Grand Hyatt Dubai’s all-day dining restaurant The Market Café will re-open in March as The Collective, a 240-seat outlet comprising four ‘micro-concepts’.
The four concepts are split into areas called: Levant Emporium, Grill Bar, Bakery and Bombay Café.
Each concept area will have live food stations and an a la carte menu, with seasonal produce freshly prepared.
The colourful Levant Emporium will offer dishes such as tagine, quinoa bil raihan, a beetroot, spinach, feta and sumac dish; mackerel and dates; and kaskaval shawarma.
The Bombay Café will focus on traditional Parsi curries, with flavours from Persian and Gujarati cuisine.
The chefs will prepare a daily selection of dishes served from the Tandoor oven, with signatures including Jardaloo Sali Margi (chicken with apricots) and Patra Ni Machi (fish enveloped in green chutney and steamed in banana leaves).
The Western-inspired Grill Bar will include grill shows, with menu items to include crispy soft shell crab, short ribs al verde, burgers and salmon chipotle.
The Collective’s Bakery will offer home baking, with treats including cassis and torched meringue, apricot tart and chocolate baklava.
The Beverage Bar, in the centre of the restaurant will have smoothies, vegetable presses and fruit juices, labans, milkshakes and lassis.
Executive chef, Roger Marti commented: “When the food is ripe and ready we’ll prepare something amazing, it’s all about cooking and serving with flavours; there’s no set menu, you’re cooking what comes from your heart.”
Designed by the Super Potato group, each micro-concept had décor that represents its cuisine type, from fittings and lighting to plates and cutlery.
Bombay Kitchen will feature vibrant colours, handmade rugs and the signature book wall, while mosaic flooring and patterned crockery will create a Middle Eastern feel in the Levant Emporium.
The Grill Bar will have industrial-style interiors, and the bakery will have an intimate ambience with 11 different styles of tables and chairs.
In addition to its food and drink offering The Collective, located alongside the Grand Hyatt’s indoor tropical gardens, is set to be a hub for regular pop-ups from supporting emerging designers to new food and drink stalls.