Doss Restaurant in Cabopino
The scale of the new Döss restaurant near Cabopino is impressive, with over 4,000m2 of space (divided into two floors) available for dining and events. Döss is the new baby of dynamic duo Bruno and Giuseppina, and it certainly takes their restaurant group to a whole new level.
Mere weeks into its opening, it is already the new in spot to meet and greet, since its stunning interior design is matched by the caring service and family atmosphere that Bruno and Giuseppina have so carefully crafted at all their restaurants. The Executive Chef of Döss is José Luis Alcántara, a talented professional who has worked in Dubai and Spain, perfecting his craft at El Lago and La Bobadilla.
Four separate terraces hold great promise for events; two are located on the top floor, overlooking the sea. The interiors are equally impressive. On the first floor, the dining areas are divided into two distinct spaces. One houses the Asian dining space, presided over by stalwart of Japanese cuisine, Carlos Navarro, who specialises in Edomae (traditional), Washoku (traditional) and homemade cuisine. He honed his craft under some of the best: Kengo Tomita, who opened his eyes to the world of sushi, and Masayoshi Kazato and Hirotoshi Ogawa.
Carlos won fifth place in the Sushi World Cup in 2016 for a dish that is served at Döss, the stunning, flaming kabanoki: a drakkar-shaped "boat" housing tender salmon sushi inside (Carlos is half Swedish, thus the homage to his heritage). Kabanoki means 'birch' in Japanese and is a translation of the Chef's Swedish surname: Björk.
The second space at Döss is devoted to Mediterranean dining. If the Japanese section is graced with Oriental inspired wood, cherry blossom wallpaper, and Japanese art pieces, the Mediterranean space is very Armani indeed, with lush Italian inspiration in everything from the chairs to the art pieces, and the gorgeous ancient Roman fountain on the terrace area. Between the two areas is the open-air Döss Patio, with its elegant Louis Roederer Champagne bar.
It was our first visit to Döss and we enjoyed a wide array of temptations prepared by Carlos and his team, as we sipped on Asian-inspired cocktails, including a lychee margarita and samurai mojito. The affable Jesús Tejero, Director of Events, showed us around the different celebration areas prior to our meal, and introduced us to Carlos, who explained the intricacies and history of many dishes and regaled us with fun anecdotes about his participation in the Sushi World Cup!
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