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2412 09 Jun 2021

Amazónico Honors World Rainforest Day

A global collaboration with ‘One Tree Planted’ to aid reforestation of the Amazon

Dubai, June 2021 After a successful collaboration in 2020, Latin American restaurant Amazonico takes the partnership one step further by launching an ongoing international initiative with charity,One TreePlantedacross its London and Dubai restaurants on 22ndJune - World Rainforest Day.

Home to iconic species like the Jaguar, Macaw and Poison Dart Frog to name a few, the world's largest rainforest ecosystem is home to almost 30% of plant and animal species on Earth. The Amazon forests play a critical role in the fight against climate change. Unfortunately, due to logging, unsustainable agriculture, and forest fires, it's also a high-risk zone for deforestation and degradation. Planting trees in the Amazon Rainforest will help conserve habitat for its iconic wildlife species, provide sustainable livelihoods to local people, and stabilize the climate.

Throughout the day on 22nd June, Amazonico has committed to planting one tree for every guest that dines at the restaurant in DIFC. The restaurant's signature cocktail'Welcome to the Jungle'will be renamed to'Save the Jungle', raising awareness of the devastating destruction of the Amazon rainforest every day. After the 22ndof June, a tree will be planted for every Save the Jungle cocktail ordered across the restaurants in London and Dubai.

"We're proud to work with partners who are dedicated to taking real action for sustainability. Thanks to support from Amazonico, these reforestation efforts will help restore the Amazon Rainforest for biodiversity and contribute to the long-term health of forests,"says Diana Chaplin, Canopy Director at One Tree Planted.

Michele Jenman, General Manager at Amazonico Dubai, comments,"Amazonico's DNA and foundation is directly inspired by this region and thus we are proud to be partnering with One Tree Planted to work towards combating deforestation. The rainforest is a vital ecosystem for not only Latin America but the World."

Located in DIFC Pavillion, Amazonico is a celebration of Latin American cultural diversity and gastronomic heritage. Dishes are not only inspired by the countries of the Amazon but the unique Asian and Mediterranean communities which inhabit them.

To book and contribute to this initiative, please contact +971 4 571 3999 or emailreservations@amazonico.ae.

Location:Amazonico, Pavilion - DIFC

12 PM to 1 AM, Sunday to Saturday

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ONE TREE PLANTED

One Tree Planted is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit on a mission to make it simple for anyone to help the environment by planting trees. Their projects span the globe and are done in partnership with local communities and knowledgeable experts to create an impact for nature, people, and wildlife. Reforestation helps to rebuild forests after fires and floods, provide jobs for social impact, and restore biodiversity. Many projects have overlapping objectives, creating a combination of benefits that contribute to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more at onetreeplanted.org.

AMAZONICO

General Manager:Michele Jenman

Executive Chef:DiegoFernandoSanchezVargas​

Head of Bars:John Apostolopoulos

Event enquiries:events@amazonico.ae

Having opened its doors in 2019, at the heart of DIFC, Amazonico Dubai offers an immersive world into the cultural diversity and gastronomic heritage of the Amazon region. Combining a blend of tropical and Latin American cuisines, this rainforest-inspired restaurant serves signature dishes with a twist and explores cutting edge techniques with the freshest seafood, carefully sourced grilled meats and vibrant seasonal ingredients

Enter the tropical paradise of lush greenery and foliage draped ceilings designed by internationally acclaimed and award-winning artist Lzaro Rosa-Violan. Discover its captivating and inviting spaces, including the radiant dining area, energetic Bar Lounge space, intimate sushi counter and the breath-taking roof terrace, for a complete Amazonian jungle experience. Adding to this, resident and guest DJs spin electro-pical music, blending electro beats with Latin American inspired tunes.

Amazonico is widely acclaimed for its vibrant Latin American inspired cuisine, award winning interiors and heart-warming hospitality.

Hailing from Madrid, Amazonico Dubai is the restaurants second outpost, after London - Mayfair and is a part of the Dogus Group, owners of Zuma, Nusr Et and Coya to name a few.

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Founders

Chef Sandro Silva and his wife Marta Seco are the founders and majority partners in Paraguas Group, the largest FB group in Spain. Their restaurants cover a wide array of cuisine and clientele from fine dining to casual dining. Now with more than 700 employees, Sandro Marta partnered with Dogus Group to pursue their expansion globally, starting with the opening of Amaznico in Dubai and London.