As elsewhere, the menu will offer contemporary dishes inspired by historic, and in some cases very historic, recipes, with some dating back to the 1300s. The restaurant’s ‘Meat Fruit’ dish, a chicken liver and foiegras parfait disguised as a mandarin, is perhaps its best known worldwide.
Blumenthal is not the only world class chef to head for the blistering sun of Dubai of late: Massimo Bottura will open a restaurant called Torno Subito at the W Hotel shortly, while Virgilio Martínez and Thomas Keller are already there with their Lima andBouchon Bakeryconcepts, respectively.
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Staff shortages are hitting the hospitality sector hard, prompting some restaurants to look outside the industry to train those without restaurant experience for life in the kitchen. Andrew Friedman finds out more.
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