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With restaurants in London and Melbourne, and having earned two Michelin stars at the former, Blumenthal and Executive Chef Ashley Palmer-Watts have now turned their attention to the Emirates, with the newest restaurant slated to open at The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences in 2019.
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 and Bouchon Bakery concepts, respectively.
Watch Ashley Palmer-Watts explain the concept behind Dinner... below.