The Club at Ibis provides its 3,400-plus members with a vast culinary experience, led by Executive Chef Jerome Nicolas—from fine dining and chef’s tables in Panache to casual lunches and dinners in The Atrium and The Pub, to Ibis’ newest venue, Amici Ristorante, made possible by the Q-1 visa.
The Q-1 visa, which the club applied for this past year, is a cultural exchange program designed to share the home country’s history, culture and traditions. Acceptance of the visa application prompted the club to renovate its Bistro Restaurant, rebranding it Amici Ristorante, an authentic Italian restaurant staffed with mostly Italian chefs and team.
Amici’s menu was inspired by Central Italy, Rome, Perugia, Tuscany and Chef Francesco Latarullo’s hometown of Umbria. Latarullo’s cooking style is contemporary but loyal to tradition.
View the recipe for cacio e pepe with Sicilia prawns tartare here, on the Amici menu, and here for its espresso martini bite. Other Amici entrées include paccheri alle cozze di Sardegna and ravioli fatti a mano, plus pizzas such as margherita, broccolini e salsiccia and quattro formaggi.
Check out The Club at Ibis’ 2023 Top Ranked Culinary Experience page for full menus, stats and additional photos.
In addition to Italian cuisine, the club offers Italian language, cooking, wine-tasting and more. The feedback from members has been “outstanding,” and it provides the club with year-round staff in addition to the seasonal team.