Dubai hotel revamps restaurant
Traiteur restaurant at Park Hyatt Dubai is to be given a new lease of life next month, when it will re-open in its new role of French brasserie.
“The ambience will be vibrant with the excitement of the chefs, centre-stage in the restaurant, while in the background a selection of warm music based on modern French blends will add to the French brasserie feel,” explained a spokesperson for the hotel.
The new-look restaurant will open on October 1, with a new concept, a new menu and a new chef — the man behind the new concept, Franck Detrait.
The 28-year-old French chef has joined the Dubai property from Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme — home to Michelin-starred restaurant Pur’Grill, headed up by chef Jean-François Rouquette — and defines his cuisine as “revisited traditional”, combining international products with modern techniques.
Guests can expect such entrees as tuna tartar with vegetable and chili marinade with olive tapenade, as well as duck foie gras terrine and quince jelly with hibiscus; main courses will include steak tartar, Chateaubriand Rossini-style and French farmed duck with bigarade orange sauce; and the dessert list will include chocolate fondant with passion fruit sorbet and crème brûlée infused with jasmine flower.
Commenting on the new role, Detrait said: “Dubai has today become a high temple of gastronomy, a centre of Western, Asian and Oriental cultures.
“It is a real challenge — but adapting myself to new constraints, such as the climate, the purchasing and the new customs, fascinates me.”