Dubai, 27 June 2016: Al Hambra restaurant in Jumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah has won the prestigious Chef’s Choice 2016 award sponsored by Estrella Damm.
As part of the prize, Head Chef Oscar Poquet has been invited to travel to Barcelona in October to meet world famous chef Ferran Adria.
Chef Oscar and his team competed against nine other restaurants in Dubai over a two month period.
His winning two course menu, which was paired with Estrella Damm and inspired by the flavours of the Mediterranean, included a tempting selection of the restaurant’s all-time favourite tapas: modern brava potatoes, garlic shrimps, chicken croquettes.
The second course comprised ‘Dubai mixed paella’ of seafood, chicken and Arabic spices.
During the competition period, over 400 menus were sold at Al Hambra. The winning score of 92% was achieved based on mystery shopper visits, number of menus sold and a strong social media campaign.
Al Hambra Restaurant is a traditional Spanish eatery with a lively ambiance which makes guests feel at home. Locals and travellers visit to experience not just its extensive menu of authentic tapas and rustic regional Spanish cuisine, but for its inviting atmosphere. It’s a perfect setting for al fresco dining or to sample the city’s best sangrias.
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- Al Hambra is open daily for dinner from 6 -11:30pm. It is part of Jumeirah Al Qasr’s award winning Friday Brunch and opens for Saturday lunch from 12.30 to 4pm
- Special offers at Al Hambra: Tuesday Ladies night: all you can eat tapas and sangria 150 AED per person and Saturday family lunch: all you can eat tapas, paella and desert 165 AED non-alcoholic and 190 AED including sangria.
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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 including the flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts manages properties in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Kuwait in the Middle East; Baku, Bodrum, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London and Mallorca (Spain) in Europe; the Maldives and Shanghai in Asia. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM with properties in London and Dubai; the new contemporary lifestyle hotel brand VenuTM; the wellness brand TaliseTM; Jumeirah Restaurant Group DubaiTM; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality ManagementTM; and Jumeirah SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme. Future openings include luxury and lifestyle hotels in China, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Oman, Russia and the UAE. www.jumeirah.com
About Madinat Jumeirah:
Set on a private beach, Madinat Jumeirah resort is an authentic recreation of ancient Arabia, capturing the natural beauty of the region. Madinat Jumeirah features two grand boutique hotels, Jumeirah Al Qasr and Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, accommodation in 29 traditional summer houses in Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf, conference and banqueting facilities including two grand ballrooms, a 1000-seat amphitheatre and the region’s only dedicated entertainment centre and multi-purpose venue, Madinat Arena. The facilities are interconnected by 3km of waterways and landscaped gardens. The resort also provides extensive leisure and health facilities including Talise Spa and Talise Fitness, as well as Souk Madinat Jumeirah, a traditional retail and dining experience with 90 boutiques and restaurants showcasing the best of Arabia, including nightlife destination Pacha Ibiza Dubai.
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