Al Faisaliah Hotel and La Cucina restaurant, recently welcomed a special guest from Italy – Chef Gabriele Ferron, a World Rice Ambassador.
Gabriele Ferron introduced the Saudi people to the most delicious and unique rice menu at the Italian restaurant, La Cucina, for a whole week in April. Chef Gabriele was part of the 1996 Consortium which received the I.G.P. award (Protect Geographical Indication) from the European Community, designed to encourage the growth of any rice variety in Europe.
The rice menu samples were amazingly delicious with new and unusual flavour combinations. There were even Gluten Free options – usually difficult to find in any dining location. These special dishes were available for lunch, dinner and brunch. Chef Ferron also hosted cooking classes for guests! Dishes were served on a la carte basis and included delicious options from antipasti to risotto – not forgetting dessert! My favourite is now the light Risomissu.
The La Cucina Restaurant at the Faisaliah Hotel is the best Hot Spot for Friday brunches in Riyadh and the best way to spend Friday. It promises a European atmosphere and original Italian taste in the middle of the desert!