We visit Vanitas at Palazzo Versace this week, where newly appointed Chef de Cuisine Marco Legittimo takes a more casual approach to Italian cuisine and creates an authentic and delicious menu that our readers will love.
Chef Marco Legittimo’s new menu at Vanitas at Palazzo Versace is perfect for date night!
Vanitas, the signature Italian restaurant of Palazzo Versace Dubai, has introduced a delectable new menu that offers a laid-back interpretation of classic Italian dishes with a contemporary twist.
We love the ambience of this stunning venue and a relaxed service approach – an authentic Italian charm is guaranteed at Vanitas under Chef Marco Legittimo.
Chef de Cuisine, Marco Legittimo has created each dish with the discerning Dubai foodie in mind and it really works.
Marco has worked at some of the most renowned restaurants in Europe and the Middle East and now, together with his talented team, strikes the perfect balance between taste and aesthetics with his new menu.
The exquisite new menu features stunningly hand-crafted dishes to take you on a culinary journey through Italy. Tease your taste buds with Cured Black Angus Beef Carpaccio with Hon Shimenji Mushroom, Rocket Pesto, Parmigano and Black Truffles or Tuna Tartare featuring Strawberry Gazpacho and 25 years aged Balsamico, an inventive and successful combination of sweet and peppery tastes.
No Italian menu is complete without a plentiful pasta selection and Chef Marco has created an array of homemade, fresh pasta dishes to cater for every taste. Lobster Agnolotti, served with Zucchini Cream and Oscietra Caviar is delicioius and refined, with the Duck Tortelli, Castelmagno Cheese Fondue, Crispy Duck Ham and Hazlenut Crumble offering a rich and inspired approach to Italian cuisine.
Alternatively, opt for a creamy risotto dish, such as Fava Beans and Mint Risotto, complete with Pecorino Foam.
Meat and fish lovers will be delighted with Chef Marco’s new creations, with a superb range of flavours on offer, from Grilled Wagu Beef Striploin, served with Caramelized Shallots, Grilled Eryngii Mushroom, Porcini Cream and Rocket Pesto to Sea bass Fillet cooked on aromatic salt, Cannellini Beans and Baby Spinach.
Chef Marco has brought a fresh approach to Vanitas, recreating the atmosphere of a relaxed restaurant on the Italian Riviera. “At Vanitas, everything is about the relaxed Italian way of doing things – simple ingredients, chilled atmosphere, and extraordinary tastes,” says Marco, who invites the guests to succumb to the charm of the venue and the authenticity of his Italian food served at Palazzo Versace Dubai’s signature restaurant.
Before joining Palazzo Versace Dubai, Marco was the Head Chef of Bussola restaurant at Westin Mina Seyahi, Dubai, from 2011 to 2017. During his 20-year career, Marco has also been awarded “Ospitalita Italiana” Certificate of Italian Authenticity from the Italian Chamber of Commerce and “Italian Master Chef de Cuisine” from Academia Barilla.
The Renaissance-inspired interior of Vanitas set against the luminous waters of the Dubai Creek make it the perfect backdrop for an intimate experience with friends or a romantic dinner. Vanitas is a truly elegant restaurant where Chef Marco Legittimo delivers refined and authentic Italian flavours using specially imported produce.
Open seven days a week, lunch sittings takes place from 12.30pm – 3pm and dinner from 7pm –
11pm. Advance reservations are recommended. Reserve a table by emailing [email protected]
or calling +97145568820.
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