Modi has some massive floor-to-ceiling bay windows that opens up the venue to magnificent views and natural daylight. They also source only the freshest, organic ingredients from Georgia, right here in the heart of Dubai. Diners can enjoy live performance, folk dance and Georgian music to make their day complete. For those who have had Georgian cuisine before, this Dubai restaurant is the ideal place to try it.
Modi, which opened on the 31st floor of the Sofitel Dubai Downtown, is promising authentic cuisine, with traditional grape directly flown in from the central Asian country twice per week. Diners will all be served up by waiters who also happen to be professional dancers to the sounds of a live folk music band. Dishes served on offer include Georgian pastries, fish and vegetable starters as well as authentic cheeses such as sour and salty sulguni and soft cottage cheese-like gebzhalia. Soups will also be served up including chikhirtma made with beef. They also serve an assortment of charcoal-grilled organic meats from the Georgian mountains. Other preprations on the menu include stewed calf meat and Georgian dry beans with tomato. The kitchen will be overseen by chef Guram Baghdoshvili, who is a celebrity in Georgia having prepared food for three presidents. Modi has opened in the space that previously housed Player Sports Bar, which has now relocated to a spot on the fifth floor.
Dubai now boasts its first licensed Georgian restaurant, Modi, which means ‘welcome’ in Georgian, has opened on the 31st floor of Sofitel Dubai Downtown, which enjoys Sheikh Zayed views. The large restaurant is divided into three sections – the first dining area is charismatic with attractive modern Georgian art graces lime green and taupe walls. Guests will see mannequins greet who are dressed in sombre Georgian costume. Tables are designed with folkloric tablecloth and the other two sections has white linen. A live band presents folkloric organ music – to the tune of dancing Georgian waiters. The décor and atmosphere transports as it is a Georgian restaurant with well designed restaurant.
This new Dubai restaurant opening is refreshing and this cuisine honours its heritage. Modi ensures people have no reason to fly to Tbilisi for a taste of Georgia for experiencing exceptional dishes.
Open daily: 12:00 – 16:00 and 19:00 – 01:00
Hotel Sofitel Dubai Downtown
Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road
Dubai – United Arab Emirates.
Tel.: +971 4 503 6128
Fax: +971 4 503 6667
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