Expect an extensive menu of authentic Italian favourites…

What’s new with Jeddah’s dining scene, you ask?

Habsburg restaurant in the elegant Rosewood Jeddah is launching a lavish Italian night buffet every Wednesday for a taste of one of the world’s most loved cuisines.

Habsburg, Rosewood Jeddah

The stunning views over the city’s Corniche and the Red Sea aside, it is the food that will truly catch your eye.

Helming the reins of the kitchen is the exuberant Executive Chef Kardino Zulhadi, who hails from multiple luxury hotels, including Conrad Nusa Dua in Bali, Shangri-La Manila, Hotel Golden Flower by Shangri-la in Xi An, China, and Fairmont Dubai.

Chef Kardino Zulhaidi

The extensive menu centres around presenting diners with a taste of authentic Italian cuisine with a modern twist. Savour sumptuous Italian favourites such as an assortment of cold cuts and cheeses, freshly baked bread, pizzas, luscious pasta and meats, as well as decadent desserts.

The aromas of Italy abound, dishes bursting with the fresh herbs and spices synonymous with the Mediterranean island famous for its much-loved cuisine. Every dish is an absolute delight to the senses – from homemade pesto to basil and thyme-infused culinary delights.

Habsburg, Rosewood Jeddah

For your primo, begin with the classic Italian soups, including chicken soup with gnocchi and the ubiquitous minestrone.

After which, prepare yourselves for hearty mains. Must-try dishes include saffron risotto with asparagus and truffle made in a parmesan wheel, veal Osso Bucco, grilled seabass fillet with cherry tomato salsa, and spinach lasagne.

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You can also look forward to creating your own pizza and pasta – with the help of Habsburg’s inspiring chefs working at the live cooking stations, of course.

The highlight of the Italian night at Habsburg, though, is a succulent dish of tender lamb leg that’s been slow-cooked to perfection. Paired with thyme jus, mustard, roasted potatoes, and warm eggplant mousse, each juicy bite reflects Chef Zulhadi’s passion for using only the best and freshest produce to create these culinary masterpieces.

There is no better sweet ending than a generous serving of homemade gelato. You’ll be spoilt for choice by the range of delicious ice cream and gelato flavours – even better when accompanied by the fresh, made-to-order waffles and crepes.

If this sounds like your idea of the perfect evening, then be sure to make a reservation at Habsburg, Rosewood Jeddah.

Italian Night at Habsburg, Rosewood Jeddah, 1st floor, Corniche Street, Al Shatie District, Jeddah 21453, every Wed 7pm to midnight. Tel: 012 260 7111. @rosewoodjeddah

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