Christiande Nadai’s passion for food and creating memorable dining experiences was ignited in Italy, where he developed his craft under the tutelage of ChefDonAlfonso, owner of the world renownedDonAlfonso1890 in Sant’Agata. At this two-Michelin-star restaurant within the Amalfi Coast of Italy,Christianembraced the culinary world and grew into a charismatic young chef.

Christian’s interest in cooking dates back to his childhood, which was spent in Vittorio Veneto in the Italian Province of Treviso. Early on in his life he felt the allure of creating something that brought people together and studying at Hotel and Catering School/IPSSAR ‘A. Beltrame’ in Veneto instilledChristianwith a deeply passionate approach to producing simple, artistic and healthy dishes.

Perfecting his craft under ChefDonAlfonsoalso enabledChristianto develop a great appreciation and respect for organic ingredients and quality produce. Following in his mentor’s footsteps, the talented chef – considered one of the top young Italian chefs from the Amalfi Coast region – never compromises the integrity of a recipe, allowing diners to taste Mediterranean flavours in their truest form.

With a particular talent for preparing antipasti and Neapolitan pastry,Christianbelieves in the purity of food and in passion alone bringing the simplest of meal to life. He takes the helm atDonAlfonso1890 in Dubai after successful residencies at La Mamounia, a prestigious hotel in Marrakesh and Grand Lisboa, an iconic hotel in the heart of Macau.

As Head Chef atDonAlfonso1890 in Dubai,Christianrelishes this opportunity to present the iconic Italian restaurant’s philosophy of authentic, simple, traditional cuisine to customers from all around the world.

FOUR Questions with Christian

Describe your culinary philosophy in4words…

Simple, fresh, honest, ambitious

What is your greatest inspiration?

The ingredients give all the answers whenever I have questions.

If you could take a plane ride to anyrestaurant in the world, just for one meal, where would you go?

The great breakfast at Ryokan Gosobo in Tokyo was memorable.

What four things would you take to a desert island?

A pen to write,a diary, one knife and one pan for cooking.

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