Bullona Milano has established its first restaurant outside Italy, discovering a new home at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza. Boasting scenic views of the Nile from the riverfront, Bullona Cairo is the second outpost of the exclusive Bullona Milano, a unique restaurant concept and prominent hotspot for Milan’s fashionable elite.
Conceptualised by Pino Scalise and Cristiano Belloli in 2013, Bullona Milano is a cutting-edge dining experience set inside an abandoned Milanese train station, which houses a seafood restaurant and fish bar that transforms into a vibrant social hub as the evening unfolds. Designed by Pino Scalise, Bullona Milano aspects walls decorated with handpicked works of art from Scalise’s private collection, together with corridors encumbered with sculptures and glamorous gadgets.
The renowned eatery’s highly-anticipated Egyptian counterpart has come to life in collaboration with the authentic masterminds of Bullona, both of whom share a passion for the brand’s philosophy - the willpower to curate an environment where visitors can experience lavish dining from starting to end. Bullona Cairo will elevate the visitor experience via a design and art-focused atmosphere, featuring modern pieces by renowned Italian artists Fabio Viale and Michele D’Agostino.
Following a six-year tenure at Four Seasons properties across the world, General Manager Emanuele Accame will oversee the operations of Bullona Cairo alongside Assistant Restaurant Manager Francesco Pelliccia, who brings years of experience in the Cairo hospitality scene. Commenting on the opening, Accame said, “Bullona Cairo will be a special and exemplary addition to Cairo’s culinary landscape, and I am delighted to be at the forefront of this opening.”
Bullona Cairo will see Sardinian-born Chef Cristian Lisci bring the delights of the Mediterranean to Cairo, following two decades of experience at some of the most high-profile restaurants in the world which includes the Michelin-starred Edilio in Genoa and Il Mirtillo in Megève. “Cooking has been a part of my life for nearly 25 years,” notes Chef Lisc, “It is a form of art in which I am given a blank canvas to draw on, and I am extremely joyful to bring Italian flavours combined with an international twist to Cairo.” The Mediterranean menu is infused with Italian flavours and will include culinary highlights such as squid ink black cod and roasted Alaskan king crab.
Meanwhile, the lounge area will be led by Olivia Chotard, who brings years of experience in the French hospitality industry. Mixologist Armando Sammarruco, who joins the crew directly from Bullona Milano, will accompany Chotard in the creation of signature refreshments.
Bullona Cairo will open in January at Four Seasons Cairo at Nile Plaza, adding to Cairo’s ever-evolving nightlife scene. For more information, please visit the Hotel’s website