As a perfect complement in fine dining food and premium water, Badoit sparkling natural mineral water announced its partnership with successful restaurateur and chef, Izu Ani as Brand Ambassador. The partnership will find both collaborating on works to demonstrate to the public the importance of complementing fine dining meals with Badoit, the right kind of water to drink to enhance a gastronomic experience.
Nigerian-born but having lived in London, Paris, Spain and now Dubai, Izu Ani has established the highly successful and upscale La Petite Maison and La Serre Bistro & Boulangerie restaurants in Dubai. Both restaurants are widely popular amongst the discerning denizens of the UAE as well as tourists who are regaled with Chef Izu Ani’s degustation.
Ani’s journey in the culinary world began at London’s Michelin-starred The Square restaurant where he honed his skills for four years. He then moved on to many well-known and highly-respected restaurants in Europe such as three Michelin-starred Auberge de L’Ill in Alsace and the two Michelin-starred La Baside Saint Antoine in the South of France. In Spain, Izu spent time at Arzak, Mugaritz and Akelarre where he discovered molecular gastronomy. He eventually returned to London and worked at Vanilla where he re-launched the menu and became well respected for his creations. Ani was then offered to move to Dubai to open and run La Petite Maison that instantly became popular amongst the UAE’s affluent. After leaving La Petite Maison two years later, Chef Ani was offered the chance to create his own restaurant La Serre Bistro & Boulangerie – his dream restaurant.
“We are proud to be working with Chef Izu Ani, one of the most talented and celebrated chefs in the Middle East today. His passion and love for food is undeniable as seen in his meticulously prepared fine dining offerings. We are most of all excited to collaborate and support him in bringing out the flavors of his dishes with the use of Badoit,” said Renaud Marchand, Middle East Zone director for evian, Volvic & Badoit Export of Danone – responsible for bringing Badoit to the region.
On his appointment as Badoit ambassador, Chef Ani said: “It is quite a pleasure to find an ally in Badoit that helps bring out the flavors of high quality fine ingredients used in my creations. As a chef who is passionate about what I do, I take pains in creating dishes to delight palates that long for good, fine dining meals. Finding a perfect pairing that complement my creations is almost like finding an oasis in a desert. The natural and fine delicate bubbles of Badoit bring a richness and flavor out in my dishes and translate to a better gastronomic experience for food lovers. Badoit’s distinct quality of preserving the taste of food is certainly a key factor that I consider. Unknown to many, pairing is very important, which is why at La Serre we make sure our guests enjoy food the way it should be.”
On the global stage, Badoit is selected by prestigious chefs all over the world to enhance their tables and their cuisines. Well-known sommeliers also extoll the qualities of the fine delicate bubbles of Badoit which help awaken the flavors and ingredients.
Badoit, a natural sparkling mineral water, was born in the small town of Saint-Galmier, in the Loire Valley in France. The location is several kilometers deep into the granite bedrock of the region. The water’s journey in its rock environment gave its natural sparkle, smoothness and unique mineral composition, making it one of nature’s true gifts.
Badoit also carries a rich French heritage dating from 1778. To date, Badoit continues to dominate France’s natural sparkling water market and leads the way in responding to connoisseur’s taste and style worldwide. Chefs and sommeliers around the world recognize Badoit as the ideal water to drink with a refined meal. It stimulates the taste buds, whilst enhancing flavors of all fine meals.
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