One moment, you’re sipping on your coffee in glamorous Viennese style, while the next, melt in your mouth Picanha Black Angus steak arrives at the table to make you salivate. And before you know it, you’re given a taste of the unexpected: fusion cuisine in one of the finest and most unique restaurants on the island where Peruvian and Japanese tastes blend in harmonious unison, as Wasabi puree delights the palate, salmon ceviche tantalises the taste buds and yellow curry chocolate duck breast takes you to seventh heaven.
This is the new QBlu Plaza and Radisson Blu Hotel, and this is where gastronomes from Cyprus and beyond are enjoying a real culinary sensation. End your evening at the highest heights in the hotel’s Sky Bar and enjoy a night cap on the 16th floor as the lights of Larnaca twinkle below. Want to stay the night? Enjoy a luxurious stay in the stylish hotel and wake up to a sumptuous breakfast feast come morning.
Sip on a glamorous morning coffee at Dolce Café
You may be seated by the glistening shores of Larnaca, but you’d be forgiven for thinking you were in a grand Parisian salon or picturesque Viennese café, where the intoxicating aroma of coffee delights the senses and an endless array of desserts and pastries give you good reason to forget all about calorie counting.
A world of gilded glamour and guilty pleasures await, so just kick back to enjoy the ambience and indulge in your coffee or tea with a fine artisan coffee or delectable dessert, whether you prefer a chocolate indulgence or a creamy fruity twist to your morning treat.
Tel: (+357) 24-505823. www.dolcecafe.com.cy
Tuck into a comforting lunch at MARBE Fusion Grill
Marbre Fusion Grill is where every foodie’s dream comes true. And if you’re a meat lover, it’s set to exceed all expectations. Watch all the action in the open plan kitchen where Chef Alexandros Tsiotinis tames the flames of the Argentinian charcoal open parrilla (barbecue) grill for perfectly grilled meat, fish and vegetables. Awarded with a S. Pellegrino Young Chef of the Year European Award, repeatedly honoured with the Toque D’or award in Athens, and a past judge on ‘Master Chef Greece’, Alexandros works tirelessly to provide the best dishes possible.
The choice is endless, whether you fancy Cretan Tomahawk Steak, Picanha from Argentinian Beef, Tuna Ribeye or Oxtail Pasticcio. And if you don’t eat meat or fish, not to worry, the ginger ﬂavoured pumpkin velouté with cinnamon and tonka nuances went down a treat. For the My Cyprus Insider team devoured the baked vanilla cream with roses from Agros. Heaven on a plate!
Tel: (+357) 24-505821 or visit www.marbrerestaurant.com
Delectable dinner at Ma: A journey of Peruvian Japanese Taste
If there’s one restaurant that has got gastronomes talking of late, it simply has to be Ma. Meaning ‘the space between two worlds’, there’s no better place to enjoy a combination of two culinary in brilliant Nikkei unison.
As the team behind Ma boldly marry the finest East Asian and Asia-Pacific cuisines together, Japanese minimalism fuses with the vibrant flavours and colourful food of Peru as talented chef, Thanos Stasinos, brings his knowledge and Nobu experience together to create elegant, authentic dishes in a unique setting that’s both glamorous and relaxing, with ambient lighting and endless greenery enhancing the dining experience. All dishes are exceptional and particularly loved the salmon ceviche, King crab causas and black cod, while the wok style quinoa and smoky Rocoto emulsion Gyozas left us begging for more.
Tel: (+357) 24-505822 or visit www.ma-restaurant.com
Enjoy a nightcap at Sky Bar
For a night cap to remember, head up to the 16th floor to Larnaca’s highest point where stunning panoramic views at Sky Bar await. The bar serves delicious cocktails and signature dishes if you’re feeling peckish.
Stay the night in one of Radisson Blu’s luxurious rooms
You wouldn’t known you were in the centre of town when you’re in a Radisson Blu room where serenity awaits as contemporary design combines with rich natural materials – think earthy colours and wooden furnishings. The spacious rooms also boast panoramic views across the seaside town.
Wake up to a sumptuous breakfast at Harbour Blu
It’s called the ‘super breakfast’ and it’s not hard to see why! Start off with cold cuts, cheeses and salads, move on to hash browns, bacon and pancakes, and it goes on. Want an early morning health kick? The fresh juices, smoothies and bircher pots should do the trick. Wash it all down with a stiff coffee or black tea of your choice and you’ll be raring to go.
More about Radisson Blu and QBlu Plaza
Strategically positioned beside the port and a mere 10 minutes away from the Larnaca International Airport, Radisson Blu Hotel caters to the contemporary needs of even the most demanding professionals, offering an exquisite luxury environment with superior aesthetics. The hotel comprises 106 spacious rooms with views out to sea, 56 sq. m. suites, gyms, a sauna, an outside pool with a bar, all-day restaurant, a lounge bar and a sky bar claiming pride of place at the highest point in Larnaca, along with specially designed meeting areas and conference rooms with state-of-the-art equipment and a capacity of up to 300 people.
Adjoining the hotel, the QBlu Plaza caters to the needs of Radisson Blu Hotel guests and all locals seeking luxury products, excellent service and exquisite restaurants. After you’ve enjoyed a fine dining experience, you can shop to your heart’s content at Timinis, Rezzo, VE Shops and more, before enjoying a spa and wellbeing experience at Mediconcept.
The QBlu Plaza common areas are specially designed to host high-end events, such as corporate and commercial presentations, specialised exhibitions, press conferences, fashion shows, cocktail parties, concerts and live performances.