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The Concept

We invite you to taste the best of two worlds at Riviera by Four Seasons, the first stand-alone restaurant concept from Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya. Featuring signature Italian and Arabic dishes carefully crafted by Executive Chef Sebastiano Spriveri, Chef de Cuisine Osama Alakhras and their talented team, Riviera features a dramatic open kitchen, indoor and terrace seating, and a sociable atmosphere where Kuwait comes to see and be seen. This unique setting is highlighted by Four Seasons’ renowned service, creating a delectable all-day dining experience to savour in The Avenues Mall, one of the premier shopping and dining destinations in the Middle East.

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“Riviera by Four Seasons brings together the imaginative flavours of Italy and the Middle East in a vibrant, contemporary setting. Here, at the heart of Kuwait’s shopping and dining landmark, I am proud to use my experience, and that of my culinary team, to craft signature Italian and Arabic dishes, creating an imaginative blend of two rich culinary traditions to appeal to all tastes and palates. Combining Four Seasons’ intuitive, sophisticated service with a touch of flair, Riviera offers the perfect all-day dining experience for any occasion.”

- Executive Chef Sebastiano Spriveri

Chef Sebastiano

Hailing from Sicily, Executive Chef Sebastiano Spriveri is passionate about pure, simple flavours, and he relishes bringing together cultures and people through food. He has been a chef at Four Seasons since 1995, honing his skills and sharing his knowledge and experience in Milan, Cairo, London and Istanbul. In his current role as Executive Chef at Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya, he oversees the hotel’s diverse range of restaurants and catering services, delivering creative dining experiences that span palates and flavours the world over.

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“From our prime location in The Avenues, Riviera brings the Four Seasons experience directly to diners. The hallmarks of the Four Seasons brand are infused in everything we do – from the quality of our ingredients to our personalized, anticipatory service – but our stand-alone nature enables us to be innovative with the menus we create and the services we offer. At the same time, the spotlight is on us to deliver one-of-a-kind Four Seasons dining experiences to savvy diners here in Kuwait. My team and I relish the opportunity to rise to this challenge.” 

- Chef de Cuisine Osama Alakhras 

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Chef Osama

Chef de Cuisine Osama Alakhras was born and raised in Jordan, where he first discovered his passion for cooking after dropping out of school in a youthful act of rebellion. He spent five years developing his skills in the kitchens of local restaurants before being invited to join the culinary team at Four Seasons Hotel Amman. There, he received an education in creating innovative dishes to Four Seasons’ lofty culinary standards. Using this newfound expertise, he further developed his craft at acclaimed restaurants around the world before returning to the Middle East, where he strives to deliver world-class dining experiences rooted in Four Seasons’ heritage of quality, service, and innovation.

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