Executive head chef Nigel Mendham from DUKES London will join Dubai-based executive chef Martin Cahill to host a special dinner on 26 April at West 14th steakhouse.
The Palm Jumeirah restaurant is now operated under the management of the upcoming DUKES Dubai hotel.
The menu combines the best dishes from both destinations, with Chef Cahill’s bringing Garden Leaves with Arabic Vegetables; Scottish Langoustine; and Pimms & Custard to the table.
Chef Mendham is introducing Smoked Haddock with fresh peas, and Fillet of Beef with cauliflower and spelt.
Chef Mendham commented: “Teaming up with Chef Cahill to create this special menu has been a thoroughly enjoyable creative journey. I am looking forward to touching down in Dubai, visiting the markets and getting to work in the kitchen and personally greeting the guests attending this stand out event.
Chef Cahill added: “This is a fantastic opportunity to be able to work with Chef Mendham. Together, we are striving to create a memorable meal that combines both the best of British with an Arabian twist and we are excited to be welcoming him to West 14th in April.”
Dukes Dubai’s Chef Cahill has held roles in international hotel companies such as Mandarin Oriental and Hyatt Hotels in Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Cahill has put his stamp on the culinary offering at West 14th with items such as Wagyu Beef Cheek and T-Bone Steak, as well as classic deserts such as Apple and Rhubarb Crumble and Lemon Meringue Pie.
Executive head chef Mendham, who has been awarded with one Michelin star and three AA Rosettes, is based at THIRTY SIX By Nigel Mendham, Dukes St. James in London and specialises in modern British cuisine.
Mete Atakuman, General Manager, DUKES Dubai said: “The two-chefs’ dinner at West 14th is just the first of many initiatives planned by DUKES Dubai to leverage our culinary expertise and keep the offering at West 14th a step ahead of the game.
“We decided to keep the event exclusive, with a limited number of places, to reflect the rare nature of the opportunity that combines the skills of two very celebrated chefs, in a premium setting.”
West 14th is managed by DUKES Dubai, the luxury hotel owned and developed by Seven Tides, which is set to open on Palm Jumeirah later this year.
West 14th is open from 9am to midnight, seven days a week, and offers lunch through to 3pm and dinner from 6pm.
The contemporary, open-plan, loft-inspired layout of the restaurant recreates the street atmosphere of Manhattan’s Meatpacking district.
The chefs’ dinner will take place from 7pm on 26 April and is priced at AED 350 per person or AED 450 with beverage pairing.