Leading UAE restaurant consultancy, Restaurant Secrets Inc. has announced that its latest turn-key project, Oii, has opened doors in the capital.
UAE-based F&B firm Restaurant Secrets Inc. has announced the opening of its latest turn-key project in Abu Dhabi – Mediterranean restaurant, Oii.
Located in the new, world-class Al Qana development, Oii – meaning ‘Hi’ in Portuguese – is now open to guests to serve a selection of Southern Europe’s most favourited dishes and beverages.
Speaking on the inspiration behind Oii, Gabrielle F. Mather, CEO & Founder of Restaurant Secrets Inc. (RSI) said: “I’ve always been passionate about bringing historic and cultural context into our concepts. Food is about celebrating life with the people we love. It brings joy, nourishment and social moments we thrive on. This was the main inspiration behind creating Oii. With its identity deeply rooted in the warmth and vibe of the countries that form a part of Europe’s Southern region, Oii has the ambiance of a Mediterranean seaside spot you may choose in Italy or Spain, or the charm of a village café you’d expect to see in Greece or Portugal. We’ve brought to life the warm personality and soulfulness of our vision through the interiors, food and hand-picked talent”.
The decision to position Oii in Al Qana was a strategic move by RSI, with the newly opened area presenting guests with the region’s largest wellness club, aquarium and focused entertainment offerings – creating a fitting space for Oii to thrive among some of the best brands and facilities now available in the capital.
Bringing Mediterranean flavours to the waterfront destination, the menu was created by Director of Operations at RSI, Brian Voelzing and spans Portugal, Spain, Greece and Italy – the cuisine-rich countries of Southern Europe.
Guests can expect highlights like Portuguese rabanadas and classic pasteis de nata, Italy’s paccheri pasta and beef cheek Milanese, Greek honey thyme saganaki, as well as Spanish tapas, that are all aesthetically presented in a minimal way to create a serious craving for quality Mediterranean flavours.
A centerpiece at Oii is its elegant Santorini Mocktail Bar – a show-stopping Santorini-inspired gold bar that adds an element of luxury to the restaurant to present tastefully blended mocktails and other non-alcoholic beverages in an ambiance that aims to elevate guests’ senses.