Bullona Milano is setting its first foot outside Italy, to find a new home in Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza. Boasting scenic views of the Nile from the riverfront, Bullona Cairo is the second outpost of the distinguished Bullona Milano, an exclusive bar and restaurant concept and prominent hotspot for the fashionable elite of Milan.
Conceptualised by Pino Scalise and Cristiano Belloli in 2013, Bullona Milano is a contemporary experience set inside an abandoned Milanese train station, housing a seafood restaurant and fish bar, and transforming into a social hub as the evening unfolds. Designed by Pino Scalise, Bullona Milano features walls adorned with handpicked works of art from Scalise’s private collection, and corridors laden with sculptures and glamorous gadgets.
The highly anticipated Egyptian counterpart has come to life in collaboration with the original masterminds of Bullona, all of whom share a passion for the brand’s philosophy – the determination to curate an environment where visitors can enjoy a lavish evening experience from beginning to end. Bullona Cairo will elevate the guest experience through a design and art-focused atmosphere, featuring contemporary pieces by renowned Italian artists Fabio Viale and Michele D’Agostino.
Following a six-year tenure with the Four Seasons brand at properties around 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. Of the opening, Accame said, “Bullona Cairo will be a unique and exemplary addition to the Cairo bar and restaurant landscape, and I am overjoyed 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, including 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 thrilled 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.
The bar will feature an extensive wine list alongside classic and signature cocktails, where Head Bartender Olivia Chotard brings years of experience in the French hospitality industry. Mixologist Armando Sammarruco, who joins the team directly from Bullona Milano, will accompany Chotard in the creation of signature cocktails such as ‘Oasi’, a delicate yet delightful blend of Pinot Grigio, violette liqueur, Cointreau, peach schnapps and lime.
Bullona Cairo will open soon in Four Seasons Cairo at Nile Plaza, adding to Cairo’s ever-evolving nightlife scene.