When I was approached to consult on a new restaurant concept in Islamabad, I immediately jumped at the opportunity! It was a life long dream to work and connect with the country of my parents origin, but to engage on the culinary level was even more exciting. The project lasted about 3 months and required me to create the most authentic Italian experience on this side of the globe. However, to me it wasn't necessarily about just presenting good food, it was about raising the culinary bar on the standard of cuisine that is served in the region.
I worked closely with the chefs to develop a menu that best represented Italian cuisine, but it was also balanced enough to appeal to the local pallet. There were many challenges along the way, and by the end of my time there we had the perfect formula that proved to be a winning combination for success.