Bulldozer Group, behind Cipriani, Sass Café and Novikov, makes its first foray into casual dining with the launch of Eshak on Dubai’s City Walk 2.
Scheduled to open mid-December, the restaurant draws inspiration from the Silk Route, blending Uzbek, Armenian, Georgian, European and Middle Eastern tastes.
Chef Mahmoud Efranjiey, who is at the helm of the kitchen, will offer dishes including pilafs, kebabs, veal and lamb dumplings, baklava and chak-chak.
The menu is also customisable, allowing diners to create bespoke plates suited to personal preferences.
Located at the junction of Al Wasl and Al Safa Road, and surrounded by landscaped spaces and walkways, features an outdoor terrace and offers shisha.
Currently there are two Eshak venues in Moscow, Russia.
According to Alexander Orlov, co-founder, Bulldozer Group Worldwide, the Eshak brand will expand to other locations in the region.
Orlov told Catering News Middle East: “We want to develop this chain in this region, both in the Emirates and in some other Middle East countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait. Also, we want to go to Iran. We are also going to develop the Eshak brand in Saudi Arabia as it’s a very good market for this concept.”
Bulldozer Group has also signed a deal to open another Novikov in Saudi Arabia next year, which is scheduled to open in September.
Last week, Bulldozer Group’s Toko, located in Vida Downtown Dubai, was relaunched as Toko Downtown Restaurant, Garden & Lounge following a refurbishment.
Designed by Russian interior design company, Nograph, the concept is casual dining with a restaurant, garden and lounge area.
The new pan-Asian menu offers Chinese and Japanese street-food inspired dishes including dim sums, wok dishes, and Peking duck.