Diamond Lifestyle's first UAE F&B venue to open

La Porte des Indes to open in The Address Dubai Mall in early 2014
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The restaurant will be on the ground floor of The Address Dubai Mall hotel.
The restaurant will be on the ground floor of The Address Dubai Mall hotel.

Diamond Lifestyle, managed by Al Masah Capital Limited, is opening its first UAE operation: La Porte Des Indes, an Indian restaurant concept with existing venues in London’s Marylebone and Brussels.

The regional outlet of the brand will be located in The Address Dubai Mall with a planned opening date of early 2014.

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Diamond Lifestyle chairman Shailesh Dash said: "We are delighted to announce our first fine dining operation in the UAE in the form of La Porte Des Indes.

"We feel that this concept has the potential to become one of the leading F&B destinations in the Emirates and that the restaurant will aptly showcase our commitment to combining service, ambiance and cuisine into a world-class customer experience."

He further added: "We intend to open many further restaurants in the fine dining and lounge space in a careful strategy that will result in an outstanding portfolio.”

Literally meaning 'gateway to India', the inspiration behind La Porte Des Indes reflects the cuisine of the Gallic-influenced dishes representative of Pondicherry, a former French colony in India.

As with London and Brussels, group executive chef Mehernosh Mody will oversee the Dubai kitchen, and has spent many months in Pondicherryimmersed himself in the traditional French-Creole communities and researched guarded recipes from French, Tamil and Creole families.

Mody said: "La Porte Des Indes in Dubai will be another jewel in our crown and bring a new dimension to fine dining in a fast evolving, vibrant city, with exemplary food and service and a touch of Indian hospitality."

The La Porte des Indes brand is owned by the Blue Elephant Group. Chairman Karl Steppe said: "Since the last 20 years La Porte des Indes London has been hosting numerous guests and royalty living in the thriving Emirates. Our presence in Dubai will surely create new opportunities for this long lasting gastronomic friendship to bloom.”

Founded in 2013, Diamond Lifestyle operates luxury restaurants and lounges in the GCC, Turkey and South East Asia.

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