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An Italian Summer in Cipriani Yas Island
August 11, 2014, 10:57 am

With the sizzling temperatures known to soar in the Middle Eastern region, the coolest place to take refuge this summer is the Italian fine dining restaurant Cipriani Yas Island which offers a refreshing and enticing array of seasonal dishes and beverages in the breezy, marine-front setting.

The birthplace of the world renowned ‘Carpaccio’ presents a summer surprise of exquisite dishes made from the freshest summer ingredients, transporting its guests to the Italian countryside with an unrivalled culinary journey. To rouse your appetite, start with the Artichoke salad with Avocado and shaved Parmesan. This palate-teaser is made from juicy, tender artichoke hearts and creamy avocado chunks, topped with generous Parmesan shavings, all mixed with a zesty citrus dressing and a sprinkling of parsley.

Try a northern house favourite of Risotto ‘alla Primavera’, a sinfully creamy dish made with Carnaroli rice (known as the ‘king of the rices’) and a vibrant mix of fresh green asparagus, zucchini, artichokes, leeks, string beans and mushrooms. Alternatively, Italy’s coast comes to life with the Pan Seared Salmon with Green Asparagus and Cherry Tomatoes. This delicacy is a glorious combination of perfectly seared and tender salmon served with a side of asparagus and topped with tangy, plump cherry tomatoes for a mouthwatering sensation.

No meal is complete without that last sweet indulgence to round up a sensational dining experience. Whether it is the light Lemon Sorbet to cleanse your palate or the wickedly divine Venetian Tiramisu layered with fluffy, whipped mascarpone cheese, each dish leaves little to be desired after each wonderful bite.

To revitalise and rehydrate, Cipriani Yas Island’s delightful range of beverages are the perfect remedy this summer. Having created iconic sensations such as the ‘Bellini’ that have taken the world by storm, Cipriani charms the region’s most discerning guests with an impressive set of summer refreshments. For a cool summer sipper, the Virgin Bellini’s fragrant white peach puree topped with soda water is always a popular choice. Or opt for Desert Rose with its mélange of fresh watermelon and litchi juice with a twist of lime. Just as the name implies, Cipriani’s Tropical Dream is an exotic number which combines the freshest kiwi, pineapple and orange juices, complete with a little kick of Cinnamon syrup.

Whether it is to catch up with friends over a drink or celebrate the famed August festival Ferragosto with an Italian feast Cipriani Yas Island offers a chic, trendy hangout by the glittering harbor for an authentic dining escape.

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