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María Román
Marketing & Communications Manager
The Ritz-Carlton, Abama
Carretera General, TF-47, Km 9
38687 Guía De Isora
Tenerife, Spain
Phone: +34 922 126 697
Fax: +34 922 126 200
maria.roman@ritzcarlton.com

- The classic Italian restaurant unveils extensive renovations -

Tenerife – January 2017, The Ritz-Carlton, Abama will re-open its much-loved ‘Verona’ next month, unveiling extensive expansion and a significant renovation of the classic Italian hotspot. The re-launch will see Verona welcome its guests to increased dining space, a chic new-look, and delectable new menus. Marking the leading European destination’s continued commitment to excellence, the new venue forms part of the resort’s gastronomic stable of ten exceptional restaurants.

Situated in the heart of The Ritz-Carlton, Abama’s Citadel building and behind its renowned Moorish façade, the new Verona will serve a comforting combination of classic Italian flavours, with innovative dishes introducing a pop of contemporary methods and taste combinations. Head Chef, Iratxe Bocigas has crafted a mouth-watering menu together with her right hand man, Alessandro Esposito, injecting authentic influences from his native Southern Italy. Esposito joins the new restaurant from London where he cooked at Four Seasons, Quaglino’s and Oblix at The Shard.

Verona’s signature dish, Tortellini d´Anatra e Foie, is set to melt hearts, serving up elegant handmade tortellini filled with sumptuous duck ragu, duck consummé and fresh grape. On chef’s recommendation and from the dessert menu, again offering classics with a twist, Semifreddo al Limoncello, presented with caramel compressed pears and lemon basil, brings a taste of the Amalfi Coast straight to the table. Taking pride in only the freshest ingredients, Verona’s menu of handcrafted pastas will include the finest cheese and cold meats hand sourced from Italy. The restaurant will also feature a wood-fired oven, introducing artisanal pizzas this Spring.

An open and airy new dining space encourages a vibrant experience true to Italian spirit. White-washed brick walls surround, with accents of wood and graphic wood collaging. Verona’s towering wine cabinets will house its generous collection of Italian wines, complemented by an international list and local island favourites. Each table will be dressed sharply with white table linens juxtaposed with bespoke-design crockery. A large terrace area will also enable diners to enjoy the year-round temperate climate against a backdrop of lush tropical plants and terracotta vistas.

Open every day from 6pm for dinner reservations, Verona will add to guests’ exceptional choice of restaurants, joining The Ritz-Carlton, Abama’s two Michelin-starred, M.B. and Kabuki venues, and its latest openings, Txoko from Martin Berasategui, and the 20/20 steakhouse launched in December 2016.

For more information visit www.ritzcarlton.com/abama or call (+34) 902 105 600.