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Jumeirah at Etihad Towers recognised as UAE’s ‘Gourmet Capital’

Jumeirah at Etihad Towers recognised as UAE’s ‘Gourmet Capital’

Abu Dhabi, 04 November 2013: Jumeirah at Etihad Towers has asserted its position as the ‘Gourmet Capital’ following an unprecedented number of culinary awards. Six restaurants scooped nine accolades and two chefs received special recognition.

In the ‘What’s On Abu Dhabi’ awards, Scott’s was acknowledged as Abu Dhabi’s best destination for Seafood and British cuisine, Tori No Su won Best Japanese Restaurant and Li Beirut won Best MENA Restaurant. In the ‘Time Out Abu Dhabi’ awards the French inspired Brasserie Angélique won Best New Restaurant and Best French Restaurant.

In addition, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers was given wide spread recognition in the ‘What’s On Black Hat Guide 2013’ and picked up the most ‘hats’ in the whole of the UAE. The hotel’s restaurants were awarded:

Two chefs also won awards, Chef de Cuisine Jouni Ibrahim of Li Beirut restaurant was awarded ‘Abu Dhabi Gourmet Regional Chef of the Year 2013,’ in the Abu Dhabi Gourmet festival 2013 edition and Muhammed Ali Shiddique of Quest Restaurant received second place in the ‘Abu Dhabi Time Out Young Chef of the Year 2013.’

In the Russian Standard and MMI Bar Academy Platinum Fusion competition 2013, Gatis Ozols from Ray’s Bar won Best Bartender and both Ray’s Bar and Quest restaurant were awarded second place.

Doris Greif, General Manager, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, said: “We are all so proud of our culinary, food and beverage teams. From the outset it was always envisaged that Jumeirah at Etihad Towers would not only be a centre for culinary celebration in Abu Dhabi, but a visionary and exciting gourmet capital for the whole region. It is very humbling that the general public and aficionados of the epicurean world have recognised us in this way, and we appreciate and respect the responsibilities that come with these accolades. We hope those outside of Abu Dhabi will visit for a gourmet getaway to taste and judge for themselves if our assertion of ‘Gourmet Capital within the Capital’ is justified.”   

The full list of awards by outlet:

Brasserie Angélique
Best French Restaurant Abu Dhabi – What’s On Abu Dhabi Awards 2013Best New Restaurant Abu Dhabi – Time Out Abu Dhabi Restaurant Awards 2013Highly Commended Best Contemporary European Restaurant – Time Out Abu Dhabi Restaurant Awards 2013 

Scott’s

Best Seafood Restaurant - What’s On Abu Dhabi Awards 2013
Best British Restaurant – What’s On Abu Dhabi Awards 2013

Tori No Su
Best Japanese Restaurant - What’s On Abu Dhabi Awards 2013 Li Beirut
Best MENA Restaurant – Time Out Abu Dhabi Restaurant Awards 2013 

BiCE (authentic Italian cuisine)
Highly Commended Best Italian Restaurant – Time Out Abu Dhabi Restaurant Awards 2013

Nahaam (casual chic dining)
Highly Commended Best Brunch – Time Out Abu Dhabi Restaurant Awards 2013

For more information and bookings at Jumeirah at Etihad restaurants:                                   
Tel.: +971 2 811 5666                                                                                                      
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Website: www.jumeirah.com

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Note to Editors:

Jumeirah at Etihad Towers’ award winning teams (from left to right)
Sebastian Popp, Sous Chef - Scott’s
Jean-Benoît Burloux, Restaurant Manager – Scott’s
Nicolas Caupin, Restaurant Manager – Brasserie Angélique
Loughlin Druhan, Executive Chef
Daniel Irvine, Sous Chef - Brasserie Angélique
Doris Greif, General Manager
Ando Takashi, Chef de Cuisine – Tori No Su
Maximo Largo, Sous Chef - Tori No Su
Niels van Oers, Chef de Cuisine – Brasserie Angélique
Nidal Daou, Executive Sous Chef
Carl Tichard, Chef de Cuisine – Scott’s
Nandana Wirasinha, Director of Food & Beverage

For high resolution photos click here.

About Jumeirah at Etihad Towers:

The business, social and gourmet hub of Abu Dhabi, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers offers a relaxed and bespoke urban lifestyle experience based on personalised care, craftsmanship, and a passion for unique culinary experiences. Located on the shores of the Arabian Gulf, the 5-star luxury city hotel spans 66 floors and includes 382 guest rooms and suites of refined elegance offering the latest technology and stunning Corniche and coastal views. The hotel features a Club Executive Lounge, 199 serviced residences, ten restaurants and bars including the signature restaurants Li Beirut and Quest, Talise Spa, Six P Gym, and one of the largest and most sophisticated hotel conferencing centres in the capital. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers was developed under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Suroor bin Mohammed Al Nahyan’s Projects Department.

About Jumeirah Group:    

Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa in Kuwait; Jumeirah Bilgah Beach Hotel in Baku; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany; Jumeirah Grand Hotel via Veneto in Rome; Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in Mallorca, Spain; Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah in Istanbul; as well as Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM; the wellness brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme.

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