The upcoming Dukes Dubai hotel on Palm Jumeirah has taken over the management of Palm Jumeirah’s Oceana Beach Club steakhouse, West 14th, and has appointed a new chef.
Chef Clive Gilroy Pereira has come on board to overhaul the menu and reinvigorate the restaurant’s New York Meatpacking District references, and restaurant manager Peter Thomas will take care of operations.
Chef Clive Gilroy Pereira has worked closely with Michelin stared Chef Gary Rhodes in Dubai and was previously head chef at Rhodes Twenty 10 at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa.
His new menu for West 14th contains chicken and mushroom pie, smoked salmon plate and cornish crab cake for lunch, and dinner options include wagyu beef cheek and T-bone steak, while apple and rhubarb crumble and lemon meringue pie round out the desserts.
Pereira commented: “I am fortunate to have learnt the art of cooking food directly from a maestro, my mentor, Chef Gary Rhodes.
“I would like to recreate the real essence of the Meatpacking district in New York (which West 14th Street runs through), the sights, the sounds, the hustle and bustle and reproduce that nostalgia through my menu.”
New restaurant manager Thomas has more than 11 years’ experience throughout the region, having built his career working with Ritz-Carlton Hotels, One & Only Royal Mirage and Anantara Hotels & Resorts.
Abdulla Bin Sulayem, CEO, Seven Tides, developer of Dukes Dubai, commented: “We have revamped and extended the restaurant’s outdoor terrace, which affords spectacular views of the Dubai Marina skyline.
“West 14th is located in the same Oceana complex as Dukes Dubai and so it will not only provide synergy with Dukes Dubai’s food and beverage operation, it offers our guests a premium quality experience, broadening the hotel’s appeal,” added Bin Sulayem.
West 14th is open from 9am to midnight, seven days a week, and offers lunch through to 3pm and dinner from 6pm.