If we were a design magazine, we'd nominate Basta! - the new Italian at the Renaissance Hotel Downtown - for Best Restaurant Design of the Year.
Conde Nast Traveller - Middle East
Bleu Blanc: "Boasting a floor-to-ceiling herb garden and aromas of fresh bread from the grill, this restaurant promises a sensory experience from start to finish."
Basta!: "Myers’ second addition to the hotel is a buzzing Italian open-plan kitchen concept inviting diners into his world with the sights and scents of fine Italian cooking."
Esquire Middle East
I Chased My Soulmate (a Burger) Halfway Around the World
"It probably helped that when I ordered it, I didn’t know "the Comme Ça burger" was kind of a big deal: about a year before my visit, the New York Times called executive chef David Myers’ creation “the consummate burger,” and countless local media outlets had already written that it was basically the food in its most perfect state."