Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates opened two new venues at the beginning of November – Noir, a new lounge and cocktail bar, and Olea, an authentic Levantine restaurant.
Designed by Bassos Design, Noir was conceptualised to capture the ‘speak easy’ movement of 1920s USA, the country’s most decadent decade to date and a period when the decorative arts flourished into the art deco style: ‘Le Modern’.
Olea has the look and feel of a welcoming contemporary modern Arabian restaurant, with a knowledgeable Levant chefs who adopts traditional cooking methods and presents his signature dishes in a tableside presentation.
Grant Ruddiman, general manager, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, said: “The grand understated luxury of Noir has been achieved right from the careful touches in the design to the wide range of trendy cocktails, from the top notch training of our talented staff to the individual uniforms – all scrupulously conceived to ensure that we are offering truly bespoke, rich memories for our guests.”
Levantine cuisine, known in Arabic as the Bilad ash-Sham or Land of the North, is the true traditional cuisine found in the Levant region, which today spans the modern states of Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, southern Turkey and Cyprus.