The National News: Hidden gems of the UAE: lesser-known Dubai restaurants where chefs and foodies go to eat
Alvis is also a huge fan of Orfali Bros, a creative kitchen with international flair nestled in Wasl 51 mall in Jumeirah 1.
“I tend to champion local chefs because they’re doing some really good things now in the region,” says Alvis. “Orfali Bros is brilliant, they’re doing some really cool stuff and I love the food.
“The pides are beautiful and there are some incredible red umami prawns with tomato dashi, aji rocoto and olive oil. They’re a bit messy but absolutely delicious and the fresh fattoush with herb puree is just amazing.”