Samir Kerchiched, managing partner of Ansonia Concepts introduces Molecule, a restaurant, lounge and art gallery located in Dubai Design District
Please describe the concept of the venue?
Molecule is a restaurant, lounge and art gallery built upon the principles of ‘bistronomy’. Molecule has been designed to act as a cultural crossroads, which brings people together for the love of food and appreciation of art, design and sound.
What are the signature items on the menu?
Some of the signature menu items are the Molecule salad with carrots, celeriac, fennel, chicory, baby gem, hazelnut-almond dressing and tomato and oregano crisps; the lamb rack with roasted sage; and the Mysterious Arabica dessert, with confit pear, milk chocolate ganache and Arabica ice cream.
What is interesting about the beverage offer?
The signature house cocktails are the Molecule Martini and Passion Jack. We offer an extensive selection of grape, including the highly-coveted Pot Lyonnais (46cl), and there is also a daily menu of delicious, fresh and nutritious smoothies.
Who designed the interiors and how do they reflect the concept?
The concept and interior design of Molecule was handled by Ansonia Concepts. The vision for this incredibly unique outlet was to marry food, design and art within the realm of Dubai Design District, which has become a regional creative hub for fashion and design.
How will the venue compete on the Dubai market?
Molecule aims to create a casual dining hub with an exquisite fine dining menu with items available at very affordable prices. Furthermore, since the concept of Molecule is built upon the principles of ‘bistronomy’, it was essential to include dishes, which are created using a selection of seasonal ingredients. We feel that this venue is unlike any other in the city and offers a truly unique experience for the senses. Every detail has been meticulously planned with good food, great art and exceptional design at the core of every part of the brand.
Date opened: 23 March 2017
Head chef: Udo Moreau
Restaurant manager: Kaska Cynar