Dubai, 25 September 2013: Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai’s premium family destination and 5 star resort, is set to host a Pop-Up restaurant created especially for Jumeirah by star chefs The Galvin Brothers.
From October 24th to 30th 2013, hotel guests can dine at the stunning Villa Beach restaurant and sample the ‘Guest of the Galvins’ tasting menu. Jeff Galvin, known along with his brother Chris for their quality French cuisine, will bring his culinary expertise and expert knowledge of seasonal ingredients to Dubai to create a selection of five starters, five main courses and five desserts. Diners can choose from a number of dishes such as Lasagne of Crab, Slow-cooked Pyrenees Lamb Shoulder and Tagine of Bresse Pigeon. Delicious desserts such as Prune and Armagnac Parfait or Apple Tarte Tartin will provide the perfect finale. Alongside Jeff in the kitchen will be Zac Whittle, Head Chef of Galvin La Chapelle, one of the Galvin’s acclaimed restaurants.
A private cooking class will then be held for hotel guests on 27th October by The Galvin Brothers at the SunDeck Lounge in Jumeirah Beach Hotel where foodie fans will be welcomed into the Galvin family as they learn from the very best - Jeff will share his top tips and the culinary passion that has enabled the brothers to work in some of the world’s finest restaurants and hotels.
The Galvin Restaurants are a family run collection of seven French restaurants founded in 2005 and include Bistro de Luxe and Le Cellar bar in Marylebone and Galvin La Chapelle and Café a Vin in Spitalfields in London. From fine dining business dinners to relaxed family friendly lunches and al fresco options, the Galvins pride themselves on offering something to suit everyone, whilst keeping high quality French cuisine, luxurious surroundings and great hospitality at the heart of everything they do.
General Manager Mahmoud Sakr said: “At Jumeirah Beach Hotel, it has long been our pleasure to amaze our guests with some of the finest food in Dubai. Now, by welcoming the talented Jeff Galvin and Zac Whittle, we are proud to also introduce our visitors to the finest in French dining. What a privilege to have these esteemed chefs in residence, we’re sure that both their food and their cookery class will be an unforgettable experience.”
Jeff Galvin said: “I am thrilled to be travelling to Dubai to host this much anticipated pop up restaurant and proud to be partnering with the Jumeirah Beach Hotel. French food, lovingly prepared is our passion, and it will be great to share this experience with diners in the Middle East as well as share some tips with them so that they can go away and cook at home.”
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About Jumeirah Beach Hotel:
Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai’s premier lifestyle destination, is located on Jumeirah Beach Road just 15 kilometres from the city centre and 25 kilometres from Dubai International Airport. The hotel is a dynamically-formed 26-storey curved design built in the shape of a breaking wave and offers pristine private beaches with undisturbed views of the Arabian Gulf. Jumeirah Beach Hotel also offers 598 sea-facing rooms and suites, over 15 restaurants and bars, extensive conference and banqueting facilities, the Pavilion Marina and Sports Club, Sinbad’s Kids Clubs and direct, complimentary access to Wild Wadi for all guests. Jumeirah Beach Hotel is a seaside destination for the entire family.
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Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Director of Marketing Communications
Jumeirah Beach Road
P.O. Box 11416 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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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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About Galvin Restaurants:
Galvin Restaurants is a family run collection of French restaurants founded in 2005 by Michelin-starred chef brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin. Each of the seven restaurants is unique, but they all share a common theme; the desire to offer high quality French cuisine, served in luxurious surroundings by warm, hospitable and professional front of house. The Galvin USP is ‘Family’ and the presence of Chris and Jeff in their own restaurants. The brothers aim to ensure warmth of welcome and top service alongside exceptional food. Since the opening of La Chapelle and Café a Vin, Galvin Restaurants’ serve in excess of 25,000 customers per month. With over 50 years’ experience between them, the majority of which has been in London, Chris and Jeff Galvin were delighted that three Galvin establishments featured in the top 100 in the recent Restaurant Magazine Top 100 National Restaurants Awards.
Chris and Jeff are well known for their culinary expertise and respect of seasonal ingredients as well as operating restaurants at the highest level. In 2010 Chris and Jeff received the prestigious Caterer & Hotelkeeper ‘Catey’ award for Independent Restaurateurs of the Year. In 2012 Caterer & Hotelkeeper listed Chris and Jeff Galvin in the Top 100 Most Powerful People in Hospitality and ranking number seven in the ‘Chefs’ category. Galvin La Chapelle gained a Michelin star in the 2011 Red Guide with Café a Vin awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand
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