Residences” that is overlooking the phenomenal world’s largest man-made 7 km Crystal Lagoon. Since the launch of “D1 Residences”, it has received positive interest from buyers and investors across the world and the interest is definitely growing as we continue to provide extraordinary features, and exquisite surrounding facilities for this prestigious community.”

Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City, District One is an exclusive residential destination comprising opulent Mansions, luxurious villas and the waterfront apartments. Furthermore to the community’s unique lifestyle features of 7-km crystal lagoon, 14-km boardwalk, over 8.4-km cycling and running track, and 26 million sq-ft of green open spaces, residents will enjoy a premium destination in the heart of Dubai, minutes away from many of Dubai’s world-class attractions, landmarks, airports and metro links.

The luxurious community is located minutes away from the upcoming Meydan One, Dubai’s iconic new shopping and recreational destination. In addition, the community provides mosques, schools, premium retail brands, F&B outlets and supermarkets across the premises for an all-rounded experience for the families residing at District One.

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La Vigna – Century Village

La Vigna Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

This was my second visit to Century Village to review La Vigna, a restaurant so Italian, not only by its food, but as you walk inside Century Village the Italian Vibes are felt from far.

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Much attractive & widespread outdoor seating arrangement with red & white checked table clothes, antique style wooden door & all things Italian in its inside & outside décor.
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Aroma of wood fired pizza is spread in air. Pizzas are prepared in front of you in the wood fire oven. The inside atmosphere is clam & classy so is the ambiance outside, a lot of greenery & fascinating plantation done in the dessert is just amazing!
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We had delicious food from their menu, here’s what we had for our Italian lunch …….
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While we waited for the lunch to be served we munched on fresh bread with olive oil & the garlic bread.
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Had juices & Strawberry Smoothie.
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Antipasti or Cold Appetizers:
Cocktail Di Gamberetti …….. delicious Prawn Cocktail richly drenched in pink velvety sauce.
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Pizza :
We had their special Crispy Fresh La Vigna Special Pizza topped with Tomato Sauce, Mozarella Cheese, Chicken, Black Olives, Mushrooms, Roasted Capsicum & Sun dried Tomatoes.

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Panzerotti Pasta, stuffed with Chicken & Ricotta Cheese & served in very savory sauce made of Tomato & Cream.

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Carne / Meat & Seafood:
Salmone Lesso in Salsa Allo Zafferano ……. …. A good portion of Salmon Steak so delicious alongwith Mussels & Lemon Cream dip, do not miss this dish of Poached Salmon In Saffron Sauce.

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Desserts:

Tiramissu & Crème Brulee. Both desserts had a beautiful presentation & done to perfection.

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Crème brulee was topped with Black Berry Sauce which made each bite so pleasurable.

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Not only you will enjoy the food here but will surely be lost in the enticing atmosphere. Moreover, their festive arrangements are all set to welcome guests for Christmas.

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