Dubai’s authentic, award-winning Italian dining spot, SEGRETO, has launched its newly renovated Terrace Bar in perfect time for the winter evenings. Hidden between Madinat Jumeirah’s tranquil waterways and mysterious stone walls, the stunning dining destination transports guests on a culinary experience to the rustic surrounds of Italian paradise, with the introduction of an authentic aperitivo over weekends, encompassing the distinct delicacies of Italian cuisine and cultural tradition.
A favourite amongst Dubai visitors and residents alike, the authentic Italian dining location overlooks the turquoise Arabian Gulf, boasting unbeatable views of the Burj Al Arab and standing firm as one of the emirates best locations to catch a classic Dubai sunset. The newly renovated terrace features a diverse selection of seating options, including al fresco style tables, a shaded lounge area and bar.
Originating from the Latin verb, aperire, meaning “to open”, the traditional aperitivo concept dates back to 1786 in Torino. However, the fundamental concept of aperitivo - a bitter drink paired with a small portion of pre-dinner snacks - did not take off until the 1920s in Milan. Italians believe a drink and bite to eat before dinner stimulates the appetite, and thus the aperitivo concept was born.
The Segreto Aperitivo offering will take place from 5:30pm to 8:30pm, Thursday to Saturday, giving you the perfect opportunity to capture the incredible Dubai sunset before dinner. The purchase of any beverage from the bar will entitle you to free-flowing, authentic Italian canapes. Expect handcrafted favourites, including cold cuts, fresh olives, and delicious Italian cheeses. The fully-stocked bar is at your disposal, hosted by Dubai’s finest sommeliers and mixologists, ready to shake up that pre-dinner Negroni, or suggest the perfect glass bubbles, white, red or rose from the extensive wine list.
Whether you’re catching up with friends, dining with the family or spending some quality time with that special someone, escape to Italy with Segreto.