Abu Dhabi, 10 December 2013: Chef Benjamin Whatt of Quest restaurant has launched a luxury dining experience for New Year’s Eve based on themes from popular children’s stories, nursery rhymes and movies.
The adult gourmet experience in Quest, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, will feature Beluga caviar, fois gras, grade nine Wagyu tenderloin, gold leaf and truffles. The menu will highlight Chef Whatt’s unique signature style of inspirational Asian fine dining, infused with culinary complexity and humour to create new gourmet experiences.
The one-off menu will be available on 31 December from 7pm onwards and starts with an opening course called 'Down the Rabbit Hole'. This perfectly introduces the rest of the evening’s experiences as guests are taken into another culinary world based on scenes from Alice in Wonderland.
Other themed dishes based on childhood favourites include: ‘Not the Chocolate Factory’ from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, ‘The Queen’s Wish,’ from Snow White, the traditional nursery rhyme ‘The Cow Jumped Over the Moon,’ Roald Dahl’s ‘BFG,’ and ‘The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg.’
Chef Benjamin Whatt has received numerous awards and accolades including What’s On Chef of the Year, Abu Dhabi, 2012. He said: “Many months have gone into the creation of this special one-off menu that includes fantastic takes on some very personal dishes from my own childhood. I wanted to create an evening of culinary surprise, celebration, decadence and nostalgia. One that gives guests not only an enjoyable experience to say farewell to 2013, but a gourmet experience that will be remembered well into 2014. Through my cuisine I want people to reminisce, regain a youthful outlook and feel alive.”
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The Benjamin Whatt New Year’s Eve Degustation Menu costs AED 1,550 per person (plus 10% Service Charge and 6% Tourism Fee).
For further information, enquiries and bookings for dining at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers contact: Tel: +971 2 811 5666
Fax: +971 2 811 5588
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 ofthe 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.
For further information please contact:
Jumeirah Group Corporate Communications
Director of External Communications
PO Box 73137, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Press Agency for Jumeirah at Etihad Towers:
Tel: + 971(4) 3753-295
Fax: + 971 (4) 4393-582
Mr. Glenn Johnston
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Mr. Bader Khawam
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