A Vietnamese restaurant inspired by French cuisine
Monday, 17 October 2011: Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is delighted to introduce Vôi, a Vietnamese restaurant with an elegant French twist. The culinary jewel, inspired by the spirit of French colonial Southeast Asia from the 1920s, has a seating capacity of 80 guests and was launched on 22 September 2011.
Vôi’s signature dishes include Marinated Scottish Salmon Spring Rolls; Brittany Blue Lobster with Mango Artichoke Salad; Duck Breast, Foie Gras and Brussels Sprouts in a Tamarind Sauce; and Baked Banana served with Warm Chocolate Spring Roll and Honey Ice Cream.
Vôi’s Chef de Cuisine is Phuong Mai, a Vietnamese national from French-influenced Hanoi. Chef Mai is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning chef and joins Vôi with nearly twenty-five years of culinary experience. She has taken her expertise in French Vietnamese cuisine across the globe, working in Vietnam, Thailand, Egypt and China. Now making her Dubai debut, Chef Mai is incredibly excited to introduce an innovative, authentic Vietnamese menu with a French touch.
Joining forces with Chef Mai is Vôi’s restaurant manager, Quentin Fougeroux, a French national. Quentin brings in a wealth of expertise in Asian cuisine, having worked as a restaurant manager and sommelier in hotels in Thailand such as the Six Senses Hideaway Resort & Spa.
Nineteenth century colonial French design was the inspiration for Vôi’s interiors, with soaring ceilings, pure white walls, crystal chandeliers, shiny black lacquer furniture and floor-to-ceiling mirrors creating a sophisticated and elegant atmosphere with a sense of grandeur.
The launch of Vôi marks the last phase Jumeirah Zabeel Saray’s opening. The five-star luxury resort located on the West crescent of Palm Jumeirah is an homage to the Golden Age of the Ottoman Empire.
Note to Editors:
Please contact Katie King 00971 50557 0260 to arrange for restaurant reviews and interviews with Chef Mai.
About Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, located on the West crescent of Palm Jumeirah, is delivering unrivalled luxury with an imperial touch in its 405 rooms and suites. Hand-painted frescoes, Turkish artworks and lavish murals conjure up the magnificence of the Golden Age of the Ottoman Empire. The imperial hospitality experience is further expressed in the design and scale of the property, the thoughtfulness of the service and the subtle interweaving of the Arabian Renaissance.
About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany, Jumeirah Essex House in New York; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai and Jumeirah Dhevanafushi in the Maldives. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah Living; the spa brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi Waterpark; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and Sirius, its global loyalty programme.
For further information please contact:
Jumeirah Group Corporate Communications
Director of Corporate Communications
PO Box 214159 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Visit us at: www.jumeirah.com