The Atlantis Atlas Project promises a long-term sustainability drive on a resort-wide level
Guests at Atlantis, The Palm can now enjoy environmentally-friendly, UAE-sourced menu items at eight of the resort’s restaurants, including Bread Street Kitchen & Bar, Hakkasan, Seafire Restaurant & Bar, Ronda Locatelli, Nobu, Wavehouse, WHITE Restaurant and The Shore.
In a move focused on celebrating local producers, while driving and growing sustainable dining in the region to reduce the overall carbon footprint, the property’s culinary team have worked closely with UAE-based farmers and accredited suppliers to develop sustainable dishes featuring locally sourced, organic ingredients.
Atlantis, The Palm director of conservation, education and CSR, Kelly Timmins said: “A key focus for Atlantis, The Palm is to look at increasing our use of local suppliers and vendors as part of our commitment to drive the whole local economy. We’re trying to see how we can source perishable products responsibly. Sustainability is a journey and to get there we need the involvement of our community.”
Sustainability initiatives will vary across each participating outlet. At Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen restaurant, a new burrata dish will use locally produced cheese served with organic tomatoes and freshly baked focaccia, while the superfood salad will feature sustainably-grown kale from Dubai-based Uns Farm and organic sustainably farmed sea bream from a local fish farm.
The menu at Seafire will also feature locally farmed fish in the form of salmon carpaccio with a locally grown cucumber jus, and at Hakkasan, the dim sum selection has been given a local makeover with the popular glazed golden puffs filled with a mix made from locally grown chestnut mushrooms. Similarly, the chefs at Nobu have incorporated locally grown shiitake mushrooms into two dishes; a mushroom salad and a seared scallop with yuzu and mushroom dish.
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