The family behind the Salvatore Ferragamo fashion brand recently opened Tuscan Bistro Il Borro at the new Jumeirah Al Naseem hotel. Named after the Il Borro estate in Tuscany, which is owned by the fashion family, the restaurant brings the taste of Tuscan cuisine to the UAE – by importing ingredients from the gardens of the Il Borro Relais and Chateaux estate in Tuscany to Dubai, four times a week.
Il Borro has a relaxed and modern atmosphere that encapsulates the fashion brand. The Ferragamo company is currently run by Salvatore’s son Ferruccio Ferragamo and his four siblings (Salvatore Ferragamo himself died in 1960 after founding to fashion brand almost 40 years before). The menu consists of antipasti sharing dishes, pizza, pasta and oven-baked dishes; executive chef Andrea Campani wanted to put a modern twist on classic recipes making sure they look as appealing as Ferragamo’s fashion creations. Expect to pay Dh400 for a threecourse meal; call 04 275 5555.