Out & About UAE X Mazi | St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

David Tapley, the food enthusiast behind the blog Out and About UAE and contributor to FACT magazine, hosted the first of his new series of personalised culinary experiences called #DineAroundWithDavid. 

Held on December 15, the inaugural event was held at MAZI Abu Dhabi, the latest addition to the restaurant repertoire at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi. The private table set-up saw fellow foodies in Abu Dhabi join David to explore a three-course set menu of modern Greek recipes.

MAZI co-founder Adrien Carré delighted guests with a surprise visit and discussed the concept of contemporary Greek cuisine.

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Last night marked the inaugural #DineAroundWithDavid event at the St Regis Saadiyat Island. Gathering together a group of twelve foodie friends to enjoy an intimate dinner of modern Greek food at arguably the trendiest new restaurant in town, Mazi 🇬🇷 Thank you to all those who attended last night and have supported Out & About UAE for so long. I honestly feel truly blessed to have you all in my inner circle 🙏 (if only we’d managed to get a picture with all of us)! Thank you also to the teams at St Regis and Mazi for making the event such a success. . . . . #MaziAbuDhabi #GreekChic #StRegisSaadiyat #OutAndAboutUAE #ThatHotelGuy #DineAround #InAbuDhabi #VisitAbuDhabi #AbuDhabi #Saadiyat #Greek #FoodieFun

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Saadiyat Island marks the perfect fit for Mazi Abu Dhabi, which comes to us from husband and wife team Adrien Carré and Christina Mouratoglou who opened the original Mazi in West London in the summer of 2012. The concept takes in the full breadth of Greece and reinvents traditional dishes and flavours by incorporating a distinct contemporary streak to the food, which successfully elevates the dining experience into something altogether special. 

The name Mazi, translated from Greek as “together”, summarizes the sharing concept promoted via the restaurant’s concise menu. Dishes may be limited but the result is very much a case of quality over quantity and regular diners can expect the menu to be revamped every few months with new seasonal dishes being added frequently throughout the year. 

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