Michelin-starred Chef José Andrés to open Spanish restaurant in Dubai

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by Mahak Mannan | Published 2 years ago

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The new venue, Jaleo will be located at The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences and is due to open in 2019.



The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences and José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup have announced that the Jaleo concept will launch at the destination property in 2019.

Since its debut in Washington, D.C.’s Penn Quarter in 1993, Jaleo has evolved to represent modern Spain, with locations in Washington DC, Bethesda, Arlington, Las Vegas, Mexico City and, in Fall 2018, in Disney Springs, Florida.

Having earned Michelin’s Bib Gourmand distinctions in both the Washington, D.C. 2017 and 2018 guides, as well as recurring inclusion in the Washington Post’s Dining Guide and Washingtonian’s 100 Best Restaurants, Jaleo celebrates the traditional as well as the cutting edge in a festive, stylish and casual atmosphere.

“I am thrilled to be bringing Jaleo to The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences in Dubai, our first restaurant in the United Arab Emirates, and an incredible and majestic destination,” Andrés said.

“Guests will able to experience Jaleo like they never have before.”

At Jaleo, plates are designed to be shared as the menu features authentic Spanish and local ingredients.

The restaurant will feature its award-winning assortment of signature tapas, traditional small plates of Spain, savoury paellas, as well as a wide selection of Spanish cheeses.

Serge Zaalof, chief operating officer for Atlantis Resorts & Residences comments, “With a shared vision for culinary excellence, we see great synergy between The Royal Atlantis and José Andrés. As one of the most influential chefs in the world, we have no doubt that the arrival of his authentic and celebrated Spanish concept will be another great addition to the culinary offering at our property.

“Working closely with valued partners such as ThinkFoodGroup to create truly unique dining experiences, The Royal Atlantis is set to deliver an eclectic mix of culinary experiences unrivalled anywhere in the world.”

Named as one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in 2012 and 2018 and Outstanding Chef by the James Beard Foundation, José Andrés is an internationally-recognised culinary innovator, author, educator, television personality, humanitarian and chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup.

A pioneer of Spanish tapas in the United States, he is known for his avant-garde cuisine and his award-winning group of 31 restaurants.

The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences will deliver sky high guest rooms and homes with architecture conceived by the world’s leading architects, designers and artists.

With the contemporary living and hotel spaces offering views of the ocean and the Dubai city skyline, residents and guests will also be able to enjoy a variety of unique amenities including soaring private gardens and terraces with their own pools. The resort and residences will feature over 90 swimming pools including a rooftop infinity pool suspended 90 meters above The Palm.

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