• Zafferano

  • Bentleys dimly-lit lounge, four stools at padded leather bar where bartender looks at racks of bottles on wall

  • Server sets three-tiered trays with desserts and tea pots on round table in sunny Piazza dining room

  • In-Room Dining


All Food and Drink


Join us for breakfast beneath vaulted ceilings in Zafferano’s light-filled dining room, then come back in the evening for artful plates of Central Italian specialities, best enjoyed on the terrace on a cool summer’s night.


Meet with friends for an evening of whisky, cigars and lively conversations in our intimate club-style lounge.


You’ll find this airy salon just off our lobby – it’s the perfect spot for afternoon tea or meeting with colleagues for a quick bite.

In-Room Dining

Ideal for time-zone–hopping travellers, impromptu meetings or for a quiet, private meal, our extensive menu lets you dine in style in the comfort of your guest room or suite.

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Meet the Team

Talha Barkin

Executive Chef

Talha’s philosophy has roots in the environment he grew up in, where fresh, homegrown and in-season produce are a part of daily life. Home is Koycegiz, Mugla, a charming lakeside town in Mediterranean Turkey where his mother’s and grandmother's cooking, combined with abundant, soulful ingredients, inspired his palate at a young age. As a budding young chef, he gained exposure to world cuisine through worldwide assignments, and part of his 20-year career included winning medals in prestigious culinary competitions in Dubai. Talha is energetic, passionate and dedicated. Outside the kitchen, he has a penchant for gypsy violin music and vintage violins, and also plays violin recreationally.

“My intention is to always appreciate the value and origin of ingredients. With my acquired tastes and experience, I aim to create something that respects and brings out the ingredients’ natural character in a fine gastronomic presentation.”

Portrait photo of Executive Sous Chef Luca Casini in white uniform, standing at white table

Executive Sous Chef Luca Casini

Growing up with his grandparents in Italy, Chef Luca became enamored with watching his grandfather cook when Luca was 5 years old. Every summer, he and his grandfather would participate in food fairs in nearby villages, and by age 13, Luca was attending culinary school and working weekends in a professional kitchen. At 17, he obtained a position at one of Italy’s finest restaurants, Arnolfo in Colle di Val d’Elsa, and since then, he has travelled the world, honing his skills in such far-flung places as Bangkok, Cyprus and London. Here in Baku, he’s constantly striving for improvement, always seeking to provide each guest an unforgettable meal.

“The secret of a delicious meal is in treating the ingredients with respect."


  • Every Sunday

    Sparkling Brunch

    With mimosas for you and storytelling for the kids, the whole family will love coming to Sunday brunch. Served every weekend from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm at Zafferano, our extensive buffet features a live waffle station, hot and cold plates, a juice bar and a dedicated kids corner where our expertly trained team entertains little ones with games, toys and a special kids menu.

  • Every Day

    Afternoon Tea

    Sit down for bite-size sweets and savoury finger sandwiches served with a glass of sparkling wine and unlimited coffee and tea, every day from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Piazza.

  • Festive Season

    Join us during the festive season and celebrate it in style. Enjoy our festive twist on Afternoon Tea, special holiday menus and memorable theme parties – all brought to you with the Four Seasons touch.


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