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Grand Millennium Al Wahda’s Porto Bello restaurant signs Italian restaurant manager

United Arab Emirates: Tuesday, January 11 - 2011 @ 11:13

A highly qualified sommelier Di Pasquale studied his craft with the Georgio Locatelli owned award-winning Zafferano restaurant in the heart of Knightsbridge London. From here he spent time in Alain Ducasse’s Monte’s and Che before joining Gordon Ramsey at Claridge’s.

Di Pasquale has also spent time in Sydney where he developed his skills in the selection and stocking of wines managing all aspects of drink service and wine sales.

However his biggest achievement to date has been the opening of the Imago restaurant at the Hassler Hotel in Rome, where the team gained Michelin star within two years of opening. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes used this 5-star hotel as their chosen venue for the days before their wedding in Italy.

‘With his wide-ranging experience in the successful running of restaurants, Marco is already proving to be an asset for the hotel and we fully anticipate that Porto Bello will do very well under his command” said general manager Michael Sorgenfrey.

The Grand Millennium Al Wahda is Abu Dhabi’s latest hotel opening, and, with 850 rooms it is the largest. It is currently in its soft-opening phase with a grand opening expected early 2011. Ideally situated in the heart of Abu Dhabi, next to the Al Wahda Mall, the hotel offers a variety of dining venues each with their own unique characteristics, styles and cuisines reflecting a mix of Asian and Italian cuisine, grills and light bites.

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