The Ivy opens doors in Dubai
Dubai, June 22, 2011
Jumeirah Group, a leading luxury hotel chain in the region, has announced the opening of The Ivy, one of London's favourite restaurants in Dubai.
Owned by the parent company Caprice Holdings, The Ivy is a uniquely British institution known throughout the world.
An extensive refurbishment in 1990, with oak panelling, stained glass and site-specific commissions from leading contemporary artists, re-established The Ivy in London to that of its early-20th century heyday.
It continues to be a staple with the pre and post-theatre crowds, and boasts a devoted clientele from the arts, media and beyond.
Announcing the Dubai launch, Phil Broad, managing director of Jumeirah Restaurants said The Ivy takes forward the long-standing tradition of the international brasserie in London at its new address- the ground floor of The Boulevard in Jumeirah Emirates Towers.
The Ivy in Dubai will share the same standards of food, ambience and service as The Ivy in London, but will also take on board the best that Dubai has to offer, Broad stated.
Designed by Martin Brudnizki, the restaurant will serve as an ideal place for lunch, dinner or simply a drink at the bar.
'Housing a private dining room and a 60 seat terrace, The Ivy will offer a brasserie-style menu with a selection of classics, such as its world famous shepherd's pie, Dover sole, and Scandinavian iced berries with hot white chocolate sauce.'
'Dishes from around the world such as sashimi and Thai-baked sea bass are some of the other favourites The Ivy will offer,' he added.
Broad said the Dubai opening had been highly anticipated by patrons for whom dining at the London brasserie has become a custom.
'It is a welcome addition to the Jumeirah restaurant portfolio. With its sophisticated decor and delicious food, The Ivy is set to become a landmark in Dubai,' said Broad.
'Similar to The Ivy in London, we are confident that delivering a gourmet experience and great value for money will keep our customers coming back to the Dubai restaurant,' he added.-TradeArabia News Service