Impressive décor, an expansive outdoor terrace and a superb menu of
Latin American-inspired dishes make BU! the next place you should visit…
Ahead of the official launch, selected press were invited along to sample some of the delights the restaurant’s menu has to offer. Mexican head chef, Humberto Canales, plies his expertise in a vast theatre-style kitchen where home and street-style recipes are injected with contemporary sophistication; succulent cut of meat and fresh seafood are prepared to perfection using traditional grills and smoking ovens.
Diners will be taken on an epicurean adventure celebrating authentic Latin American cuisine via a sharing-style menu which features the heady flavours of everywhere from Mexico to Argentina, Peru to Brazil. Dishes we sampled included an excellent chunky guacamole with Serrano chilli and deliciously spicy chimichurri potato chunks for introductory nibbles, some gorgeously citrusy sea bass ceviche and shrimp ceviche from the ‘raw bar’, and some Wagyu beef tataki capitals nand dory fish tacos for snacks. Seafood came in the form of delicious lobster flavoured with Yuzu, some incredible tiger prawn camaron ajillo and black cod bacalad, and the meat was represented by a succulent Tomahawk steak, and some exquisitely marinated striploin.
All of the food was absolutely superb, with an amazing journey through Latin cuisine that will certainly have us coming back for more. Of course, no Latin venue would be complete without a soundtrack of exhilarating and energetic beats. BU!’s
resident DJ, David Wachtel (aka Bass Maze) will be encouraging guests to get their smooth Latin grooves on. He has been setting the mood at hotspots in cities like Barcelona, Chicago and Lima for the past 15 years. Hailing from Peru, he is a master curator of fine tunes from all eras and corners of the world and will create
the perfect Latin vibe at BU!
Additional DJs, artists and bands from South America, London, Miami and the Balearic will also be making guest appearances. Weekly themed evenings such as Monday’s Hola Ch!cas Ladies Night and Tuesday’s Destination night, which will see BU! pay homage to a dedicated Latin American country for the night, add to the energetic ambiance of this amazing new venue. BU! is set to shake up the culinary scene in Abu Dhabi, and boy are we ready to see what this lively venue and sizzling menu will acomplish!
GO: BU! is located on the 4th floor of the capital’s new dining destination, The Hub, in the World Trade Centre Mall, Abu Dhabi. For bookings visit www.butrinity.
com or call 02 666 806