Chez Charles Restaurant has opened in Dubai Design District (d3), offering a contemporary take on the French fine dining experience.
The menu combines influences of a Parisian brasserie and touches of Provence, using quality, seasonal ingredients.
The main dining area has floor to ceiling windows and seats 80 guests, while the terrace features a private outdoor dining area for up to 30 guests, and the kitchen is set behind a clear glass stage.
Charles Boghos, founder and CEO of Chez Charles explained: “We wanted to give our guests access to the magic that takes place in the kitchen to fully appreciate the passion at the core of Chez Charles’ team. We wanted the kitchen to be a part of the dining experience”.
Heading up the culinary operations is chef Jeremy Degras who is also executive chef of the Chez Charles Group.
He commented: “We are a team here at Chez Charles. We work side by side to achieve the highest levels of quality reinforcing our unique approach to contemporary French cuisine.
“It is very important for us that we stay true to our ethos which lies in the ingredients, the cooking, the creativity and most importantly the passion behind it all.”
The menu will feature a selection of classic salads, hors d’oeuvres, platters, seafood, poultry, meat and pasta and a dessert menu.
Highlights include Burgundy Snails a la Provençale, Paella Saffron Risotto, Milk-Fed Veal Tenderloin with Niçoise Ratatouille and Bouillabaisse Marseillaise.
Designed by AAC interiors, the brasserie features a neutral palette, simple white table cloths and olive green and greige velvet chairs with a custom-made chandelier suspended over the main dining area.
The lounge, set aside from the dining area, includes a molded zinc bar counter, high table seating and its own lounge terrace.
Chez Charles culinary brand, founded in February 2012 by Charles Boghos encompasses bespoke catering services, an online gourmet shop an online deli shop, and now the group’s first restaurant.